For the coming year, I'd like to work more on short form writing and sf/f poetry. I want to be more intentional with my time. My big goals are to have four pieces published and query for an agent once I revise Ferals & Blights. Speaking of published pieces...my short piece, Donkeyskin, is live in … Continue reading A Bit Of Drink
Wednesdays are for taking a creative moment & counting blessings, sharing inspiration, & anticipating the approaching weekend. I'd love for you to share your Wednesday moment in the comments or attach a link to your blog. I've been struggling with creative agitation this week. We've all been there. You feel like you are going to … Continue reading Wednesday’s A Moment…
Book lists are the best. I can spend hours going through them. It's like shopping, but without the crowds or the debt! I read 151 books this year. You can see more of my reviews on my Goodreads page. If you aren't friends with me on there yet...why not? My longest read was Neal Stephenson's Seveneves, … Continue reading Julie’s 2016 Best of Books
Saturday Show and Tell - a showcase of things each week that lit up my brain and fired my imagination. Sometimes, creativity is about expanding your space, your awareness, and allowing a place for movement outside of yourself. Inspiration and openness can come from charity. Sarah Khan from Free Verse Writing Project There's a … Continue reading Saturday Show & Tell 12/17/16
Saturday Show and Tell - a showcase of things each week that lit up my brain and fired my imagination. Enjoy! Before I share what's pushing my creativity this week, I have news. I wrote the last sentence of my first draft of Ferals & Blights on Thursday! There are no plot holes, no sagging … Continue reading Saturday Show & Tell 12/10
December is one of my favorite months, but probably not for the reason you think. I'm not a big holiday/tradition person, so I'm a bit baffled by Christmas carols, gift wrap, and the whole lot of it. I do, however, LOVE end-of-the-year lists and goals, so the next three Saturdays will be all about those. … Continue reading Saturday Show & Tell 12/3/16
What happened? It was Halloween, and I was eating candy. I blinked, and suddenly it was Thanksgiving. This month was a bust. Between the grief of the election results, the horror of the political appointments, the puppy being sick, and the new schedule with both kids working - I did very little. Rejections - 2 … Continue reading Do you have Goals? November Edition
I'm on time this month! That counts as a goal met, right? Here's the summary of the rest. 100 rejections to teach me to keep my head in the game, and not take it so personally: Submissions - 4 poems, 1 flash Rejections - 4 Acceptances - 0 (ouch) Still pending - 14 pieces 2016 … Continue reading October: Do you have goals?