“Honestly, when and after life comes at you hard, healing is difficult. In the beginning you believe that you will always feel like you’re in a pit of despair.” … More Heal your own way – a writer’s mental health journey
I believe everyone needs something to hold onto while they are going through their struggles. Whether that is faith, music, or anything really. It makes what you’re going through, hopefully hurt a little, or a lot, less. When you feel like you’re at rock bottom, having some kind of foundation to build back up is … More Finding something to cling to – a writer’s mental health journey
This is a bit of a personal essay for me to other writers to see, read, and identify with. I am writing to say that I am not out of this storm—I’m still in the middle of it. It’s just the winds have lessened and rain stings my skin a little less. I’ve got the help I’ve needed from professionals and I’m still working on it. … More When you’re up against yourself – a writer’s mental health journey
At the beginning of the year I was at point where I wasn’t sure what was next for me in my writing journey. I never thought I would get to a point where I considered shelfing my novel Torque. … More What’s next for me
And I don’t want to quit. Torque has been my heart and soul. Falling in love with it with every change and I just can’t figure out why it’s so hard.
… More A writing confession
I finished my book. Torque is done! Final word count: 128,224
At the beginning of the year, I knew I wanted to take time out for my writing and get away. I wanted to experience a new environment and get the creative juices flowing. I had in my mind that what I’ve dubbed to everyone as “my solo writing retreat,” would result in a finished book and things would go smoothly as I am preparing for the Writer’s Digest Conference in August.
Well, that wasn’t quite the case…. … More What I learned on my solo writing retreat
In the end, no matter where you are in your book, it comes down to your mindset. We, as writers, have ideas of how we want our books to turn out and it’s disappointing when things don’t turn out that way. … More Ways to know fear is holding you back
I’ve been debating about doing this for a while and I’ve decided to take the plunge… … More Joining the crew of freelance editors