Fighting With My Writing: Reservations and Resolutions

Every so often, when my creative well has run dry, I get discouraged about my writing. I understand (from my community of writing friends and my shelf of craft books) that this is fairly common among the creative. Even if you’ve experienced writing/publishing success in the past, its not unusual to feel like a fraud wondering … More Fighting With My Writing: Reservations and Resolutions

What I learned from Charlotte Brontë’s independent will

This past week I had the opportunity to visit The Morgan Library and Museum in NYC and view the Brontë exhibit titled “Charlotte Brontë: An Independent Will” (after the famous line from Jane Eyre). It’s taken me a few days to process what it meant to me to be in the same room as some of … More What I learned from Charlotte Brontë’s independent will

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

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

Moping and Margaritas

*May your pens be full of ink and your liquor cabinet full of tequila* ~Sarah Proverb This post is inspired by my wonderfully supportive husband who said “You should blog about that!” My husband recently completed his Master’s degree in a highly competitive field. We live in an area of the country where the market … More Moping and Margaritas