Week #1: Just Create Challenge Update

The first week of the #justcreatechallenge was a blast to create and participate in. Like any new thing, It had a few hiccups and bumps. I confess that I love to plan. I am good at planning. Does this mean I carefully planned this challenge and took time to put it together before throwing it…

#justcreatechallege

Watch the Video Here Every day in October I have a challenge for you. A challenge to create something each day. This is a challenge you can do. The only way to fail is simply not to create anything at all in October and that is actually pretty hard to do. So, yes it is…

Writing Tips, Truths, & Encouragement

Are you a writing a book? Dreaming about it? Just finished your first draft or planning to write 50,000 words during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in November?  I want to offer up a bit of my journey, a few tips, some truths and encouragement to you.  Much of this is writing advice I wish…

New Video: Update on my Goals

NEW VIDEO: Goals, Progress,& Books I Read BIG NEWS I finished the 3rd draft of my novel and shipped it off to the editor. Okay, so I actually emailed it, but “shipped” has more impact. That was my big goal for the summer and I finished it. I feel like a weight has been lifted from my…

Newsflash… New Video Topics

I am super excited to share my new video plans. I am branching out and adding new topics to my youtube channel. The majority of my videos will continue to focus on writing, reading, and encouraging others in their journey but why stop there? I want to bring you videos related to other aspects of…

Confession: Book Grudge

As a book lover, I am ashamed to admit it, but I am guilty of having some pretty intense grudges against certain books. I am talking about long term grudges that result in a boycott of other books by that author. First, let me be clear. Neither the books or the authors are bad. In…

Need writing motivation? Love kittens?

I found a fun website that combines writing motivation and kittens. I couldn’t resist filming a quick video to share it with you.  I came across the website, written kitten while searching for tangible writing rewards to help writers stay motivated. Watch the video here I admit this isn’t exactly what I was looking for but it…

Motivation Monday: 5 Tips to help you get and stay motivated.

Are you struggling to stay motivated? Procrastinating? You are in good company. I have been having those issues that last two weeks. It was beyond frustrating. It seemed that the more I focused on the problem the bigger it got. I am the sort of person who likes to get to the root of the…

Writer Tool Kit: Is Skillshare worth it?

Is Skillshare worth the cost? Let’s take a look the pro’s, con’s, and my personal experience. Writers Took Kit: Skillshare Video Skillshare is an online learning community where anyone can discover, take, or even teach a class. They have over 15000 classes, 2 million students and payout over 5 million to teachers. The classes are…

Motivation Monday: Struggle = Progress Plus Vlog with Writing update.

Difficulties. Roadblocks. Setbacks. The list of obstacles that seem to keep us from making progress and achieving out dreams can seem endless. If we focus on these things in a negative manner it is easy to find out selves in a pit of discouragement.We begin to doubt ourselves and our dreams. We have reached a…

Writer Tool Kit: Writing Reference Book Review

Are you looking for a writing reference book to help you write a novel in 3O days? Today I am reviewing a book that claims to be a fool proof system for doing just that.  I will share the pro’s and con’s and my personal experience with BOOK IN A MONTH by Victoria Lynn Schmidt,…