Fighting my writing demons, and winning (at least for now)

I recently had a number of writing successes. But they didn’t come easily. I struggled the whole time, and not just over the writing, either. I struggled with my fears and insecurities. I came face-to-face with my writing demons You know what I’m talking about: Those voices inside your head that taunt you’re not good enough or talented enough… Read More Fighting my writing demons, and winning (at least for now)

Writing like crazy, and a visit from a fictional ghost

This is about all I’ve seen for the past couple of days: I’m pushing like crazy to get Waiting for My Daughter’s Ghost, my second novel, to my agent by next week and have one last chapter to finish. This last chapter is proving most difficult. Not only do I have to wrap everything up and resolve plot lines but I need to leave readers feeling full and satisfied,… Read More Writing like crazy, and a visit from a fictional ghost

Alaska autumn, or what I learned from a writing binge

Autumn comes in fast up here in Alaska. One day it’s summer. The next the air cools and the wind becomes crisp and when you look up, you notice, with wonder and dread, that the leaves are already turning. I love autumn for all of its beauty and complexity, yes, but also for the darkness, which creeps in slyly, wrapping around the sky… Read More Alaska autumn, or what I learned from a writing binge