Goals for 2020

So we are six weeks into 2020, but I am still trying to figure out what my main goals for the year are. I am trying to have at least one for what I believe to be the important parts of my life. As soon as I share them, you guys can help hold me…

Happy NaNo!

Go start yours! National Novel Writing Month is here! 20 days. 50,000 words. Roughly 1,667 words a day. Time to ration the discount Halloween candy to get through the challenge. My project this year is Golden Soul. I am also using the software Schrivener for the first time. So far I really like it. Go…

NaNoWriMo 2019 Planning Update

I finally have a title! Golden Soul One of my main characters' name means empty light and I think that is the coolest. While filling out a character sheet on Scrivener: That's right. The devil's occupation is.... DEVILLING.I cracked myself up with this one. Right now the story is going to be set in Victorian…

Everything is Finally Settling Down

Hey everyone! I know it has been way too long, but I should be able to get back on a once a week (at minimum) posting schedule soon. The house is good. The furniture is delivered and set up. Random decor is being put in places. I'm more comfortable at my job. All is good.…

One Week In!

How's your NaNoWriMo projects going? I am currently sitting at less than 3k words, but I have only had one day where I did not write anything. I also had my story idea change on Monday, so that has also had a factor in my word count. Actually, it almost feels like I'm writing this…

It’s Go Time

It's November first, which means I have 29 days until my last CPA exam AND NaNoWriMo has started. Because of said final exam, I am not expecting to hit the 50,000 word mark this year. I will be happy if I manage to write anything at all. If you want to join me, sign up…

NaNoWriMo Prep

I know it's not even October yet, and I most likely will not be able to do much writing in NaNoWriMo this year because of finishing up the CPA exam, but I did a thing I don't usually do. I outlined my story idea before starting to write it. Okay, so it's a rewrite of…

Planner Things

Quick disclaimer: I am listening to Josh Groban's new album Bridges as I write this and it is so freaking beautiful. If this post seems random, it's because I am distracted by his angelic vocals. I am doing something I almost never do today: planning the next two weeks at once in my Plum Paper…

A Blurb from a Work in Progress

November 2, 1982 Victoria skipped through the front door and immediately ran upstairs to get her new Barbie. It was her favorite gift from her birthday, but her parents would not let her take it to school to show her friends. Humming John Cougar’s “Jack and Diane,” she made her doll dance in the air…

A Not So Secret Secret

Growing up, I did not want to be an accountant. I was an English major, and I had decided that years before college (but after dissecting things in middle school biology made me realize I did not have what it takes to be a veterinarian). I wanted to be an author, and I had also…