Hello again, folks! This is Part II of a little series on SMART Goals. If you missed the last post, you can find it here. This time, I'm going to break down the five components of a SMART Goal applied to writing. So, let's get to it. Specific Solid writing goals that move you forward… Continue reading SMART Goals for Writing (Part II)
Hey, folks. I don't know about you, but without a lot of effort, I totally fail at work/life balance. I'm that person who can very easily get so wrapped up in staying on top of work and school that I utterly neglect other things I value, like writing, my health, and you know… human beings… Continue reading Getting S.M.A.R.T. with Goals for Writing, Health, and Life (Part I)
So, we're one week into NaNoWriMo 2019, and color me surprised. I'm actually only a little over 500 words behind from being on track for a Nov. 30th finish. I plan to spend most of tomorrow and the weekend on getting ahead before work and school smack me in the face again next week. The… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: One Week In
After very little thought and utterly on impulse, I decided on Friday I would participate in NaNoWriMo this year. I haven't done this in years, but hey, it's good motivation to make some more progress on my novel. Although, considering all the things going on in my life right now (work, grad school, other such… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: And We’re Off!
Ah, the eternal debate in writing: plotting vs pantsing. To plot out the story and perhaps create a formal outline before writing? Or to simply write by the seat of one's pants and let the story take shape organically as one goes? Some writers adhere to one or the other with fierce dedication, holding that… Continue reading Writing Craft: Plotting vs Pantsing
A man I once knew called depression The Dragon. We were talking about suicide rates and the challenges people experience when fighting depression. Thinking about it, depression really is a massive fire-breathing dragon. You stare up at this great, hulking beast that is threatening to consume you, and it's so overwhelming. How can a simple human stand against this?
The cold weather lately where I live reminded me of the antics I would get into playing in the yard as a child. This is loosely inspired by that.
This fiction Friday brings a micro-story told in haiku because experimentation always stretches the writing muscles!
It's Fiction Friday, and I've got a snippet of writing practice considering disparities.
Fiction Friday time! A writing exercise about final messages.