Being Creative During a Crisis

I wasn't going to write about writing during the pandemic. I found that other writers have written far more eloquently than I could ever hope to during these times which continue to be called hard, trying, unprecedented, and a number of other words I'm tired of. It's mid-May, however, and I haven't written about writing…

Nearing the End of NaNoWriMo2019

For me, the end of November this year means the end of NaNoWriMo2019. And although we have a whole other week of November still to go, I've finished this draft of my romance manuscript. You might recall that I did rebel NaNo this year. I stripped back a manuscript that was almost nearly done, but…

Creating Again After Burnout

You probably came here looking for book recommendations. Surprise! I did say I'd be sharing my experiences as a writer and reader. And let me tell you what knocked me on my ass as both : professional burnout. I'm presenting a workshop later this year at a literary conference on managing burnout as a creative.…