A Cup of Tea, a New Moleskine, and Endless Possibilities

“Nothing feels better than cracking open a new notebook to start planning out your next great adventure, and it feels even better to be pages deep into it. I’ve been mapping out the possibilities of a new piece, falling in love with character traits and intense plot lines that have begun to emerge. It is certainly harder […]

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A Late Night Blog Post From A Girl That’s Pressed For Time: Deadlines, Change, and a Fresh Start

“It can be overwhelming, especially when you’re not where you thought you’d be by the coming end of the year. It’s sometimes harder to deal with that fact than it is to pick back up again and have a strict work schedule so that those goals of yours are one step closer to being achieved. This past […]

A Writer’s Road Map to Overcoming Writer’s Block and Restoring Creativity

“Have you ever taken a moment to look back on how you utilized your creative process in the past? I read a post I had written from about five years ago, and from the very first sentence, I could tell just how invested, just how excited I had been. I was entirely sure of what […]

NaNoWriMo 2017: An Update and the Pressure to Finish On Time

“This NaNoWriMo has been increasingly difficult as the end of the month continues to near, but I am doing the best I can to keep it together, and to keep writing as much as I can. There were a lot of obstacles to overcome this year, but I am holding on and determined to do […]

NaNoWriMo 2017: Week #2 Progress + “First Drafts Are Not Final Drafts.”

“This year’s NaNoWriMo still has quite the way to go, and I am finding it increasingly difficult to stay on track with my word count. I’ve had moments where all I wanted to do was start over, where I honestly believed that I would not be making it to the end. However, I do not believe […]

NaNoWriMo 2017: Dual Perspective + Character Conflict

“Creating the world the way you see it, the way that best fits the project at hand, is not an easy task to undertake. Playing with original ideas, throwing around the different possibilities you might adapt for the sake of your novel, can cloud your mind. Changing up the way in which you are comfortable […]

NaNoWriMo 2017: Day 6 + How I Approached My Plot

“Nothing keeps me writing like this time of year, and I can safely say that I am making progress on my novel. It was late last night that I finally decided what direction the story would take, and what that would mean for the characters I’ve created. Sometimes, starting with an entirely blank slate can put you back a […]

NaNoWriMo 2017: Planning, Setup, and Awaiting the Start

“NaNoWriMo has always been a time for me to really hunker down and get my writing in order. It is the time of the year I can truly remind myself of my capabilities, of what I can do once I make the time to get down to business. This year, I haven’t had an idea in […]

Poetry: Eglantines and Self Portraits + Doorsteps

EGLANTINES AND SELF PORTRAITS The guise of sweet regalia Untold inquisitions and delicate specificities The settled lament of written ballast For she felt her lungs command a strange interception Her nonfeasance clung to her rib cage, Burying the ache beneath her fancied stoicism She spoke of her end, a bed of eglantines An inaudible retinue, […]

The Minimalist and Her Goals: Writing Sessions and NaNoWriMo Prep

“November is slowly approaching, and I’ve got all hands on deck trying to prepare for NaNoWriMo 2017. I’ve settled on an idea, I’ve set up my documents, and now I wait. These last few days of October, I want my writing focus to be on exercising my creativity, on writing shorts, playing with narrative. The excitement has begun […]