Yes, I failed at National Novel Writing Month this year. Well, I don’t know if “failed” is the word I should use, though. I still managed to write over 18K words in the first half of the month. So really it’s not a total failure. Maybe I should say I didn’t “win” NaNo. By the … Continue reading How to Fail at NaNoWriMo
This year hasn’t been an easy one for me. It’s one of those years that I am ready for it to be over. Have you ever had one of those years? Everything that could happen did. While I won’t go into details here, the people closest to me know the circumstances. As Thanksgiving approaches, I … Continue reading 7 Ways to be Thankful
Back in April I published my second fiction novel. I had published the first one in June 2013 so I wasn’t too upset with myself for the length of time between novels. Writer’s block has gotten me, though. No matter how hard I try to motivate myself to do some writing I can’t get going. … Continue reading How to Take Charge of Your Writer’s Block
The world focuses on October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But did you know it’s also Domestic Violence Awareness Month? You might not know that unless you have paid attention to the news lately. Domestic violence is becoming more and more well known in the news, especially with the NFL players getting into trouble for … Continue reading How to End Domestic Violence
Thirteen years ago, I watched in horror as the World Trade Center collapsed. I watched the Pentagon burn. I watched as a fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. Each year I remember this day like it happened yesterday. Meet Marni This day is forever etched in my mind. I don't have many days … Continue reading Remembering 9/11: What does the day mean to you?