Why You Shouldn’t Do NaNoWriMo

Two weeks ago, I shared about my NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) success in November. I enjoyed the process of participating in NaNo, and ended up loving my story even more by the end. As I considered the things that made NaNo work for me this time, I also thought of many things that might… Continue reading Why You Shouldn’t Do NaNoWriMo


In November, I participated in National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo). Begun in 1999, NaNoWriMo affectionately called NaNo by those in the know, now happens every November. The goal is to write 50,000 words in 30 days. That breaks down to 1,667 words per day. If you achieve this goal, you win. It’s that simple.… Continue reading WHAT I LEARNED FROM WINNING NANO

Writing Craft Books that Take the Cake

  I’ve been on this writing journey since 2016. When I began, I jumped on and hungrily devoured several “classic” books written for writers by writers. Some were riveting and inspirational – worth the hype. Some left me wondering how and why these people even continued a literary life. They made it sound so painful… Continue reading Writing Craft Books that Take the Cake