Day 15 of 31: open

When I think of a novel and the word open, the cover immediately pops into my mind. Now, I fully realize that other people a lot wiser than me will be in charge of the cover because they know what is marketable and have access to buyer studies and whatever. Here's what comes to mind:... Continue Reading →

Day 14 of 31: voice

If you've been following my journey of these 31 Days, there was a huge jump from Day 3 to 14 - as in no posts for 11 days. I'm a perfectionist and I want to complete everything I set out to do but I knew so many things were outside of my control that something... Continue Reading →

Day 3 of 31: problem

As I'm sure you are aware, a story without a problem isn't much of a story. It's just someone journaling in their "dear diary" as they record their little moments of what happened. The part that makes us stop and pay attention is the problem. The more complex and difficult, especially emotionally, the more enraptured... Continue Reading →

Day 1 of 31: why

Hello my faithful reader. This is your rather not-so-faithful blog writer. As the title suggests, this is the annual 31 Day Writing Challenge put forth by Kate Motaung of Five Minute Friday. My usual plan to pre-write in September and then stay ahead of the giant eight ball called life did not happen. So here... Continue Reading →

FMF: “name”

Names are powerful. They give life, declare purpose and point to a future. I have a name. You have a name. That name means something and you probably know what it is and likely it has shaped you. My name means "compassionate or beautiful friend". Knowing that helped when the kids barked my name and... Continue Reading →

31 Days: Day 31 “close”

I made it!! 31 posts about my writing journey!  Ironically, it was having the overarching theme that helped me stay with it until the end. I wasn’t digging around each day for the next idea.  I did get behind there for a about 10 days, but grace is now my response rather than giving up... Continue Reading →

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