• Goals and Updates

    NaNoWriMo – Fail

    Well, folks, it was a failed attempt this year! National Novel Writing Month happens every year in November. It is a personal challenge to write 50,000 words in 30 days. Last year I finished by November 17th and won, the year before I finished on November 30 and won but this year, I only wrote 25,000 words. When I decided to participate this year I wasn't planning on taking on a new position at the school and all that would entail which even though it sounds like an excuse, it's what happened. My extra writing time was spent planning and…

  • Writing Life

    When do I write?

    People often ask when I find time to write. Between a full-time job that often requires me to spend my personal time planning and preparing, a homestead with animals, a never-ending to-do list, cooking, cleaning, shopping, marketing, and a cottage…

  • Goals and Updates

    December Goals – 2019

    After a disastrous November I almost decided not to set December goals. I thought maybe just getting through the month and starting over in January would be the best thing I could do to recover. After thinking about it over…

  • Goals and Updates

    Project Update – December

    I'll be honest and say that not a lot happened on my desk during November, but there was progress on some of my projects. Silver Shores - Book 1, Pieces of the Past has been through the first round of…

  • Goals and Updates

    Project Update – November

    Curious about what is on my desk being worked on? Here is a breakdown of where my various projects stand. Silver Shores - Book 1, Pieces of the Past has been through the first round of edits and is currently…

  • Writing Life

    What’s in my toolbox?

    Like any craft, writers have toolboxes full of things they use in the course of their writing. Over the years I've worked to figure out what tools I need in order to write. Of course, all I really need is…

  • Goals and Updates

    October Goals – 2019

    We are off and running right into Fall! I'm hoping things settle down a bit more this month so I can get back to writing finally! I'd like to get the following things accomplished: Finish edits on Pieces of the…

  • Goals and Updates

    4th Quarter Goals – A look ahead

    The last quater of the year is always a busy time and can sometimes be difficult to get anything extra accomplished. I love this time of year, the days are shorter, it's cold, and as a teacher, I have some…

  • Goals and Updates

    Q3 Goals Review

    Hard to believe it is the end of the third quarter of the year already! I set some pretty lofty goals for myself for the 3rd quarter and in a review of them, I guess I didn't do too badly.…

  • Current Reads

    Currently Reading – 9/13/19

      After several disappointing books in different genres, I decided to go back to the tried and true cozy mystery. I saw this one on Twitter and hopped over to Amazon to pick it up.

  • Writing Life

    Do writers read?

    Ever wonder what a writer reads? Do we read for pleasure or to learn more about our craft? I can't speak for all writers but I can certainly vouch for myself and all the writers I know. Yes, we read,…