3/23/2021 — 12:07pm

Dear Journal, It's been a crazy week, between work and writing. I also got the chance to celebrate St. Paddy's day with my family here in Wisconsin. The kids here never tried corned beef and cabbage, so it was a treat to cook it for them. And, with all the anxiety involved with Covid-19, I'm…

Week Six Check-in!

Hi to any and all who happen to read this. It has been a terrific sixth week in my writing odyssey, and I'm happy to report that I've hit my goal of five thousand words once again. Not only have I hit the goal, but it's the second week in a row that I've just…

How Flawed Are Your Characters?

Characters in fiction come in all kinds of disguises, from all kinds of backgrounds with varying goals. There is no right or wrong way to create our characters. With that said, there is still an ever lurking issue in the background... one which threatens the relatability of characters in books everywhere. I'm speaking about the…

3/15/2021 — 4:52pm

Dear Journal, I just realized I have a journal on the blog that I never even tapped into. I figured I'd give it a try, and hope to figure out how to make it look a little better over time. It's been a relatively slow day, which is fine by me. I had the day…

Week Five Check-in!

Hi to all who are reading this. Thanks again for checking in with me each week. Accountability has really done wonders for me, helping me to stay vigilant with my writing. Not only am I writing more each week than I had before, but I also found that it has made me spend my time…

Week Three Check-in!

Hello to anyone who's reading this. I want to thank you for checking in with me each week; it's truly helpful with holding myself accountable in my writing endeavors. If you'd like, you can subscribe to my blog, getting notifications of any new posts. I plan to write more posts, discussing my current projects. I…

Week Two Check-in!

Hi to any and all that are reading this. I want to thank you for following along with me into a second week of my writing goals. Writing can be a difficult endeavor, one that can seem pretty lonely when it's just you and a blank, white page. That's partially why I decided to make…

Week One Check-in!

Hello to anyone who happens to be reading this. As you may or not know, I made some goals last week to help hold me accountable in my writing endeavors. The biggest goal I set was to write five thousand new words each week. Now I know this isn't a large number of words for…

2021 Goals

Let's be honest... 2020 was a mess. It was more than a mess, it was mind altering nightmare of a year. And to be honest, it was hard to not let it effect me on a mental level. I tried to stay positive and use the time locked in the house to my advantage, hoping…