A Good Week

Hey Everyone!

I’ve gone a week of making my own motivation and it’s been awesome. I’ve written over 5,000 words and am moving right along in the manuscript.


If you want to join in on making your own motivation, feel free to tweet with the hashtag #makemyownmotivation. I’ll follow along.

Finding what helps you to make your own motivation can make all the difference in the world.

Good luck!


Making Motivation

I’ve found that in the last couple weeks, I’ve lost a lot of motivation in my writing.

Storymakers was good in giving me direction as to where I wanted to go but my motivation to write has been lacking.


After much thought, this morning I decided to make my own motivation.

I got to work and after doing a few things that I needed to around the office, I set a timer for myself and wrote for a 15 minutes blitz.

That produced nearly 300 words.


The great thing is that it’s the beginning of the day for me. I’m going to do at least 2 other 15 minute blitzes today, trying to get up to at least 1,000 words.

That is something I really want to work to because I haven’t gotten over 1,000 words in over a month.

My goal for now is to take time each morning when I get to work (after taking care of anything pressing) and write for 15 minutes.

I’ve realized that if my writing is important to me, I need to take time for it. My life may be busy, but that won’t change.

I need to make time for the things that are important.

[note: due to the Storymakers┬áheads sending a message to the conference attendees about not posting notes to respect the intellectual property of the presenter, I won’t be posting those].

Writing Conferences

Hello Everyone!

Tomorrow I’ll be attending the LDStorymakers Conference and I’m excited for the things I’m going to learn. My posts for the following weeks will be sharing some things that I learned.


Today I wanted to talk about the benefit of writing conferences.

Writing conferences are not just places where writers can get good continuing education, although that is a big reason why I attend them. They’re places where you can network with other professionals within the field.

Talking with professional authors, editors, and agents is helpful on many levels. You can learn what they have done to become successful or learn what types of genres an editor takes. Things like that can be springboards to your success.

I’m also looking forwards to learning from authors that I admire. I’ll be attending a class where we talk about researching for historical fiction, but going beyond Google. I think that’s the one that I’m most excited for.

If you haven’t attended a writing conference, I would highly recommend finding conferences in your area to go to if they are available. They can make a big difference.

Here are some other posts I’ve made on conferences that I’ve attended if you want to check them out:

“Find the Music that Only You Can Make”

Writing and Illustrating For Young Readers