I worked at home for a month. An entire month. I had a plan: wake up, attend to a few chores, make tea, report to my home office, turn on the computer, spend the mornings on work-related tasks and during the afternoons, write a novel. Easy enough, right? For years, I thought my day job… Continue reading What’s the Excuse?
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
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 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
A pastor once told me, "You don't want to change. You like the idea of change, but the truth is, change scares you." At the time of said declaration, I'd been praying to get married for several years. I knew I wanted a husband. I wanted a family. I thought the pastor had it wrong.… Continue reading Failing to Reap
I am an introvert! Let's just put it out there. And not only that, I'm busy introvert. There's a strong possibility I may be busy with things I don't need to be doing - but that's beside the point. This week I've noticed my patience with others has waned to nil. When I've been in… Continue reading Failing People
I am a fan of the Success Wiz app. I’ve mentioned it before. It’s a great app for identifying and organizing goals. It was recently brought to my attention that I wasn’t as focused as I thought I was. I didn’t know where I was heading but I wasn’t sure where I wanted to go… Continue reading Reviewing Your Goals