Camp Nano Happiness and Job Bumps

This week has been crazy. Very crazy. I started work, I decided to enter a contest where honestly, I’m nervous, but I want, no NEED to enter– and my body decided that allergies are the way to handle the stress. On top of this, I finished Camp NaNoWriMo with flying colours! Of everything, I think that’s the one thing I’m most proud of. But I also made some major discoveries along the way. Needless to say– it’s been a long month. LOL  Continue reading

ROW80 Update: Goals, Job, and Adapting

Tomorrow I start my new job and I’m nervous. I really am. But at the same time, I know how I am- I worry on things because it’s how I am. Yet, at the same time, I do what I do. I’ll survive this and I’ll move forward in my day job. It’s having to adjust my writing that will be tough. That worries me but I know in time, it’ll be okay. I just need to keep up the faith and writing at least 3-5 days a week doing at least 2-3k each time. If I can do that, then I can accomplish everything I want. It’s a huge leap for me to think this way. And in some ways, it’s the thing that scares me– it’s something I’ve been trying to avoid– giving myself a specific writing amount to try for- but I need to give me something to work for. There are reasons– I have a job and I have my dream job– that as an author. I need to be able to keep things moving forward.  Continue reading

Craft of Writing: Writing with a Disability Pt.2

In the last blog issue about craft of writing, I specifically dealt with writing and disabilities. I spoke about physical disabilities that interfere with the writing process. We covered about transcription and dictation as alternate forms of writing and how they help those who might not be able to sit at the keyboard for long periods of time. In fact, for most people it can be a great option to add to their repertoire beyond writing longhand. Now we’re going to discuss more about those who have mental, emotional and mixed disabilities and what they can to do aid their writing.  Continue reading