For some reason, as I sit by my window, watching the world around me thaw out from another Midwestern winter, I can’t help but feel like a naked tree. It’s true that I purposely asked my mother for a random topic to blog about since my website is dangerously close to surpassing even a stagnate state. But even so, when she threw the not-so-creative “leafless … Continue reading Naked Trees & Spring Cleaning
Yes, I’m talking to YOU. Calm down. Just breathe. To clarify, I did not win the Powerball. (I know, I know – how disappointing. Now, just imagine how I feel!) Did I get you, though? Yeah, I totally did. However, when I said lottery, I meant the writing lottery. What’s that, you ask? Well, to be perfectly honest, I just made it up. Though, I’m sure, … Continue reading I Won the Lottery!
A while ago my dog, Woogie, had a cartoon caricature drawn of him by artist Char Reed. Her new book, Cartoon Animal Friends, was in the early stages of the publication process and she was looking for volunteers to submit animal pictures to be used as the inspiration for the step-by-step demonstrations in the book. Long story short, I submitted a little later than requested, … Continue reading Pawtographs and a Writing Plan
Well, in true procrastinator fashion, I haven’t written pretty much anything in a long while. Surprising, I know. I think we’ve all been there and done that and, more annoyingly, read a bazillion hiatus blog posts about that very same issue. Suffice it to say, I picked up this book called Book in a Month. You guessed it – it’s about how to write a … Continue reading BIAM: Day One
I don’t know how, but I’m doing it. About a week ago, I officially put my mental foot down and told myself that I needed to start writing again. (Yay, me!) And, although it’s been extremely slow going, I seem to be making steady progress on the writing front. Now, when I say progress, I mean that I am writing a little of something every … Continue reading What Qualifies?
My desk is up against the window and has been since I moved into my apartment over a year ago. Sadly, I am just now noticing how painfully bright the sun can be during my attempts to write after work. This means, that as long as I’ve lived here, I’ve only just now gotten into the groove of sitting down and writing at my desk, … Continue reading Something to Whine – I Mean Write About
I’ve never been a dog lover. Now, don’t get me wrong, I like dogs. I’m just not a dog person. Neither am I a cat person. Or, come to think of it, a people person… Okay, so I’m not painting a pretty picture of myself – moving on! Growing up, my family had pets. We had guinea pigs, newts, lizards, birds, goldfish, beta fish, a … Continue reading Write Like a Dog Owner
In college, writing seemed so magical. And, as an English Writing Major, it was a part of my everyday life. Going beyond the weekly term papers and regular school work in general, I wrote a hell of a lot while I was in college. The ironic thing is, I never thought I wrote at all. Yet, now that I’ve been out of school for a … Continue reading Writing Buddies
So, I haven’t even really started yet and I’m already positive I’m going to fail the whole NaNoWriMo thing. I’m not making excuses for myself but I totally am. Before I jumped on the whole NaNoWriMo bandwagon, I had a three-to-six month goal started on how I was going to write a novel. But my overly excitable disposition threw that out the window once I … Continue reading Bad Idea
So the time has come. It’s finally National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in T-minus a few hours and I’ve been anxiously anticipating its arrival. I only discovered this latest writing epidemic a few years back when I was too crazy over my senior comprehensive to really give it the time and dedication that it truly deserved. But now I’m pulling up my boot straps and … Continue reading And So It Begins!