• One Step At A Time
    Personal Lessons,  Writer Thoughts

    One Step At A Time

    One of the weird things about getting older is that you tend to forget who you were before. You take one step at a time as you evolve and change, and the unimportant things tend to disappear while the more dominant traits emerge. So as the year comes to an end, I’ve been reflecting on who I was ten years ago, and what happened to that college girl so excited to work at a job I was good at and write at night? I was that girl reading all the books, taking only the classes that caught my eye, drinking as much coffee as I could handle, and only worrying…

  • The Struggle Is Real
    Writer Thoughts

    The Struggle Is Real

    Earlier today, I saw a video from this motivational speaker who used the term Imposter Syndrom. I’d heard it before but decided to look it up, and I realized that it described exactly how I feel about myself sometimes. It’s a paralyzing feeling thinking that you’re a fraud. I think about it every time I sit down to try and write a blog post. Who am I to believe that what I write means anything to anyone else? How am I helping anyone? Is what I write any good? I don’t know that I’m helping anyone or that anyone cares, but I do it anyway. I do it because, at this…

  • Personal Lessons

    NaNoWriMo Broke My Writing Bones

    NaNoWriMo. It sounds like gibberish. I don’t know who came up with it, but whoever did is a writing genius or a sadistic psycho. No, they are geniuses because they figured out how to get creative juices competitively flowing for stalled writers. Sorry, this isn’t exactly going to be all about NaNoWriMo; it’s going to be all about me, as usual. Like the title says, it’s about how NaNoWriMo broke my writing bones. Writing Bones As a writer, you go through many different stages in your writing. When I was younger and just starting college, I knew that I wanted to be a writer. I wanted to tell stories and…

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    Personal Lessons

    Learn Who You Are You’ll Find The Writer

    As an evolving writer, I’ve had to come to terms with things about myself as a writer and person. I’ve realized that you’ll find the writer you are to become when you learn who you are. One of the most challenging lessons that I’ve had to learn is that I’ve become a different person without even noticing. Find The Writer I Used To Know I remember having so many ideas that would come to me in my dreams. I would spend hours lying in bed, listening to music, and daydreaming about all sorts of adventures and different characters I wanted to write about in my stories. Every book I read…