December IWSG: Holiday Writing and Book Shenanigans

Many thanks to the IWSG founder Alex J. Cavanaugh and the team of IWSG volunteers, as well as the IWSG blog hop team for December: Joylene Nowell Butler, Chemist Ken, Natalie Aguirre, Nancy Gideon, and Cathrina Constantine! HOLIDAYS and WRITING Holidays are the best time for me to read and to write stories that bring me joy. It would beContinue reading “December IWSG: Holiday Writing and Book Shenanigans”

DOUBLE UP POST: ADVENT REFLECTION AND A BOOK REVIEW

Why the double up post? Well, I have to admit, it’s only Monday, and already the week is moving and grooving. 🙂 ADVENT REFLECTION My faith is the foundation of my life. As I noted in my first post for Advent, this does not mean my faith is perfect, or that I am either. IContinue reading “DOUBLE UP POST: ADVENT REFLECTION AND A BOOK REVIEW”

Word and Story Hunter, a New Series of Posts on Writing

Word of the Week: Yen A yen is a strong desire, urge, or craving for something. I have a yen to discover the right word the first time I write a draft of my work, but the reality is I often find a beautiful word that fits and then reuse it multiple times in aContinue reading “Word and Story Hunter, a New Series of Posts on Writing”

NEW Reviews of Writing Books, a Series

I love to read. I have loved reading for most of my life. As a writer, I read genre books, poetry, and non-fiction, specifically writing craft books, writing encouragement books, writing prompt books, books that inform my writing, and writing business books. This last year, I embarked on a writing business and writing marketing bookContinue reading “NEW Reviews of Writing Books, a Series”

GIVING THANKS

Giving thanks invites reflection, rest, humor, and courage into our lives.  In the autumn, I fall into a reflective season of writing each year. Even as I participate in National Novel Writing Month, I find myself reflecting on my writing: what I write, how I write, why I write. I rejoice over the writing thatContinue reading “GIVING THANKS”

Writing Productivity: Why celebrate every word and moment?

Do you track your writing goals? Do you celebrate what you’ve accomplished? Read more to find out what I do to celebrate my writing productivity and how this is helping me become a healthier, happier writer.