“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
Syracuse, New York Thorden Park May 25, 2018 Writing blog
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