Tag: inspiration

Juggling November

Two years ago, I wrote a blog post on Halloween night discussing whether I should take part in NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month. I did do NaNo that year and "won," meaning I wrote 50,000 words in the month of November. That first draft sucked. But for the next year and a half I worked … Continue reading Juggling November

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My First Writers’ Conference- NJRW Put Your Heart in a Book Conference

This past weekend, I had the good sense to attend the New Jersey Romance Writers Annual Put Your Heart In A Book Conference (click HERE for link). Two days of writerly information on the craft and the industry of romance writing! Thought I'd share a little summary. On Friday morning, I attended an editing workshop … Continue reading My First Writers’ Conference- NJRW Put Your Heart in a Book Conference

When the Bottom Beckons

So many people say they want to write or create, but can't get started. Some start, but then can't finish. Recently, I had a conversation with an aspiring writer friend about her struggles to get started. I got the impression that she thought writing was easy for me or that I had some special powers. … Continue reading When the Bottom Beckons

Bold Statement of the Day- I Invented Apple Pay

I know what you're thinking: this woman has finally lost her mind. But I kid you not. I invented Apple Pay. My friend Angela can vouch for me. For those of you still living in the dark ages (not judging - I love to visit there myself), with certain newer Apple devices you can set up … Continue reading Bold Statement of the Day- I Invented Apple Pay

If you write it . . .

One of my all-time favorite movies is Field of Dreams (1989; Academy Awards Best Picture Nominee 1990). Baseball, Iowa, James Earl Jones, Shoeless Joe, dreams, hopes, tears . . . sigh. I first watched Field of Dreams in a lecture hall my freshman year of college on dollar movie night. I remember hiding my face as I … Continue reading If you write it . . .

Rejected but Okay

I previously shared that Angela and I teamed up and co-wrote and submitted a screenplay to a screenplay writing competition associated with a major film festival. Well, today we got our rejection letter. It was very nice and polite--thanking and commending us and explaining that over 8,000 screenplays were submitted and the decision was difficult, … Continue reading Rejected but Okay

What Inspires You?

Inspiration is defined as "the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative." I've read and re-read that definition about ten times while staring at the blinking cursor here and it wasn't until the tenth time that I realized how incredible it is to be inspired.  That something, … Continue reading What Inspires You?