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Challenge….accepted!

Well, it’s been a little while since I posted (sorry!). I’ve been super busy with writing and life. But here I am! And I’m still going strong on my challenges for the month of November. Although I may have taken on a little too much. As the month...

When your characters run away with your story…

I’ve heard it said that once you create your characters and set your story, there will be some amount of losing control of your story. Your characters will have to do things that are part of their character. You will lose the ability to make them do things that...

A Writing Vacation

Doesn’t it sound like heaven? Well…what was supposed to be a get-away to work at my zoo job (which I love), do a little writing, and spend time with friends has turned into a writing vacation. Of the two programs I am supposed to teach this weekend, one of...

Don’t quit your day job

Let’s face it…this is the last thing any artist or dreamer wants to hear. “Don’t quit your day job!” Because it implies that they need a viable source of income because whatever they’re doing, be it painting, or writing, or...

Why am I not overwhelmed? I’ll tell you…

I have every reason to feel overwhelmed. I’ve taken on a lot this month. But in the midst of everything going on these last couple of weeks and leading into this month, I have been able to juggle a lot of balls while keeping my stress at a manageable level....