• Books,  Facts of Life,  Mini Rants,  Reading,  Writing Journey,  Writing World

    Books & Stories & Rambles – July Edition

    This month marks the anniversary of my first ever finished “novel.” And every year around this time, I like to reflect. So, I’ve come to the realization that I do not have time to get feedback on “Legion” before Pitch Wars – especially considering the fact that I’ve barely started editing and by barely, I mean, I’ve read over one short paragraph. I also decided to start with Chapter Nine instead of Fourteen, just because. And I don’t feel bad for taking a break. The brain needed some rest and we (the brain and I) wanted to catch up on some shows and knock a book out before we got wrapped…

  • Books,  Facts of Life,  Inspiration,  Writing Journey

    Big Magic & Turning Points

    Over the weekend I finished BIG MAGIC by Elizabeth Gilbert, and I have to say right off the bat, GO GET YOUR HANDS ON THIS BOOK NOW! There’s nothing like reading a book by someone who understands the crazy roller coaster writers go through on a regular basis. Barely halfway through the book, and I was back on the computer with my story after nearly two weeks of doing nothing. I feel like this book was an extended hand, reaching down to help me pull myself out of yet another writerly pity party. I have a feeling I’ll be reading this book multiple times. 😉 It wasn’t like this was a…