If you’re a writer, you’ve probably experienced the dreaded writer’s block. You sit in front of the computer to get your writing done, but you have no words. Or, if you’re like me, you might not believe in writer’s block at all but suffer from writer’s apathy—you’ve lost interest in writing for various reasons.
Category Archives: Writing Journey
I’ve asked for what I need. He knows that I need him to fight this current battle. He fights for me.
I have always been fascinated with the Book of Ruth, so much so that I created a personal branding workshop based on Ruth’s journey. I’m currently using the information from the workshop to write a book titled The Woman Survives and Thrives. Of course, during this process I am learning even more about her
February is a pretty cool time of the year. We’re finally past the holidays and far enough in the New Year to know that we don’t have to keep wishing others a Happy New Year. I’m not mean and I do want everyone to have a great 2017. But, now I don’t have to
“Comparison is the thief of joy.” — Theodore Roosevelt My descent into the abyss of discontentment and resentment began when I started using social media more for personal reasons than professional ones. Instead of reading thought-provoking, creative pieces on writing, marketing and public relations, I found myself staring into the glittering eyes of women
It’s National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo as those of us in the know like to say. I’m not writing a 50,000-word novel this month. Been there. Done that. And, wrote a book. Literally. I’ve won (completed a book) NaNoWriMo about 2 or 3 times. This year, I’m using the month of November to
It’s February. We’re four days in. When I was younger, time moved by slower than molasses in winter. The closer I get to forty—later this year—time seems to move faster than Superman on a mission to rescue Lois Lane. January flew by. As did the past two years. So much of me thought I’d be
I write. Therefore, I research. But, my research and work always lead me back to one question: how do you want to be remembered? My computer’s browsing history would freak out a few people—like the police, my in-laws and certain friends. My search history has some of the following searches: How to dispose of a
November is National Novel Writing Month. A time when veteran and newbie writers hunker down and bang out (or attempt to bang out) a 50,000 word first draft of their novel. Note I wrote first draft. I’ve heard quite a few authors speak negatively about NaNoWriMo because it is not possible to write a novel
I like stuff. More than stuff, I like books. Imagine my giddiness when I came across a book filled with stuff—old expensive stuff. According to the description on Amazon.com, “The Complete Encyclopedia of Antiques” is a Collectible 47 year-old Antique reference guide has 1472 pages of photos, descriptions, and history of all major areas of
I stopped writing Wifey Wednesday posts because I felt like a fraud. For more than a while, I’ve lived in the worst kind of marriage—one that is crumbling brick by brick, that has far more valleys than mountain tops and, sadly, more hate than love. A simple disagreement about an ink pen left on the
Google made me happy today. As a child, I got into so much trouble in class because I could only remember Ms. Ida B. Wells as a Black history icon. When all of the other students were excited about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks and Harriet Tubman, I was enamored by a Mississippi