The Anti-Climax of Finishing Your First Draft

Last week I finished my novel. I know, right? Cue the champagne, let's start calling agents and– No. Not even close. You see, finishing a first draft isn't the same as finishing a novel. Finishing a first draft means you've taken all the bumf in your head about said book and you've put it down…Read more The Anti-Climax of Finishing Your First Draft

Flash Fiction Challenge: Why Is It So Hard To Accept When The Party’s Over?

Here's a little something I've written as part of Chuck Wendig's most recent flash fiction challenge. If you don't already follow his blog you definitely should because it's awesome. This is my little warm-up to the NYC Short Story Challenge that kicks off tomorrow. Which I am in equal parts excited and terrified by. This…Read more Flash Fiction Challenge: Why Is It So Hard To Accept When The Party’s Over?

How To Get Your Freelancer Motivation Back (and Why You Lost It In The First Place)

Losing your mojo sucks - especially if that mojo is what's bringing in the money at the end of the month. Working freelance is incredible for so many reasons, but freelancers can suffer from dips in their motivation just as much as your typical employees can. If (like me) you've ever worked an office job…Read more How To Get Your Freelancer Motivation Back (and Why You Lost It In The First Place)

Writing Prompt Challenge – Week 3

Hey lovely writers! Week 3 of the Writing Prompts Challenge! The idea is to just to loosen up your writing muscles and take some wild ideas for a spin in a safe space (no judgements here!) If you like your piece, you can always look at working it up into something longer. If you take…Read more Writing Prompt Challenge – Week 3

Writing Prompt Challenge – Week 2

Hey lovely writers! Week 2 of the Writing Prompts Challenge! The idea is to just to loosen up your writing muscles and take some wild ideas for a spin in a safe space (no judgements here!) If you like your piece, you can always look at working it up into something longer. If you take…Read more Writing Prompt Challenge – Week 2