October, for most people, it’s the long wait for Halloween, the day they get to dress up and scare their friends. For writers, it’s one of the most fun, yet most stressful prep months ever conceived. . . From this, I mean the following month, NaNoWriMo. Yes, the most amazing and most stressful month out … More Forced to write
Now that I’m finally over that wretched cold, I can get back to writing like a normal person. I felt like I had regained myself yesterday when I wrote a piece on something that was bothering me. I don’t ever remember actually writing that fast, then again, I was pretty fumed and ready to conquer the … More Jumpstart
When I’m sick, the creativity flows out of me like black sludge through a colander. Honestly, as much as I love writing, I can’t stand it when I don’t feel good. Headaches are my number one reason – which come with the cold I developed a couple days ago. It’s like, I can’t think at … More Finding solace in sickness
You wanna know what’s inevitable? Change. Ya, that six letter C word, what an annoyance it can be – especially when I’m right in the middle – well almost – of my novel. There I am, writing along, all happy-go-lucky, and what hits me? A new thought. What if, instead of this, I added this … More Never knew it’d come
Well, yesterday was an adventure. I had been working off of five hours of sleep at work, standing, attending customers who – half of them – wanted to be there as much as I did. Usually, I don’t care about work, it’s good, I like it, and I have some good friends there. But yesterday, … More Yesterday
Today, I felt like talking about something that is a major part of the writing world. Characters. Without them, your plot as no where to go, and your setting has no one to harbor. Characters are the beloved parts of your soul you have released into a world of fictional reality. For my novel, I … More The Peak of Personality
Here’s a hard truth to swallow. Time wasted. First thing that comes to my mind when I say that, definitely the usage of Pinterest. I’m sure if someone pulled up my life stats, all they’d see is one sentence. “Lauren wastes one-third of her life on Pinterest.” The last two-thirds? Doing what life says needs … More Something stolen
When it comes to satisfying things, I think this has to top it all. I’ve always been one to get an idea stuck inside my head, start on it, and end on chapter five. This story, I’ve been doing so much more with. I’ve become more organized, I’ve developed so much of my characters, … More Going on
There’s an important question that needs to be asked. What is this blog really about? If you read my ‘About’ blurb, you’d know that it’s about my journey in my writing. I can’t call it a career, yet, but someday I hope to be bumped up to that status. This blog is my way of … More So Really. . .
I have so many favorite poems and quotes, one would think that through those, it’s the only way I know how to speak. . . They’d be absolutely right. Some days my mind is so scattered, it’s the quotes of those before me that set me back on the right track. When I fall, quotes. … More What if you fly?