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!
I started writing my new novel on October 31st - writing over my daily goal. Yesterday, I wrote until I had surpassed my writing goal by a bit - for a total of 5,952 words so far. I will be posting my daily word count on my NaNoWriMo profile (https://nanowrimo.org/participants/elainamarie). I won't update here until … Continue reading Chasing Goals
Tomorrow kicks off National Novel Writing Month! Did you know there was such a thing? Well . . . there is. And for the last 11 years I’ve started and never finished. This is a thing I do. Start. Not finish. 👎🏼 So, if you read here you know that since about August I’ve been … Continue reading NaNOWriMo
I love a good adventure. I always have. It’s what gives me the push to keep chasing dreams - even if no one sees or understands those dreams. By this point in the year, I guess the situation in the world would make anyone feel defeated. But I’m just picking up steam. September was a … Continue reading October & Letting Go
That's me. I'm an author. I'm a dream chaser. There are some nay-sayers out there that wonder about all this "dream" talk. I get it. I really do. But let's look at this another way. What if your dream was better defined as that thing that makes you, you? What if your dreams are perfect … Continue reading Author * Dream Chaser
In June, in honor of the one year anniversary of my book being published, it was on sale. This month, I'm doing a little giveaway. Hop on over to my Facebook page for details & to enter!
Where are you, Baby? Still somewhere choosing your words carefully, I presume? There's a hole here in this big house. It feels even bigger than normal. There are things I'd like to do with you. I'd like to cook an extravagant dinner with you, music playing, and candles burning. I'd like to argue debate pointless & … Continue reading Things I Would Like To Do . . .
If I can be outside, I'm going to be outside. Thankfully, the weather has turned just slightly here in the south. It's still humid. But our days have cooled just enough that being outside isn't torture anymore. That is always good for my soul. Now to get back to work on book two of Macon … Continue reading Where I Work
It's Monday! Julia Child's, "My Life in France" is one of my favorite books. If you're looking for a good kick in the pants to help you move toward accomplishing your goals, this is a great place to start. She's inspiring! Julia Child had a career working for the U.S. government. It was her vocation, … Continue reading Monday Motivation
A few years ago, I ran into the image below on Pinterest. I immediately added it as a profile photo on Facebook. I could not even help myself. It's adorable but also a reminder for us dreamer types. To keep pressing forward, we have to believe in our abilities and in the rightness of the … Continue reading Advice from Oprah on Trying & Failure