Do you have a bucket list? How realistic is it? Did you set a time frame for the goals to be attained or just have a "Someday I'd Like To" list? The older I get the more I realize the importance of setting attainable goals. Not just career goals or writing goals, but life goals. … Continue reading Bucket Lists
Is it just me or has January flown by before you had the chance to get comfortable writing 2015? I bid farewell to Tennessee last Friday and returned to Texas after a long absence. To me, two years and eight months seems like forever, but in reality it wasn't that long at all. I am grateful … Continue reading First Drafts: Chapter One
It's New Year's Eve and instead of making resolutions for 2015 or waiting to watch the ball drop in Times Square I am looking forward to the fact that tomorrow I get to sleep in. December has been a busy month and I have much to be grateful for. In fact, I am about to embark on my next … Continue reading Pomp and Circumstance
In fiction, conflict can arise and create a plot twist. These plot twists propel the story into a new direction and help "build" the character or get them to where you want them to be. If life were fiction and I were a character, right now we would be encountering my plot twist. It reads something like this: The fearless Texan, with … Continue reading Plot Twist: Destination Unknown
MFA creative writing student returns from thesis defense with a bruised ego, but a sea of supporters rebuilds her confidence as she makes plans to return home to Texas.