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
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
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
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
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 . . .
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
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?