Enjoying the Ride

For too long, I assumed skilled storytellers sprang into existence like Athena from the head of Zeus, and I wasn’t one of those gifted few. I envisioned the lucky authors adept at turning phrases, with the innate ability to craft memorable stories, intriguing characters, and gripping plots. Writers stopped mid-dinner, staring into space while fantastic …

What Does A Million Words Get You?

Once upon a time, after a week-long experiment with champagne and absinthe cocktails, my darling writer’s retreat buds and I all fell in love with the idea of a shared blog. Eventually we chose the blog theme of our journey towards writing a million words. Which, after sobering up, inevitably led to the question of …

I Promise

     When I was Nineteen, I lost my mind. An inevitable occurrence when you decide to throw caution to the wind and make writing your career. Six months into the throes of my insanity, I caught wind of a convention—ConCarolinas—that was happening two hours from my house. Nearly every author that I looked up to …