Feeling Drafty: R.M. Romero Talks “Pants-ing” Her Way Through NaNoWriMo

Every November I get excited about participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). I like the sense of energy (and urgency) that it creates, whether you’re participating in community write-ins at your local library or sitting at your kitchen table furiously trying to make word count before midnight each day. This year, I had a … More Feeling Drafty: R.M. Romero Talks “Pants-ing” Her Way Through NaNoWriMo

Publication Peak

This time of year many people take stock of their lives and recognize the people and things which they are grateful for. I’m grateful for my loving and supportive husband, my family, and my friends. I’m grateful to have a job that allows me to help other adults learn to read. And as an author … More Publication Peak

Another November, Another Novel: NaNoWriMo 2015

I’ve spent most of the day puttering around the apartment, cleaning off my desk, pulling out my favorite pens and writing craft texts. Generally, preparing myself for the next 30 days of frenzied writing abandon. I’m talking, of course, about NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). A 30-day writing challenge where writers (both professional and amateur) … More Another November, Another Novel: NaNoWriMo 2015

Running and Writing

For me, writing is all about sprints, while making a living as an author is a marathon. Stick with me as I unpack this extended metaphor a bit… Writers, like runners, have to build strength and stamina through (writing) exercises, diet (of quality reading material), and specialized training (in the form of workshops and writing … More Running and Writing

The Queries Series: Talkin’ ‘Bout My Motivation

Editor’s Note: Many thanks to author Sean R. Robinson for contributing this guest post! It’s funny that at this point in my life, numbers drive so much of my writing. Or maybe I’m driven (a little crazy, perhaps) by numbers. When I was in high school about a decade ago, I loathed math. With all … More The Queries Series: Talkin’ ‘Bout My Motivation