Writing

Using Envy as a Tool

It’s official. I am submitting my writing to a couple of contests. It’s time. Time to get out there and let the world see what I have to offer… as a writer. I have been subscribing to Poets and Writers magazine, which has the wonderful feature of detailing upcoming contests complete with a calendar of deadlines. Check it …

Continue Reading
Writing

Being Brave

Are you scared? This question is one that frequently visits me. From my own thoughts to people asking me about trying to publish a novel, “Are you scared?” tends to follow me around. Like a mean girl, I just can’t get rid of. And the answer is yes. Of course I’m scared. I’m not a …

Continue Reading
Writing

Finding Time vs. Making Time

When I tell people I am writing a novel, I receive a lot of follow up questions. Where’d you get the idea? What’s your process like? When do you find the time? The time question, to me, is the most interesting. A lot of people want to pursue a curiosity but have trouble finding time …

Continue Reading
Writing

Settling for More

I’m not quitting my job to write! Yes, you read that correctly. Though I must admit, there is something about people who do quit their day jobs to pursue a curiosity that I admire. Perhaps it’s the freedom or the risk or maybe just the fact that they look a bit shinier and more smiley …

Continue Reading