Here's a quick excerpt for my work in progress, A Thousand Years. My son cooked for me on the open fire - just like Michael had taught him from the time he was toddling around, following my ex-husband around everywhere. It was a perfect night, with a bit of a chill in the air - … Continue reading Fiction Friday – Fix This
When the fireworks lit the night sky, I missed you beside me.When the conversation flowed today,around topics that remain just out of my reach, I thought first and only of you.When the fireflies danced around me, I wanted you to see it too.When I think about the future, it's your advice I need.When I turn … Continue reading As Soon as You Can
In November, I wrote 50,000 words of a novel, that I've titled A Thousand Years. The novel needs another 30,000-ish more words but I'm still proud of myself for getting out the first 50,000 in 30 days. Here on my blog, I've shared some short fiction or vignettes from the novel here. These little bits … Continue reading Naming Novel Characters & Editing
Time will be my best friend orMy greatest enemy. If I fast forward these daysWill you be on the other side?I could love you or wait for you,For a thousand years and neverReach the end of the longing.
"I could live by the light in your eyes." - Sara Bareilles
Last night, I reached my NaNoWriMo goal for November 2020 - by writing 50,000 words on my novel A Thousand Years. I actually wrote 51,486 words in the month of November. It's the first time I've "won" NaNoWriMo though I've participated on and off since 2009. On November 2nd, I wrote this post, wondering if … Continue reading Writing a Novel – Reaching a Word Count Goal
Yesterday, after dropping off Amelia at a middle school she despises, I pulled over on the side of the road and cried. It felt like hours. But was more like ten minutes. I sometimes don't know how to hold them all up - all six of them. Thomas needs me more than ever. The kids, … Continue reading It Looks Like This
My heart is a liar. Sometimes. Sometimes she's just a little confused. I run through every moment. I relive what has been said, what has been left unspoken, and the little things that mean more to me than they probably should. Someday, when I look back on this time in my life, I know it … Continue reading My Heart is a Liar
Yesterday, I wrote 2,434 words bringing me to a total of 26,002 words. I'm halfway there! While I think the novel will be over 50,000 words - the goal for NaNoWriMo is 50,000. I have to say - I will never again return to writing the old way. My first draft is a first draft … Continue reading Halfway There – a Novel in Progress!
It has been a little over a week since I started writing furiously on my new novel. Here's my A Thousand Years - NaNoWriMo update: I've written 18,154 words so far. I'm so proud of myself. Why even deny it? I'm excited. I am working really hard at not doing things I normally do when … Continue reading A Thousand Years – NaNoWriMo Update