Cramming it all in: Writing while having full time obligations

I think we've all been there. We've all been so busy that our writing falls to the wayside, and slips further and further down the list of things to do. Work gets in the way, School gets in the way, Family gets in the way, illness gets in the way. That's just how life works. … Continue reading Cramming it all in: Writing while having full time obligations

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Writing productivity

Everyone knows how hard it can be to balance outside obligations (a job, kids, your health, life in general) and any hobby or side job. Writing is no exception. I struggle with depression, anxiety, and chronic illnesses, so there are definitely times when writing falls to the side. Here are some things I've done to … Continue reading Writing productivity

February goals- wrap up

Each month I post an image of my goal list to Instagram, as a way to hold myself accountable. Here's what February had planned- And here is the month wrap up- 40k words? Check! (Stay tuned for a post on productivity coming later this week) 2 newsletters? Check! I also came back to this platform … Continue reading February goals- wrap up

#Igwritersoct days 11-20

Day 11- your books I’m kind of bummed I don’t have my copy of book three yet, which is out next week, but here’s the first two in the series. A massive supernatural mystery, dem Day 12- books that inspire you... Um, Everything I’ve ever read? I narrowed it down to the first books in … Continue reading #Igwritersoct days 11-20

#Igwritersoct 31 day photo challenge: the first ten days

Anyone who knows me, knows I'm an Instagram addict. So when I came across a photo challenge for writers this month, there was no question that I needed to do it. Day One: So far, I've achieved a few of these. Re-edits are done. Plans are being made to celebrate book three. One newsletter just … Continue reading #Igwritersoct 31 day photo challenge: the first ten days

Where I’ve been aka Writing when Depression is kicking your *ss…

There's been an obvious lack of posts here. There are a couple reasons for this. 1- I moved 4000 miles and it hasn't been that easy of a time settling back in. 2- Chronic pain has been an issue. 3- depression. Depression is a monster that takes what is the most enjoyable things in your … Continue reading Where I’ve been aka Writing when Depression is kicking your *ss…

Female Characters- tropes, stereotypes, annoyances and more

One of the major things that pushed me to write the Catherine Siddall series was the types of female characters I was seeing in books and on screen. To me, they were all missing something. Or a lot of somethings. 1- "what are you wearing?!" I've talked about the importance of wardrobe before. Why is … Continue reading Female Characters- tropes, stereotypes, annoyances and more

When people try to drag you down

"How is your little story going?" "Writing isn't a real career." "If its so much work, why do you want to do it?" "If its so much work, you shouldn't do it." "If you don't have money for a professional editor, designer, formatter, etc you shouldn't be trying to publish." "Self-publishing is for people who … Continue reading When people try to drag you down

Outlining vs Letting The Characters have Control

There are different kinds of writers. One of the biggest divisions between them, I feel, is the opinion on outlining vs free writing aka pantsing aka letting the characters drive. I remember how, when I was in school, we were always told to create an outline. It didn't matter if it was creative writing or … Continue reading Outlining vs Letting The Characters have Control