Confession time: As much as I absolutely love reading, there is quite a long list of books in which I have watched the movie version first. Most of that habit happened when I was a kid. As an adult, I’ve … Continue reading what I learned from reading Matilda at age 30
Let’s get down to business. Have you ever heard of the Iceberg Illusion? Normally, when you think of icebergs, you think of… …but I am actually referring to this… It can be hard to be a writer sometimes. Don’t get … Continue reading what it really takes
Happy Sunday to all. I’m back! What have I been up to? Well, a lot! Here’s what’s happened in the last two weeks… These past few weeks have felt like a dream. 💭 I got engaged to the love of … Continue reading spring smiles
I know what you’re thinking. Christine, what does clutter have to do with my writing? Well, whether we like it or not…many outside factors impact our writing habits. It wasn’t until about a year ago that I realized just how … Continue reading Cleanse. Write. Repeat.
If you’re a writer of any kind, at some point you’re going to reach a point in your career where you will find yourself in need of a critique or have to give one yourself. I have been part of … Continue reading What Makes A Good Critique Partner?
We have officially crossed the halfway mark of NaNoWriMo 2018. A few weeks ago, I proclaimed myself a NaNo Rebel, armed with a set of goals that were customized to my writing needs. I’m here today to give you an … Continue reading this is what it looks like to be halfway through NaNoWriMo 2018 as a NaNoRebel
Happy NaNoWriMo 2018 to you all! This week’s post is meant to declare my writing goals for the next two months along with talking about a very interesting topic that came up the other day over lunch with my writer … Continue reading “how can we get you there without getting you there?”
At the end of July, I began my Revision Adventure. Since then, it’s been quite an interesting experience. I have to say that when I began this process, I thought that I would get the same kind of feeling I … Continue reading Revision Adventure Update
It’s been a month and a week since I finished the first draft of my novel. Since then, I’ve had a rough time adjusting to my revision schedule. I’m only about ten pages in after all this time. With that … Continue reading pasta & pencils
Last week, I finished the first draft of my novel. After a week of taking a little break, I realized just how anxious I was to begin revisions. My writing habits have been pretty strict since the beginning of the … Continue reading preparation begins