Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Writing, and Odds and Ends

On Writing and Deadlines

Deadlines can often feel like the enemy. But for me, they spur me to action.

Case in point. I need to get revisions on my novel to my agent by Monday, the 23rd. With that date firmly planted in my mind, I have been able to stay focused on those revisions, fight back procrastination (usually), and stay engaged with the writing process.

So after that wonderful holiday in England and a few weeks recuperating, I'm back to writing. Nose to the grindstone! And I love it. Having a hard and fast deadline and being accountable to someone makes it much easier to do the work.

A Few Odds and Ends

I've come across some really cool online events lately and wanted to share.

The Vintage Secret Santa Gift Exchange

Oh my stars. When I read about this, I couldn't wait to sign up. A secret Santa gift VINTAGE gift exchange with other vintage lovers? Yes, please! Head on over to Chronically Vintage and sign up. What a great way to start the holiday season! #vintagesecretsanta

The Pinterest Story Board Party

Elisabeth Grace Foley is hosting this writing-related blog party over at her blog, The Second Sentence. If you're on Pinterest and use it for storyboarding, you'll definitely want to join.

What about you? Anything fun to share?


  1. I quite agree about the deadlines! So glad you are really enjoying your work again - a break is often such a good idea!

    1. I think a break is absolutely integral to keeping your sanity! :D

  2. Thanks so much for the blog party shout-out!

    I've mostly been typing steadily away on my novel. I finished rewriting it completely this summer, and I'm aiming to get the manuscript typed before Christmas—then I can let it take a little rest through the holidays and come back to it fresh.

    You've mentioned working on a few different novels before, I think—all WWII, correct? Are we allowed to know what this one is about? :)

    1. Quite welcome, Elisabeth!

      My novel is set in 1944 Nebraska and is about a German refugee with a dark past who faces prejudice from the residents of a small Nebraska town.


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