Struggles of a New Dog Owner

The past two weeks have been a challenge each and every day. Why? Because I adopted a sweet little dog named Winnebago. While incredibly cute, Winnebago has some baggage that makes what would be simple things pretty challenging. Let me tell you about Winnie.... Winnie was surrendered to the Lawrence Humane Society by her owners.... Continue Reading →


Personification in Writing

Personification breathes life into everyday objects allowing them to take a bigger role in the story. It's a device that lets the sun be tired, the candlelight to dance, the chair to sit tall backed and proud, and the Earth to fall stricken with grief.

St. Augustine, Florida

Nestled against the Atlantic Ocean, St. Augustine sits between Jacksonville in the north and Daytona Beach in the south. St. Augustine is known as the Old City because it is the oldest city to be a continually occupied settlement in the United States. When I heard about the light display featured downtown every Christmas, I decided... Continue Reading →

Week Two of NaNoWriMo

This week I liked Anne Rice's Facebook page. Since I've been focusing a lot of my efforts on editing and rewriting I was really interested in some of her posts about how she writes. It's always interesting to learn how writers write and edit and get their inspiration because writing is such a solitary process... Continue Reading →

Week One of NaNoWriMo

Word Count: 5,636 Where It's Supposed To Be: 11,667 Words Per Day to Finish On Time: 1,849 I took the weekend off and I'm still writing/ editing today. Thoughts So this week I've really been trying to reread and rewrite. I find myself rewriting most of the scenes completely. It's also been a long time... Continue Reading →

It’s NaNoWriMo Season

Hello everyone! I haven't published a blog post in a really long time but I hope to change that with weekly reports on my writing progress this NaNoWriMo season. For those who don't know what NaNoWriMo is, see my blog post about it here. This year for NaNoWriMo I'm going to be a rebel. In 2014... Continue Reading →

Time Capsule

Over the years I have written in half-filled journals, my pen filled with worry and excitement and frustration. It's my personal time capsule. Today someone posted about their impending graduation and  I remembered that almost one year ago I graduated college. I looked through my journal, one year back, to April 22, 2015. One year ago today,... Continue Reading →

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