My Writers’ Conference Experience

Last week I attended the Oregon Christian Writers Conference in Portland, Oregon. The conference began on Monday and ended Thursday afternoon. For any writer who has never attended a conference, I highly recommend it. One of the reasons to attend a writers' conference is that writers have access to agents and editors in a way… Continue reading My Writers’ Conference Experience

What is Your Writing Worth?

My writing is important to me, but lately I've had to take an honest look at what it is I want and need to do with my life. I've concluded I want to write. As a result, I am setting aside time to write. And, I'm putting my money where my mouth is and investing… Continue reading What is Your Writing Worth?

What I learned from the NaNoWriMo process

The first two weeks of National November Write Month went better than expected. I managed to keep up with my target word count, more or less, or at least catch up. But then we ran into a bit of a crisis at work and my job had to take priority, with extra hours and more… Continue reading What I learned from the NaNoWriMo process

NaNoWrMo

I've heard about it. National November Writing Month. Write a novel in a month. Here is a synopsis from the NaNoWrMo website: NaNoWriMo is all about using the magical power of deadlines to tell your story. Give someone a goal and a goal-minded community and miracles are bound to happen. Pies will be eaten at… Continue reading NaNoWrMo

Why I have not been writing as much

From the perspective of the successful author, no reason is valid for not writing, short of being comatose or having both arms in a cast and my mouth wired shut. But for anyone who would like to hear about my process, here it is. For awhile I was writing five blog posts a week and… Continue reading Why I have not been writing as much

Happy landing

I am awake at 4:00 a.m. and not able to fall back asleep. This happens fairly regularly. It is a great time for reading, and sometimes writing. Speaking of reading, one of the best books I have ever read is┬áPeople Skills: How to Assert Yourself, Listen to Others and Resolve Conflict, by Robert Bolton, Ph.D.┬áThis… Continue reading Happy landing

On time management and self-discipline

Has it come to this? Why of course! And we always knew it would, one day. Joking aside, I was reading Sally Stuart's Guide to Publishing a few days ago and became motivated to make some changes. It happened because I recognized who I am as a writer and what I want to accomplish. In… Continue reading On time management and self-discipline