• Tools for Writers
    Journal,  Writing

    Tools for Writers

    In the field of writing, there are so many tools out there for you to choose from. One could get lost in the sea of information, systems, and apps that are available to help those aspiring to write, edit, research and more. As you journey on this path to becoming a great author, you will try all the things to get down a system for yourself. Writing programs, apps, the dreaded editing (unless you like edits, then contact me because I hate them with a passion) revising, and more. What you find is that some things that work for others, will not work for you. Each of us has our…

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    January’s Writing Theme: New Year, New Plans

    It’s a new year and like most you may be making plans for the year or the next few weeks or months. Let’s make 2019 great and hold each other accountable. List something you are trying to accomplish this year below so we can encourage you on your journey! Example: Some of the things I have planned for this year are… to relaunch my paranormal romance series. (All seven books are written) I also have some fun and creative things planned that I will keep as a surprise. I’m already working on one and you’re going to love it!!  So what is one thing you have planned for 2019?

  • Journal,  Writing

    A Story Grows as a Plant Grows

    Spring is upon us and we are beginning to ready our garden for seeds/spuds. Yep, we are adding potatoes to our garden this year!! I can’t wait! Since my little man loves gardening and all things that breath life, I am dedicating this post to him. Not to mention it’s his birthday today, so Happy birthday buddy! If not for him, my thought process would have skipped over this topic and on to the next. Anyway, as we are deciding on seeds and what to plant where my author’s mind took hold and contemplated as I often do… how a story is similar to a plant and how it grows.…

  • Inspirational,  Journal,  Writing

    How Writing is Like a Puzzle

    I received the best birthday gift from my husband last month and after putting it together I thought about how it relates to writing. Obviously, from the title you would guess what it is my husband got me, but you’re probably thinking, “Really, Kelly? You couldn’t possibly be that excited over a puzzle.” Well, I am about to prove you wrong. This wasn’t just any puzzle. It was a 1000 piece Sherlock Holmes and the Speckled Band – A mystery jigsaw puzzle. This was the best gift because for one, I love Sherlock Holmes and two, not only was it a puzzle; it contained the story and required you to…

  • Journal,  Writing

    My 2018 Goals

    It’s getting to be the end of the year and I’ve been working on plans for next year. While thinking of what I really wanted to do with my business and how I want to move forward with my books, I find myself realizing that my goals from last year were… well, dull. Though they fit my business there was really no depth to them and to the business itself. If I want to make writing my career, I need to be more specific and defined with my goals for my business and my books. My thoughts here are to keep myself accountable to my goals and my business by…

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    Planning for 2018

    No affiliate links or bribes were accepted while planning or writing of this post. All opinions and thoughts expressed are solely those of the author from their experience. This year has been a year of learning, change, forging on over mountains with determination and falling to valleys of procrastination. With the year a few months to a close, I have decided to begin planning 2018 sooner rather than later. With my form of planning and always wanting the shiny new ‘thing’, I decided shortly into the year to go back to some programs and implement others that have worked well for me the last few months. Planning Start First of all, I’ve signed…

  • Journal,  Writing

    My Year Plan

    All of the thoughts and opinions herein are that of the author and were never influenced by any of the mentioned companies.  This year I am determined to put systems in place to accomplish my goals. If I took a glance at last year I would have one word for it… disappointing. This year my goals as outlined HERE are well on there way and I can safely say that even though we are not yet through January, I am ahead of schedule with my posts and well on my way to reaching my goals. I wanted to share how I planned out my year with you so that perhaps it will…

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    My Goals for 2017

    So, without further ado, here are my goals for 2017: Publish four short stories by December 31, 2017 Stories are my passion. I love the characters, the journey, the settings, quests, character growth, surprises, twists, and everything included in a good story. My hope is that you love my stories as much as I do. Read 12 books in my chosen genre by December 31, 2017d Not only is ready my chosen genre enjoyable, it can be inspirational, enlightening, and can cause a sense of peace when reading the words of a fellow author. Read 4 books not in my chosen genre by December 31, 2017 I am usually only…