The Artist’s Challenge

If you are like me, you likely have a full time job to pay the bills as you struggle to build in time to work on your art as well as juggle family and real life. It is daunting and challenging but also rewarding. The day I can become a full time writer, I willContinue reading “The Artist’s Challenge”

What’s your scene?

When it comes to your writing, do you have an ideal workspace? Are there certain situations that drive you to write? As time has gone on, I’ve found that I can write anywhere. I used to feel like I needed to be at my desk, cup of tea or coffee brewed, in order to writeContinue reading “What’s your scene?”

Picking the ‘Write’ Narrative

Photo by Vladislav Babienko on Unsplash One of the most difficult decisions as a writer is deciding how to tell your story. Who’s eyes is the story being told through? I have gone back and forth with this numerous times over various stories and the perfect choice is never easy and, at times, your first choice may notContinue reading “Picking the ‘Write’ Narrative”

NaNo 2020 is Over!

NaNoWriMo is officially over and I wanted to take a moment to reflect on it. The struggle was… well, just that. Much like every year, I started out strong and encountered various fluctuations in my writing patterns but, unlike years past, I didn’t give up. Now that the month is over, I can look backContinue reading “NaNo 2020 is Over!”

Out & Back on the AT and Humpback Rocks

This Thanksgiving, my family and I decided to get out of the city and do a bit of exploring. We live in downtown Chicago and, like a lot of Americans, we have spent our time looking for alternative methods of maintaining our sanity during the pandemic. Being safe for our families and ourselves is ourContinue reading “Out & Back on the AT and Humpback Rocks”

The Balancing Act- NaNo 1/3 Down

NaNoWriMo is always a challenge whether I am prepared for it with notes and an outline or if I am jumping in fresh with nothing but an idea. This year has been no different. I was pretty excited about the prospect of what I could accomplish seeing as it coincided with the launch of myContinue reading “The Balancing Act- NaNo 1/3 Down”

It’s NaNoWriMo ⏱

It is November 1 and that means National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) has begun once again! While I am excited for the new challenge of this year’s nano, along with my new found inspiration, it does harken back to the challenges of nano’s in the past (I have yet to complete one). Despite that, thisContinue reading “It’s NaNoWriMo ⏱”

The “Productivity” trap and the deception of “Resistance”

When the pandemic first started, I was on a roll. Like a lot of people, I decided to use my increased time inside “productively”. I didn’t want to waste this new opportunity indoors (or, for those of you who have introverted tendencies like me, an acceptable excuse) watching Netflix or creating Tiktok videos. Beyond givingContinue reading “The “Productivity” trap and the deception of “Resistance””