This week life has been astoundingly great to me. I finally got my counseling license in the mail, which I had been worried about for the past several weeks (insert subtle panic attack here). I also took the final step in securing my next job opportunity, which I will have more details on next week. But most … Continue reading Life Update and New Pinterest Character Board
Stalder Press to Handstand
Reflections on Defeat and Embracing the Writing Life
As I settle in to my role as a full-time writer, one obstacle after another has tried to chip away at my hope and chipper ideals for my future as a published author. I've had my fair share of personal losses, bouts of self-doubt and futility, and looming questions about which career path I'm meant to … Continue reading Reflections on Defeat and Embracing the Writing Life
Compiled Elevator Pitches
Happy Saturday evening everyone! Tonight I've compiled my elevator pitches for the four novel manuscripts that I've written thus far in my writing career. I thought I would open up tonight with a discussion about each one and ask for your thoughts and opinions. Please know that I'm open to your feedback and would be … Continue reading Compiled Elevator Pitches
Sphinx and the New Year
¡Buenos dias! I hope that you all are enjoying and making the most of 2017 thus far. I had a nice week-long vacation in the resplendent town of Breckenridge, Colorado. I learned the basics of snowboarding, which is really just learning how to properly strap yourself onto a board and fall on your butt and … Continue reading Sphinx and the New Year
Reaching the Finish Line for NaNoWriMo 2016
50,040 words. I reached 50,040 words! Success, amazement, excitement, wonderment. The list could go on. But I'm here at this new mile marker, having succeeded in completing National Novel Writing Month for the first time ever on this day. In some ways, this is as powerful of an achievement as I imagine graduating with my … Continue reading Reaching the Finish Line for NaNoWriMo 2016
NaNoWriMo: The Final Push
It's the second to last day of NaNoWriMo, and I'm thankful to Novlr for helping me keep track of all my writing stats! This has been an amazing and uplifting journey. Writing to heal and to breathe life into dark places is exactly how I wanted my newest book to come to form. Only 1,452 … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: The Final Push
Sample Chapter: Stalder Press to Handstand
Good evening my good readers and bloggers! I'd like to give a special shoutout to all the writers participating in NaNoWriMo who have made it through week two and continue to write full steam ahead. I know this past week was extra challenging for me, particularly because many of my fellow counselors and interns are … Continue reading Sample Chapter: Stalder Press to Handstand
Synopsis: Stalder Press to Handstand
Greetings again! Day three of NaNoWriMo went well. I was worried that today would be my most challenging day to write thus far, since I work at my internship site from 8:30 AM until 4:30 PM, then get off and head straight to class, which is from 5:30 until 8:20. So what did I do in … Continue reading Synopsis: Stalder Press to Handstand
NaNoWriMo Kick Off!
I'll start off by saying: Happy National Novel Writing Month 2016! I'm riding the waves of excitement that numerous writers and authors share, and this year I'm elated to say that I'm partaking in NaNoWriMo for the very first time! I toyed with the idea all last week, and with my planning came a new … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Kick Off!
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