• Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    WIPMarathon Check-In #5 (December/January)

    So glad I had this update this week to kick my butt into getting something done. Never underestimate the necessity and power of pure force. ^_^ Things I’m Glad I Did in 2013: Hmm…I forgot about this part. I talked about my year over here, but as far things I’m glad I did…I’m glad I entered the two contests I entered. Nothing too exciting happened, but I did them, and I know how to find out about them now. I’m also glad I started hanging out with a friend at a coffee shop. I didn’t want to, but it’s been a lot of fun, and it is nice to leave…

  • Facts of Life,  Inspiration,  Motivation

    The Story Isn’t Going To Write Itself…

    …and by the way, the mountain isn’t going to climb itself either. I’ve been thinking about goals lately (guess there’s something in the air) and while I’m not a fan of making “New Year’s Resolutions,” I am a fan of setting goals and working towards them. Usually I make goals like, “Finish story XYZ by 123.” But I don’t ever say HOW I’m going to do that. I don’t make sure I’m setting aside time to write. I don’t make sure I’m taking care of myself so that I have the mental energy to sit down and write. And despite what I sometimes say to myself, “Wow, this story is…