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, 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!
Recently, I wrote a post about how I use music to inspire me and keep me going when I'm writing. I thought I'd come back today and share a bit more about what inspires me to start writing a new novel or short story in the first place and how I begin getting the story … Continue reading Writing a Novel ~ Part Two
When Lacey Mays was five-years old, just days before she started Kindergarten, her father killed himself. If anyone in the county had been asked, they would have said it was only a matter of time that either Bob or Donna Mays would have ended up dead. They fed more than one of each other’s addictions … Continue reading Lacey Mays
It's summer in the south. I know. Not news, right? Growing up in Southern California, you'd think a hot, humid, and rainy summer would not be one of my favorite things. But it so is. The summers of my childhood were filled with beach trips, camping along the 5 freeway at San Onofre or with … Continue reading Inspiration & Imagination: Kudzu, Lightening Bugs, and Farm Stands
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!
One year ago today, my novel was published. It was a long time coming. I started writing this book so long ago. Like all of us, as we grow and change over the years, it changed too. But it was always about family, adoption, and love. To celebrate the anniversary of finally chasing my dreams … Continue reading Chasing Dreams – Book Anniversary
Brushing a girl's hair behind her ear once a day will solve more problems than all those therapists and drugs. - Atticus I'm writing a love story. I thought I was stuck. Last weekend, I thought I'd never get past this mess of my own heart. The pieces still broken - fearing hope. But the … Continue reading A Love Story in Progress
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