It can be hard to focus on your own work at times. On Facebook and Twitter I read all the time about how well other authors are doing with their writing.


“Hoping to get 2,000+ written today!”

“Just met my November deadline! Book is off to editor!”

"Wrote 10+ pages this morning. And doing [...]

The Dog Ate My Novel…

Okay, so that’s not what really happened.

But I do have an excuse on why I won’t make my stupid lofty word-count goal.

This has been a very busy month. Between getting my daughter ready for school and other obligations I haven’t been hitting the book as hard as I planned. As of today, my [...]

40 Days and 40 Nights

So on this post I mentioned that my word count was zero. Nada. Zilch. And now my friends my word count is…drumroll please…20,292 words! I am stocked, excited, downright giddy at the progress I’ve made in a month’s time. Actually, less than a month’s time, because I’ve been sick for two weeks, and didn’t get [...]

Word Count

Breakthrough! (I’m at 58,536 words so no, the breakthrough isn’t in my word count. But you build a novel one word at a time, no matter how painful and slow the words are.) I’m at the point in my WIP where I learned something new about my main character. This is what I love about [...]

If All Else Fails…

I did write today. But the word count was so pitiful I couldn’t share it. Just trust me, it was bad.

Bribe: anything given or promised to induce a person to do something against his or her wishes.

I bet if I my desk was made of Butterfinger’s, I would be sitting there all [...]

So Close, Yet So Far Away…

I have written 41,221 words on my latest work-in-progress. I’m happy that I have so many words down on paper, but it’s not time for cheering yet. Technically, I’m only half-way there. (I like my novels to be about 85,000 words before I begin revisions.)

Half-way is the scary part of your novel where you’re [...]

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

My husband installed a newer version of Microsoft Word and the word count feature is driving me crazy! [...]

In the Spirit

Having the spirit of NaNoWriMo. [...]


Checking my word count on my new novel. [...]


Comparing an episode of Seinfeld to writing my book. [...]