Breaking Up With NaNoWriMo

Dear NaNoWriMo, It’s not you… It’s me. From the moment I discovered you, I’ve loved you. The idea of writing a novel in a month—I nearly swoon thinking about you. You are a wish, a dream, a goal to achieve, but I will never be good enough for you. I’ve tried to make our...

Editing: From Plain Jane to the Runway

Words are powerful. When I’m editing I comb through each sentence of my manuscript, checking to see if I could use more powerful words. Sometimes there just isn’t any better way to say it than plain Jane sayin’ it. But most of the time, I can find beautiful words to transform my plain Jane...