Sweet Beginnings and Grateful Endings

As November comes to a close and we slip into the busiest month of the year, there is much to be grateful for. One of my favorite things last month was the opportunity to speak about my books to the 5400 Club of the Carole and Marcus Weinstein Jewish Community Center. While the focus of …

NaNoWriMo: For Those Still in the Game

If you're involved in NaNoWriMo, you've probably begun to have doubts about the words you're putting on the page. Slogging through those wordcount quotas can mean the plot is suffering, characters are wooden, and adverbs are bleeding across the pages. Yikes! But if you've made it this far--more than HALFWAY--you're doing fantastic and deserve to …

Winner Winner, NaNoWriMo, and Favorite Line Fridays

This month is NaNoWriMo. Writers and anyone in the publishing industry already know what that is, but the rest of the world? Probably not. However, the writing community is large and growing all the time. NaNoWriMo is one of the reasons. It's because of this annual writing challenge that many aspiring writers take the plunge …

The Grateful Month

During the month of November, we tend to go on a bit more about why we are grateful and what we are grateful for than we usually would. This is not necessarily a bad thing. In truth, sometimes we all need a little reminder to be grateful and if the month of November prompts those …

While Many Writers are Prepping for #NaNoWriMo…

Just like every year, I'm seeing authors prepping for #NaNoWriMo. I admire them, I really do, but I don't have it in me. For one thing, I don't write fast enough to do it. There are only so many hours in the day and I have other work, a family, temporary houseguests, a third novel in edits, and more. I …

Monday Random Thoughts and Tidbits

NaNoWriMo Thoughts: Everywhere, everyone is talking about NaNoWriMo. I will be honest. I admire those who can do it. I can't. I don't have the stamina or drive to write that much every single day for a month. And especially not in November. What about Thanksgiving? That kills almost a week of writing for me …