Writing in the New Year

I’m looking forward to 2014. I anticipate a busy year with lots of change, which is a good thing. 2013, for me, felt a little stagnant and stale. Actually, I did a lot more than I give myself credit for, so maybe it was my frame of mind that felt mired in sameness more than … Continue reading

2012 In Review

Well, I may be a few days late to the game but here I am! Reviewing my 2012 and setting up my goals for 2013. It’s been a hard couple of years. Family drama, personal drama, moving several times have all made it difficult to find my focus and really get close to my projects. … Continue reading

Time to Say Goodbye

I meant to do this post yesterday and then got sidetracked with the festivities. I didn’t do very well this year in terms of blogging – I didn’t even hit half the days of the year. Part of me felt like, I was being such a bad writer, why blog about that? But a lot … Continue reading

Christmas is Over – Now What?

Christmas is over, which  means the New Year is fast approaching – and thank god. This year has been rife with some ups and many, many downs. I had so many ideas that I could not follow through on, so many goals I set that I did not achieve. But really that isn’t the worst … Continue reading

The Denver International Film Festival is Over – Now What?

Now, I write. I’ve been slacking on NaNoWriMo, and part of that is because I’ve been indulging in my other passion – film. The Denver International Film Festival is a great film festival – there’s always so much to see and so many different genres to appeal to a broad audience. They showcase a lot … Continue reading

NaNoWriMo and the Denver International Film Festival

This has been a crazy week. I’m trying to write 1700 words a day and attend films at the festival here in Denver at the same. I work in the same building where most of the films are showing, and I have been very lucky in that I have been able to attend many screenings … Continue reading

Twitter Hopeless

I am no good at Twitter. I try to be, I really do. When I’m on, I’m on! When I’m off, I’m just…gone. When she’s not talking about structure (thank you!), Kristen Lamb talks about how to use twitter effectively to build your platform as a writer. And I have to admit, I have read … Continue reading

The Good, The Bad, and the Houses

It has been a long and hard couple of weeks. I guess when I said July was the month that was being mean to me, I should have just thrown August in there too. Some good things are happening though, now that we’re nearing the end, and there is a light at the end of … Continue reading

In Which I Am Editing Again

I am so confused by myself lately. I seem to have great discipline one day, and then none the next. I wrote 30,000 words in my old WIP and then just stopped. Uninspired? I don’t know. I have ideas I’d like to write, I know where the story needs to go. But then Gold Valley … Continue reading