I hit 50,000 words on my current project (it’s a novel) last Saturday and then I didn’t write a stitch for two whole days. Achieving that goal was a big deal for me because this was the highest word count I’ve ever hit on a project. In fact, this is the longest I’ve worked onContinue reading “50K words and counting”
I’ve written almost every day for the past two months and I am over the moon! I’ve taken two classes with Gotham Writers this year and the feedback and encouragement helped me finally conquer the writer’s block I’d suffered with for the past few years. I am almost finished with the first draft of myContinue reading “Progress!”
I went to my aunt’s house last night to pick up some toilet paper. I have tried in vain to buy my own for weeks with no luck.—let me just say, we have had shortages of vital services in this country before, like the gas shortages in the 1970’s but I have never-ever seen aContinue reading “Game Night-Sorry!”
Yesterday, a stranger sent me a surprising (and much needed) compliment on my writing. He encouraged me not to quit writing—said I should share more of my work. I can’t tell you how much I needed this. I was ready to give up writing completely. I felt like it was going nowhere then out ofContinue reading “Random Act of Kindness”
I signed up for a non-fiction writing class with writers.com. I’ve wanted to take a class for quite some time and its been so worthwhile.
I find I cannot wait any longer for condition to be perfect for writing. I must write. My right-hand hurts terribly from writing those emails all day at work. The copying, pasting and all the scrolling takes a toll on my hands (I started to work the mouse with my left hand) so I findContinue reading “Sayin it”
I’m awake and I have mixed emotions about this. I have decided to commit to my writing and that means a writing schedule, something I have never done. I want to write every day and the only way I can do that is to get up at least an hour earlier. So here I sitContinue reading “Morning?”
I feel good today! While I didn’t get up early like I wanted to, I did go for a walk around my complex and that has warmed my blood and my imagination. I love living amongst all these trees. Scientists have recently “discovered” that trees have a consciousness and form vital relationships with the treesContinue reading “The Secret Life of Trees”
I saw this Allen Ginsburg quote on Instagram and it made me pause and reflect on how I am pursuing my writing goals.
I didn’t realize today was Daylight Savings Time until I saw it on a friend’s Facebook post. That’s how I knew. I woke up this morning none-the-wiser and I found that terribly sad. When I was a kid, Day Light Savings time involved planning, coordination and the participation of the entire household. First, someone hadContinue reading “Farewell Daylight Savings Time 2018”