Welcome to my blog series called “My Year of Living Creatively” where I discuss my novel writing process, how it’s being planned out, issues I encounter, writing and editing techniques, all while juggling motherhood and other creative projects such as editing books and writing for magazines and newspapers.
For literally a decade I’ve been wanting to write a fiction novel. I’ve jotted down ideas, plans, outlines, and characters in heaps of note books, but I never really knew where to begin and never took the time to actually commit to sitting down and write the darn thing! Plus, I had a serious case of my-writing-will-be-crap-itis! If you’ve ever felt this way, then I know how you feel. It’s frustrating and disappointing. But not anymore. Even though I’m a book editor, have a degree in writing and publishing, have written short stories and other writing forms; it’s a completely different story when you’re writing your own novel from scratch. It’s scary!
Over time I built my creative confidence and I hope you can too through reading my blog series.
This is a personal journey I want to share with you and through it, I hope you too will come on the journey with me and start writing your own novel or creative project. I absolutely believe in you and I know you can do it.
Through this blog series my goal is to not only spend an entire year working on creative endeavors such as writing a novel and building my arts and culture writing career, but also to help you through your own process of writing a novel and other creative writing ventures. I’d love to read your comments and hear all about your own writing projects.
My Year of Living Creatively – Blog Series
- Writing a synopsis
- Developing a crystal clear novel plot
- The fine line between fact and fiction
- (on its way!) stay tuned and watch this space.
If you have any questions at all, send me an email, or make a comment on the site – I’m an open book! (yes, pun intended!).