My Ideal Reading Space

My Ideal Reading Space

Hi guys! I saw a blog topic idea to describe my ideal writing space, and I thought it was brilliant!  So here goes.  First, there must be books.  Books on three walls.  Why only three you ask?  Because the forth must be a wall of windows overlooking a beautiful beach....

Editing: Making the First Draft Shine

Since I just finished the first draft of my work in progress, I thought I might write today’s Monday Musing about editing.  I’m diving into that territory today.  Dive with me, won’t you? Step 1: Take a break When I’m going over a draft, the...

Breaking the Block

“Who is more to be pitied, a writer bound and gagged by policemen or one living in perfect freedom who has nothing more to say?” — Kurt Vonnegut “Writers Block” can be a debilitating thing.  I put the phrase in quotes, because I just got done reading...

Step away from the book

“Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.” —Henry David Thoreau It’s Sunday afternoon.  My toddler is napping, my husband is playing video games, and I am left to my own devices.  Which means, I take this precious...