Avoidance Is Key

Friday felt a lot Monday for us this week which has the potential to completely throw off even the most seasoned mama.  I woke around 5am to a child in our bed (they’re doing this really fun thing where they have been taking turns making sure I don’t get a full, uninterrupted nights rest for…

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It’s Happening Again…

I have put this off long enough.  Almost a year ago this month, I started on my second novel, The Quiet Ones.  I wanted to make it feel completely different than my first to prove (mostly to myself) that I could push myself creatively.  We All Fall Down will always be one of my favorite stories.  I…

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Week 6: Finding My Groove

The last couple weeks have been a learning curve of sorts.  I am still figuring out the balance between momming – training – writing – wife’ing but within each of those is another balancing act in itself.   While I LIKE to have some kind of outside activity to do with the girls, the heat…

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Irrationally Fearful Superwoman

I was talking to my good friend last night about the frustrations of the unknown.  It’s a realm in which many different career paths can leave you and some are a bit easier to navigate than others.  Also, other factors can make the unknown less stressful, like not having children to consider, a mortgage, comfort…

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Playing The Long Game

“Oh, I have many weaknesses!” – said E. Lockhart when I asked her what she struggled with most and how she navigated through those road blocks as a new writer.  The words came out so quickly, so matter-of-fact as if her writing wasn’t completely flawless and dream-like. She also said have not had. So, you’re telling me an…

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Don’t Tell Me That I Can’t

“If you don’t plan to make a career of this, don’t even bother.” That’s what a fellow writer said to me two years ago when I was given their contact just to ask for advice.  I was sitting on the first 13,000 words of my first manuscript.  No, it wasn’t complete.  I wasn’t anywhere near…

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The Quiet Ones – Here We Go!

It’s that time again that I start begging strangers to appreciate my work! The Quiet Ones started with just a flicker of one “scene” in my mind back in July 2017 and since then, has grown into my second novel that I LOVED writing.  It’s very different from We All Fall Down, which makes me…

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What Happens Now?

I have no idea. I never really had a plan to be perfectly honest.  My husband and I had a discussion about what my expectations would be before I even started and I promised myself not to let my hopes get too high.  I am extremely sensitive so it’s VERY easy for me to get…

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Crossing The Finish Line!

It started as a 10-page assignment for my scriptwriting class and somehow over the course of a year, morphed into a novel.  I had to make adjustments along the way.  I’ve always loved writing but never thought I did anything worth nurturing until that professor encouraged me in a way I’ll never forget.  I did…

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Motivation Monday!

Today wanted to be bright and sunny – it really did.  It’s even, quite literally BRIGHT AND SUNNY!  I opened the window, watched the imaginary birds flit from flower to flower singing tunes similar to the ones in Disney movies – we will be going for a run, but I need it to warm up…

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