Category Goals

2015: Reading and Writing Challenges

I want to read 15 classics (and I use this term loosely) in 2015. After much consultation with several “100 Classics” lists, I’ve selected the 15 that stand out most to me. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy The Invisible Man by Ralph Elliston The Age of Innocence by Edith Warton Sophie’s Choice by William Styron […]

On Being Stuck

As a recent business degree graduate, I feel qualified to share this bit of wisdom. There’s a way of thinking in the business world that if a company isn’t growing, it’s dying. The concept being that no status quo will ever improve your position for the future, and can only lead to stagnation. In the […]

My Next Big Step

Hi there! Well, today is officially my deadline. I’m happy to report I succeeded, and handed in a complete 61,000 word manuscript (the former WIP – now referred to as the Sky novel) to an editor. Yep. An editor. That’s what I’d like to talk about today. I follow a lot of author blogs, and […]

Musical Inspiration… Err… Sort of.

TODAY WILL BE A 10,000 word day. It must. Words written so far: 0. But I have more important items to discuss. I heard some lyrics that struck me today, and I realized, holy shit this is EXACTLY how I would describe Character T in my WIP. But then I realized it’s a love/sex song, […]

Fangirl Confessions and Failure.

Well… How does one begin to admit the FANGIRL crush I have on NYT Bestselling author, Marissa Meyer? Well it starts with my love affair of Cinder, which was one of my favourite reads of 2013 (so was Scarlet, the sequel!) It continues with the fact that Meyer was the first author to talk to […]

Off to a Strong Start!

Well, so far, the month of writing has started off strong! Maybe public declarations of deadlines is the way to go. I’m thrilled with my progress so far, and hoping to get another 10,000 words done this weekend. Yesterday’s word count: 3,598 Today’s word count: 2,935

October Goals

Wow – two posts in two days has to almost be a record for me! In keeping with Operation Ambitious, I thought I would do my best to keep myself accountable. Read one non-school book per week (I NEED to reduce the number of books on my nightstand… Plus they are look so good!) (Re)Writing […]