Tag Archives: NaNoWriMo

Writing thoughts on how to be successful

“Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.”~Ernest Holmes, American Theologist “I want to be a writer.” I hear this from strangers. I hear this from my writers group. I hear this … Continue reading

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I published my third book!

“Work hard for what you want because it won’t come to you without a fight.”~Leah LaBelle, Canadian musician Ninjas, puppies, budding romance, trashy sitcoms and family values. Just in time for the holidays: my first fiction book! This is a … Continue reading

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Do you remember when…?

“Frustration, although quite painful at times, is a very positive and essential part of success.”~Bo Bennett, American businessman I didn’t intend that quote to be reflective of this blogpost; it’s just serendipity. Today is December 1. I’m reading social media … Continue reading

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How to save a walrus

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.”~ Albert Einstein, German scientist As I continue to write and edit My Father, My Friend and as I think about NaNoWriMo, I downloaded a new app, … Continue reading

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A look back, a look forward

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive, to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.”~Marcus Aurelius, Roman soldier October 2014. Friends. Family. Sketchbooks. Parties. Coffee. Tea. Zentangle. Penn State. A … Continue reading

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Mega Meet 2014, Day 2: Tangled up in friends

“Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.”~John W. Gardner, American educator Yes, this is a totally Zentangle-y quote, almost a bit cheesy, but it’s always worth the reminder. Especially with Zentangle classes. The first day, yesterday, is always … Continue reading

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April showers bring poetic flowers

“Personality is everything in art and poetry.”~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German poet Welcome to National Poetry Month. I have dabbled in poetry, and I consider myself a poet. I write stories, I create Zentangle and other art, and I can … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo TGIO wrap up…or is it?

“There’s a mystery to writing, and you don’t really know where most of it comes from.”~Neil Diamond, American musician Today was the NaNoWriMotown’s annual Thank God It’s Over party. It was my first TGIO, and it was inspiring to see … Continue reading

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Reclaiming my NaNoWriMo month with Zentangle

“When Life gives you lemons, make lemon merengue pie.”~Reggie Williams, American musician Turns out that I did shut down my life as I finished NaNoWriMo. I didn’t think I would, or could, but I have a pile of emails to … Continue reading

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Lessons NaNoWriMo taught me

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