Accept the Mission

Monday after my favorite annual conference: I AM EXTREMELY PUMPED TO DO ALL THE WRITERLY THINGS!! Also: SO MUCH LAUNDRY!! This year's Pennwriters Conference theme was Mission Possible. I drove down with one of my writer friends and we had an amazing weekend. We hung out with other writer friends, made new connections, and learned... Continue Reading →

Week two of camp: Working backward

Princess Bride is one of my favorite movies as it contains many quotes applicable to real life situations (as does one of my other faves, Real Genius). An example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZYhDMCOyww Inigo makes it sound so easy. "A" is happening, so we must do "B", and then "C", but not before I do "D". Ah, the... Continue Reading →

Cheerleader for a month

Back in December, I decided to help out an online writing community by volunteering to be the January hashtag leader. Let me back up. Sometime last year I discovered the monthly writing challenge on Twitter; each day you try to write at least 500 words or edit for an hour, then enter your stats on... Continue Reading →

Thirty days of thanks

In the beginning of November, I came up with a plan: To write and deliver one note for each day of the month, thanking someone who has made a difference in my life. The note must be delivered anonymously (I cannot hand it to them). With a handful of exceptions, the daily recipient will be... Continue Reading →

July book report

I love reading and discussing books, and I’ve decided to dedicate a blog post here and there to what's been on my nightstand, in the van's CD player, or loaded on my phone/Kindle. A monthly (or every other month, depending on how crazy life gets) book report of sorts - what I read, why I... 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 →

Research and Reconnection

There's a saying about people being in your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. I'm not sure if I'm completely sold on that idea, but I do know there is a small handful of people who will be in my life forever, even if we only see each other once every few... Continue Reading →

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