In May 2020, I started what would become my first complete novel. I was thrilled with the achievement, as one is when accomplishing the massive undertaking of writing an entire book. Almost exactly a year later, I received the work back from a developmental editor who TORE IT APART. As in, basically said it had…
Category: Writing Inspiration
Unused words are not a waste
It isn’t like I have a lot of it, you know? So when I sit down with my brain and mine it for words, that is time that I am not using to complete another task. That is critical time. And I know we all feel it.
National Poetry Day Roundup: Why we love these poets
Yesterday was National Poetry Day! Yes, we are a day late. No one ever said poets were prompt. To celebrate, the Admin Team rounded up a batch of poets from our Facebook group to show off their craft.
Hustle Culture is real – and it’s not helpful
Hustle Culture is a real thing, and it’s a problem. This doesn’t mean that working hard or having big dreams is bad. But you have to do what works for you.
Famous author moms and the reasons we love them
noteworthy female authors in the history of words. And because we are Moms Who Write, it felt only natural to brag about some of the famous author moms we all know and love.
“Did you really fail? Or are you just a fish trying to climb a tree.”
We’ve been told that we can do literally anything if we work hard enough. That if we fail, it’s because we didn’t do enough. But did you fail? Or are you just a fish trying to climb a tree?
Dear Writer: I feel the imposter syndrome too
Have you heard the saying- talk to yourself like you would talk to your best friend? Well, let’s pretend you’re my best friend because I need to tell you something I need to hear.
Moms Who Write: Why we fell in love with writing
Valentine’s Day–the day for love. The day to celebrate your love interest, the love of your life. To sing about the love that drives your passion and lights a fire in your heart. Are you thinking about the same love as us? I’m sure you are. Today we celebrate…our love for writing.
Finding time: How to make writing manageable
I GET IT. There is never time for anything. Basic existence uses all 24 hours a day and forever leaves me needing more hours. Most days, I don’t sleep enough. I don’t eat on a schedule. I’m just hanging on for the ride and putting out the fire that seems the most insistent.
Living a creative writing career as a mom
Creative writing careers are not for the faint of heart. Writers of all sorts understand that creativity is not always consistent or stable or fun. Sometimes it makes us manic, catatonic. It encourages us to question our life and purpose daily, even before the critics reach our ears.