It's been a while since I've done one of these, so just in case no one has told you recently: Everyone has a different story to tell, a different adventure to take readers on. And everyone's story—no matter who they are—is worth telling. Your stories are worth it. You're a great writer. Keep going. Keep … Continue reading Just another friendly reminder
Reminder to keep going
Here is a reminder that your words will inspire someone one day. You don’t have to reach thousands or millions of people to make your mark on the world. Your words can change lives without being popular. A bestseller. No matter how many people your words reach, they are powerful. They are important and worthy … Continue reading Reminder to keep going
A reminder for writers: time edition
Writers—myself included—seem to stare at a clock, wondering if we're writing fast enough, if we're hitting our goals on time, etc. But we often forget that life isn't a race, and neither is writing. You are amazing whether you write five words or over a thousand words today. It doesn't matter how fast you get … Continue reading A reminder for writers: time edition
Your friendly NaNoWriMo reminder
NaNoWriMo—National Novel Writing Month—is about a month away. If you don't know what that is, here's a link to an explanation. It’s probably the writing community’s most productive time of the year. I usually get vague parts of a story together beforehand, but I want to plan my novel out some more this time. Here … Continue reading Your friendly NaNoWriMo reminder
An important reminder for writers
You're not a writer after you sell a hundred copies. That mountain of rejections doesn't define you. You're not a writer once the world knows your name either. You're a writer if you write. Even if you don't write for a while, you're still a writer. You're not an aspiring writer. You are a writer. … Continue reading An important reminder for writers
Just around the corner: NaNoWriMo
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is just around the corner. It’s time to get all of our ideas together. (If you're confused on what NaNoWriMo is, I talk about it more in-depth here.) For me, as I'm writing this, I have less of an idea than I should. I'm not sure if I want to … Continue reading Just around the corner: NaNoWriMo
Just a quick reminder
The end of the year tends to be busy, but don't let that stop you. Your goals and dreams are waiting for you at the end of the finish line. Reach out a little farther. Find pockets of time between the couch. Look into the mirror and smile at what you've already accomplished. You can … Continue reading Just a quick reminder
2020 goal updates
I've found that the best way to achieve my goals is to check up with them. Reminding myself of what I want to accomplish sometimes lights the fire underneath me to continue. So, back in December, I set some 2020 goals. Since June is halfway through the year, I'm going to go through them one … Continue reading 2020 goal updates
Need some writer inspiration?
You may feel down or like you're getting so much rejection lately, but let me remind you: not everyone can create worlds from nothing. Not everyone can write words down in a strange way that makes others turn their heads and smile. Not everyone can create adventures with such particular details. No one else can … Continue reading Need some writer inspiration?
Schedule some breaks
No one can do something every day of their life without getting bored or losing energy. Remember to schedule in a nice healthy break every once in a while. You deserve it.