Non-existent mornings #ROW80 #NaNoWriMo

As I sit here at not even 7am with my daughter watching Moana for the six millionth time, I'm annoyed. Not because of Moana, not because of time with my daughter, because 5am-7am is supposed to be my writing time, especially on Sunday mornings and since daylight savings, my kids have been waking up when … Continue reading Non-existent mornings #ROW80 #NaNoWriMo

#ROW80 update, week 3 round up #NaNoWriMo

Whew! It's been an insane week. I decided after much thought and listening to my muse, the story, and my spouse, that I needed to expand Glacial Freeze (this is not the final title). So I added 5 chapters to it Thursday-Saturday and turned it into a 55k word novel from it's 39k word novella. … Continue reading #ROW80 update, week 3 round up #NaNoWriMo

#ROW80 update and heading straight into #NaNoWriMo

I did not update this week, which is my bad, but this week had shit hit the fan hard. It's too long and too personal to explain, but let me start by saying I'm so grateful to have a therapy appointment on Monday. It will be well-utilized. Quite a lot has also happened in this … Continue reading #ROW80 update and heading straight into #NaNoWriMo

A Lenten Fast #blogging #life #writing #newreleases #editing

Well, it has been a long time since I've been on this blog. I unintentionally gave up blogging for Lent it seems. Go figure. I ran into one of the busiest few months of my life, even busier than wedding planning and moving across country and starting a new job. I'm not sure I thought … Continue reading A Lenten Fast #blogging #life #writing #newreleases #editing

The New Year, goals for 2015 and reflections on 2014

Since we’re close to the end of the year, I’ve been thinking a lot about my goals for this year and my goals for next year. I always have the goal to simply read more books than I read the previous year (for pleasure only) and I certainly accomplished that. This year I started a … Continue reading The New Year, goals for 2015 and reflections on 2014

The Third Level of Editing Hell and finally writing! #ROW80 & #WIPpetWednesday

ROW80! I'm making much more progress than I thought I would, which is really good. 1. Write 1667 words a day. I'm still writing on this co-written thing, and we're over 30k words now. Definitely between the two of us, adding about 2k words a day to it. I know I wrote 2k of that … Continue reading The Third Level of Editing Hell and finally writing! #ROW80 & #WIPpetWednesday

Grammar Wednesday: Word Mixups – Weary v Wary

Hello friends, This is the last Grammar Wednesday of the year! Since next Wednesday is Christmas, I will be taking it off from this adventure. This week we'll be looking at weary and wary--two things that should not be happening during the holiday season. But here we go. EXAMPLES She was wary of going to … Continue reading Grammar Wednesday: Word Mixups – Weary v Wary

Grammar Wednesday: Word Mixups – Effect v Affect

These are two that are actually less mixed up than they used to be. Affect is to affect something, while one thing has an effect on another. EXAMPLES Rusty was affected by the dog that moved into the house. Rusty made an effect on the dog when she smacked him on the nose. The effect … Continue reading Grammar Wednesday: Word Mixups – Effect v Affect

Grammar Wednesday: Word Mixups – It’s v Its

There was no Grammar Wednesday last week due to Thanksgiving and travel. This week we'll focus on what that is consistently incorrect in many things that I edit. One would thing that it would be easy because "it's" is a contraction of "it is," but it's still messed up. The easiest way to look at … Continue reading Grammar Wednesday: Word Mixups – It’s v Its

Grammar Wednesday: Word Mixups – Apart v A part

There is a massive issue when these two are mixed up, mainly because they mean the complete opposite. She stood apart of the crowd. She stood a part of the crowd. Both have very different meanings. "A part" means together and with, while "apart" means separate and away from. Thus they are very different in … Continue reading Grammar Wednesday: Word Mixups – Apart v A part

Grammar Wednesday: Word Mixups – Peek v Peak v Pique

These are fun ones and are very often misused. I think the easiest way to differentiate is to just write sentences with them. EXAMPLES Peek a boo! I see you! The peak was over six thousand feet high. The concept piqued the child's interest, so they gave the child more to study. We played peek … Continue reading Grammar Wednesday: Word Mixups – Peek v Peak v Pique

Grammar Wednesday: Word Mixups – Lead v Led

While lead is a word that would be used in a sentence, it is not the past tense of "to lead." Lead is actually a metal...led means "to lead" in the past tense. This is a very common mistake that is made, and I constantly have to correct it in other's work and in mine. … Continue reading Grammar Wednesday: Word Mixups – Lead v Led

Grammar Wednesday: Word Mixups – Patience v Patients

It has honestly surprised me how many times I have seen this one mixed up. I'm not sure if it's because of just random typos, but it does seem to happen more than it should. Patients are people; they generally reside in a hospital but can be found in other places. Patience is something that … Continue reading Grammar Wednesday: Word Mixups – Patience v Patients