Writing Time

If I’m to be successful, I need to carve out time to write. The precursor to writing time is hours spent checking emails and social messaging. And I wonder where the time went and why I’m not being more productive. Even now, when I could be editing a story, I find myself catching up andContinue reading “Writing Time”

Writing Contests: the Key to My Creativity?

I was just perusing Facebook this morning when I came upon a share from another writer friend about a contest to win a mentor. The thought of having a mentor–someone who will read my work, tell me what to change and what is strong–sounds wonderful. I want to enter this contest. I just have toContinue reading “Writing Contests: the Key to My Creativity?”

Writing Very Little

So I’m more focused on creating art than I am at writing (and editing my work) right now. Maybe I need to focus on short stories in order to attempt to sell something, but then what if that goes south too? Will I give up on that? No. I may take a long break fromContinue reading “Writing Very Little”

Oil Pastel Painting

It is 2:03 a.m. I am up early. Went to bed around 6:45 p.m. and now am wide awake. I lie in bed thinking about oil pastel painting until the desire rose so much in me that I needed to get up, retrieve my oil pastels from the front room downstairs and paint. I decidedContinue reading “Oil Pastel Painting”

Stirring

I have a stirring in my soul to paint again. As I lie in bed, waiting for sleep to overtake me, vivid colors danced through my head. I thought of seascapes and paintings seen recently. I know I can create. I have the desire. I just need to begin again. What stopped me from visualContinue reading “Stirring”

NEORWA Conference

I’m here in Ohio for the North East Ohio Romance Writers of America conference where I will pitch two books to an editor and an agent. I’m excited by the prospect of telling them what I have and seeing if they would like to take a look. I am also working on two works inContinue reading “NEORWA Conference”