Losing Confidence

  During the month of November, I didn’t get very far with my WIP. I’ve been slowly making my way through Story Genius and I’ve accomplished two things: I’m more confused about my story now. I’m losing confidence in my writing ability. I think I’d save myself a lot of heartache if I’d just stop … More Losing Confidence

Go With The Flow

The other day I posted a meme on social media that said the following: Expect nothing and appreciate everything A short conversation ensued and at some point I said that “go with the flow” needed to be my daily manta. I am an over-thinker, which inevitably creates problems that were never there in the first … More Go With The Flow

Messy First Drafts

I’m not a fan of first drafts. My tendency towards perfectionism is the likely culprit of my angst over the whole first draft process. It’s one part of writing that I don’t always enjoy.  But then the above quote showed up in my Twitter feed last week and the proverbial light bulb went off in … More Messy First Drafts

Camp NaNoWriMo: Day 11

It’s day eleven and progress is slow going still.  By day seven, I knew I wasn’t going to reach my word count goal.  That’s when I realized something important–word count goals just don’t work for me.  Instead of following the advice of the eight gazillion books and blog posts on writing that I’ve read over … More Camp NaNoWriMo: Day 11