Writing Round-Up – September 2019

September was a bust. I could pretty much end this blog post right here. After traveling in August I came back to New York right into the back-to-school frenzy. The transition of the toddler into preschool for the very first time has been challenging, leaving me frazzled and reeling. We are still adjusting to the... Continue Reading →

Writing Round-Up July 2019

So here's what happened in July. At the last minute I decided to participate in Camp NaNoWriMo with a target to revise my middle grade novel. I didn't achieve the goal of revising the entire novel but I did make significant headway. I started out with 64,813 words, 35 chapters and 319 pages. I ended... Continue Reading →

July Camp NaNoWriMo – Week One Recap

If you're a writer, you must have heard about NaNoWriMo, which stands for National Novel Writing Month, where the goal is to write 50,000 words during the month of November. Camp NaNo is a variation of this madness, taking place in April and July of each year. However, Camp NaNo is less rigid in that... Continue Reading →

Hello, June

Can't believe we're halfway through 2019!! Did you have a 'word' for 2019? Mine was intentional - to live 2019 with purpose and to living my best life. Some days it doesn't feel like I'm being very intentional. Some days it feels like I'm circling the drain but I'm trying to make the most of... Continue Reading →

5 Ways to Bridge the Creativity Gap

As writers, we get excited about new story ideas. We have spreadsheets, computer files aptly named 'Idea Catcher', a plethora of notebooks filled with ideas, colour-coded text, scribbles and sticky notes. We fight the urge to start drafting right away. Sometimes we cave and pound out a few paragraphs before holding off to commit to... Continue Reading →

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