HAAARRRDDDDD

November is ending. While this brings me closer to VACATION and FUN, it also brings me to the end of NaNoWriMo…. My grand total of words is so grand, I am not repeating it on here. In my honest defense; Writing. Is. Haaaaardddddddddd. (imagine that word coming from a five year old as she slumps […]

I See You’ve Put Your Pen Down…

Because it’s hard. Because you’re busy. Because the words don’t come to you, because you’ll never be good enough, because you’re a worthless, hopeless, loser. I want you to pick it up again, physically or mentally. Pick up the pen, Right Now. You don’t have to write. Just hold it in your hand and feel […]

“The 5 Sins of Storytelling” – FREEBIE

“The 5 Sins of Storytelling” is a free excerpt from Laurie Alberts book, “Showing and Telling”. You can get it here. http://www.writersdigest.com/how-to-write-a-story?et_mid=611179&rid=233035403 I am ashamed. My stories are a perfect example of the 5th sin – Sentimental Scenes. No shit… – He lay his hand on her head, brushing her brown locks back. The retriever leaned […]

May the Writer: One day.

May leaned forward to tap her head against the desk, rocking back up then down again and again. Sarah ignored her, curled up around her book on the bed. “One day,” May said into the desk. “One day, I’m gonna sit down at this desk and pure awesomeness is gonna spew from my fingertips onto the page […]

rewriting

It suddenly occured to me to go back and check the wordcount for the story that I am rewriting. Here was my first thought. WHAT!?!?!? DO I REALLY PLAN ON REWRITING 86,283 FREAKING WORDS!?!?!? And THAT, dear friends, isn’t even the COMPLETE story! THE COMPLETE STORY – *cries* – THE COMPLETE STORY IS LONGER! Okay. […]

NaNoWriMo Starts Tomorrow (I’M JOINING!)

Today is October 31st, as many of the children knocking on your door will reassure you. Yes, it IS Hallow’s eve, no they are NOT Frakenstein they’re Lady Gaga, and what on earth do you mean you “don’t believe in encouraging blackmail”!? Here’s my advice – turn off the lights and tuck yourself under the […]

Irritating Guilt

When you leave something alone, leave it at the back of your mind and keep thinking about it without doing it, the tension builds up over time. It settles in your brain – not like an itch, but like a weight that drags you down. You start to look at things in a depressing manner, and […]

I’m SICK and TIRED of Procrastination!

I am SICK and TIRED of procrastination! IT’S DRIVING ME NUTS! Tomorrow tomorrow later not now wait let me watch this do that it’ll just be a second- FOR REALITY’S SAKE MAKE IT STOP! No, I have not gone crazy, although some may argue that it’s not a question of “going” but of “long gone”, […]