I was sitting at the lunch table at work going through my personal email when I saw the words "Story Acceptance" in the subject line of an email!! My heart started pounding and my face flushed as I opened the email. Yes! It said my story had been accepted and they will be publishing it in the Youth Imaginations Magazine April edition!
Happy Birthday! Quill & Books is TWO years old now! What a ride this is! I have neglected the blog a bit because I'm working as a teacher and working on my MLIS to be a school librarian in addition to being a mom and wife. Let's just say this has been a hectic year. … Continue reading Blogiversary 2018
I love books. You know this about me. I love them so much that I dream of seeing a book I wrote on my library shelf. I am not one who sits by and dreams without taking steps to make it happen. One of my strengths is Achiever. (Gallup test) This means I set goals, … Continue reading One Step Closer
Only 4 days until NaNoWriMo! What is NaNoWriMo? Look here. Basically it is a world-wide word count challenge to write 50,000 words in the month of November. I have yet to ever write 50,000 words in one month. I haven't even come close. The most I've ever done is 15,000 words and I was pretty … Continue reading NaNoWriMo for people too busy to write 50k words
You have a rough draft...now what?
Some people hear writing group and immediately cringe or even run like you are being chased by a zombie. This is usually because they have tried a writing group and had a bad experience, or they've heard about the bad experiences. I have heard my share of horror stories. However, I currently participate in two … Continue reading Writing Community Series: Types of Writing Groups
I can't believe I have been blogging for a whole year now! I have learned so much and made so many new friends through this blog! I love connecting with my readers through the comments, Twitter, Instagram, and email. I'm happy to announce that I now have an author page on Facebook! (link below) Goal … Continue reading It is my Blogiversary! August 2017 Book Giveaway!
Sorry it has been awhile since I posted. It is busy season at school. Actually in education, when is it not? On March 12th, I finished typing the rough draft of my manuscript!! *insert scream of excitement* This has been on my imaginary bucket list for a very long time. When I was in 7th … Continue reading First Rough Draft Done!
For the first five days I wrote beyond my goal of 500 words per day. These were scenes I'd thought of for quite some time, and I was feeling so optimistic. I thought maybe I need to up my goal to 20,000 words. I hit week two like a brick wall at 100 mph. I … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Wall Week
About NaNoWriMo and my current writing project