It's no secret that I have trouble committing to anything I'm not getting paid to do. I also procrastinate. For instance, I was supposed to write this post on Sunday evening. I can't imagine that I was doing anything that would have warranted my not writing the post then. I had the task written on… Continue reading Writers Write: Five Hundred is the Goal
I’m a one-off sort of person. Every now and then I may say or do something inspired, maybe even profound. I have commanded attention with my brilliance, but before I can really revel in the moment, before i can pat myself on the back, I am equally known to follow up my greatness with blatant… Continue reading The Art of Finishing: Maintaining Voice
Last week my writer's group met for our first meeting of the year. I was an hour late because of an extended church service and arrived just in time to have the first four short chapters of my novel critiqued 😟. I didn't get terrible comments but what I did get were lots of questions… Continue reading 2020 Goals: #1 Adding Backstory
I don't know what it means to be a Christian writer who doesn't write Christian novels. I don't know if it means anything.
Nanowrimo starts this week and I’m preparing for it by lying on my couch with an entire blanket coiled around my neck. (My throat hurts and I’ve convinced myself that the blanket is a healing agent.) I have a mug of salted caramel tea steaming on top of my Star Trek: The Next Generation coaster,… Continue reading Nanowrimo 2019 – It’s a Mood
Writers, I challenge you to make submitting your work your 2019 resolution! Please, start with Lunch Ticket. - Jay
I'm pretty busy. I have a teenaged son. I work full time and I'm also in a master's program. I became active in my church a few months ago and am helping to plan a women's conference. On top of that, today I decided it was a good time to finally learn to cook. Two… Continue reading The Believers Guide to Time Management
I have no idea if anyone noticed, but I added a countdown clock to my page. I am going to finish the first draft of my first novel by the end of 2018. I've decided. More than once. And I've said so on this page several times. But as I sit on my couch staring… Continue reading Countdown to Excellence
Today is Sunday - my favorite day of the week (until about 6pm, when it really sinks in that I have to report to work the next day). Don't get me wrong, I love Saturdays. Saturdays are wonderful, but often busy with errands, chores, and other responsibilities. Sundays are supposed to be chill: church, a… Continue reading Renewed and Ready?
My uncle just sent me a text that said "Write the Vision." I've been told that by different people more than three times in the past two weeks. I have several apps that are supposed to help me do just that: goal apps, to-do apps, habit trackers. You name it, I have it. There's gotta… Continue reading Write the Vision