Now that I'm settled into my new home in Windhoek, I'm spending much of my time writing. I'm also researching ways to get my work published. As a new writer, one great way to do this is to enter contests. I know, it seems daunting and a little scary to send your writing out into the world. But, … Continue reading Contest Time!
Hello out there! I know it's been a while, but I have a good excuse. I really do. I packed my bags and hit the road, headed to Namibia via Southeast Asia. I'm going the long way around. It's been the trip of the lifetime so far, having gone through Japan, Cambodia and Thailand. Although … Continue reading On the road.
I have decided to quit my full time job and pursue my love of adventure, travel and writing. On January 16th, my boyfriend John and I are headed across the glove to Namibia. John is fulfilling his dream of becoming a bush pilot and I'm going to write full time. Although I know I'll hit … Continue reading Big News!
Week two of NaNoWriMo is kicking my butt!Work has been super busy for me the last few days...I had a two day video shoot, clients in town, and plans every night after work. Good thing I have the whole weekend to catch up, right?I'm down at Ocean Shores, cozying up and watching the stormy weather … Continue reading Over 20,000 words and counting…
It's November 1st, and guess what...November is National Novel Writing Month! In case you haven't heard of it, NaNoWriMo is a great way to get into writing. The goal is to write 50,000 words in one month, which translates into 1,667 words per day. I decided to participate this year, to help me finish the first … Continue reading National Novel Writing Month
I'm surrounded by different characters. I work with them, pass them on the sidewalk, and I overhear them at lunch. Sometimes a character happens to be part of my family (Aunt Christie, I'm talking to you). I watch. I listen. I observe. That's the easy part. For me, it's simple to create a cast of characters, … Continue reading Getting to know a character.