Words & Thoughts – Week 4

Just a thought this week… “How are you?” In class this week, I had a thought about how people always ask “How are you?” as a pleasantry. It’s a polite thing to say. People don’t usually expect a truly honest answer. Which led me onto the important part of my …

Words & Thoughts – Week 3

Weekly writing update & thought. Words I am still making steady headway with draft three of Elondria, but my aim of finishing by the end of the February doesn’t look like it’s going to happen. Thinking about how much I can realistically write each week, I can’t hit the goal. …

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

“I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.” ― Alice Walker, The Color Purple The Color Purple is set in the deep American South between the wars. The central character is Celie, a black woman born into poverty, …

Words & Thoughts – Week 2

Weekly thought & writing update.  Words Elondria is going well – at the moment. I’ve made the discovery this week (not sure how it’s taken me this long) that I write best in the morning. So I’m going to make an effort to get up early enough in the morning …

Words & Thoughts – Week One

Writing update & weekly thought.  Words This week my writing has been patchy, as I’ve not been well (teeth-issues). I have, however, finished Rabbit! Yay!! And I’ve gone back to writing the third draft of Elondria. I had to do some re-reading to remember where I was. Lesson: don’t break …

Happy New Year! Goals for 2018!

2017 has gone. Ended. Done. 2018 has arrived. And with it, new possibilities, a blank page. A new story to write. New chances. I am approaching this new year with intention. Creating specific goals and plans. As far as my writing/reading/blogging goals go, I have created an ambitious plan. I …

December 2017 Wrap-up!

December has been a challenging month, in many ways. It has been a rollercoaster of changes and small steps forward. Some of the challenges I have overcome, others I have survived. Believe me, there is a vast difference in those statements. Most of my plans have not gone to plan. …