Monday, March 4, 2013

Thoughts from an Author

So I was doing some research online and ran across this. So awesome and so true. 

Thanks Maureen Johnson!

You can find Maureen Here!

Now get to work! ;) *whip crack*

Monday, February 25, 2013


I've been gone! But it's been for a good reason.

I've been at LTUE (Life, the Universe, and Everything). I think it's been one of their best conferences yet.

It was so fun to see everybody. And I got great notes! Love conferences.

The only problem is trying to recuperate after so much awesome information! I think chocolate is called for. I'm hoping to add some insights in the next few weeks of what I've learned.

If you ever have a chance to attend a writer's conference near you, do it!

What conferences do you want to attend in the future?

Monday, February 4, 2013

This Kid Knows What's What

If you haven't seen Kid President's amazing pep talk. You need to. It's awesome! 

Just saying. ;)

Monday, January 28, 2013

The Secrets of Getting the Writing Done

I know...I know...I've been gone for a while.

But I have a good reason. I've gotten back into the habit of writing. It took a while, but I've done it! I've started a new project and have reached the two-thirds mark. (YES!!! *lots of jumping for joy and eating caramels*)

How did I do it? Well, there is a little secret to get the writing done, and I'm going to share it with you.

Here it is. Are you ready?

Just do it. 


Okay, it's a little harder than that. There are a few other tricks of writing that's helped me. For instance:

1. You have to have the desire to write. Writing is a hard business (trust me...with all the time, critiquing, rejections...need I say more?)

2. If you are serious about writing, you really should treat it like a job. Have deadlines, goals, and a lunch break (you know how I like to snack).

3. This is the most important for me: SCHEDULE TIME TO WRITE! If I don't have a time blocked out on my calendar, other things will get in my way (I'm looking at you laundry). It has made all the difference.

So, that's how I tackle the writing. What about you? Any good secrets to get your writing done?

Monday, January 7, 2013

Woohoo! A New Year!

Thanks Photobucket
I love New Years. 

I always see it as a new beginning. 

This year I'm going to finish that book, run on treadmill (until the weather's good and I can go back outside) and get my laundry done (at least find the floor)! 

It's so exciting!

So how about you? What are your plans for 2013?