If at first you don’t succeed, set the bar lower

Okay, that sounds a bit pessimistic. But hear me out. If you wanted to become a high jumper, you wouldn't set the bar at a height impossible to clear, right? You'd start low and get really good at each level before moving up to the next. If you are learning a new skill, you'd start... Continue Reading →

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Happy Camper

I love camping. Fresh air, campfires, afternoon naps in the sun. The blissful escape from routine. Back in the days before kids, hubs and I camped all over the state. We weren’t very adept when we started out—on our first trip we forgot pillows and other essentials and had to drive to a nearby mega... Continue Reading →

Week three of camp: Balance

Total word count this week: 504 words. Grand total after three weeks: 2492 words. Perhaps I should have made my goal a teeny bit lower. I've made peace with my need to set the bar higher than reasonable. Have I learned my lesson? Maybe. Ask me again in July when the next session of camp... Continue Reading →

For the love of outlines

They say writers fall into one of two categories: Plotters and Pantsers. But the more I write, the more I realize it isn't truly one or the other. Sure there are hardcore outliners out there, especially in the mystery/thriller genres where the author needs to know what will happen in the end. But I find... Continue Reading →

My Time at Camp

The night before my early July road trip, a bunch of writer friends were texting and tweeting about Camp NaNoWriMo. For those who don't know, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. It takes place every November and the idea is to write a novel (50k words) in a month. Camp NaNoWriMo takes place in... Continue Reading →

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