Coffee Share: In which I’m trying to be more creative

I think I know how vampires feel…um, the running from the sun part not the weird blood craving thing. Daytime highs around here are always in the upper 90s and sometimes kiss 110! I’ve spent most of my Summer trying to hide from the big, bright jerk in the sky. So, if we were having coffee, we’d have it later in the day when it’s cooler. Then, I’d tell you…

I completed my Creativity Challenge (aka I’m a Camp NaNoWriMo “Winner”)

Camp-2017-Winner-Profile-PhotoI learned something about myself this year: if I’m not being creative, I’m filled with anxiety and am very cranky. After going through this for six months, I decided to do something about it.

So, I used Camp NaNoWriMo as an excuse to be creative for at least 90 minutes everyday (2790 minutes total).

And…I performed better than I thought I would: I’ve written a total of 69 pieces of flash fiction, short stories, micro poetry, and micro fiction; spent twenty hours outlining Knight and then completed a 15,800 word first draft; and brush lettered for six hours.

Today, I feel rejuvenated and ready to have more fun with my creativity. So, yeah, mission accomplished!

I saw Spider-Man: Homecoming

In my opinion, this was the best Spider-Man movie EVER. It totally bypassed the origin story and just got to the point. Thank you, Marvel!

I’m renovating my blog with an emphasis on creativity

I’ve blogged here since 2014 and it’s been great! I’ve met awesome readers/writers, gushed about reading, shared my writing life and discussed the technical side of writing.

But…it’s missing my creative side—and that’s the side of me that wanted to start this blog in the first place.

I’ve been renovating my blog in between writing sessions so that it better represents me as a fiction writer. This meant fixing my homepage, rewriting my About page, and making my WIP page more dynamic. I’m also thinking about posting some flash fiction or creative nonfiction just to spice my posting schedule up (after I, you know, get over the fear of sharing them).


So that’s my coffee share! What’ve you been up to?

6 Replies to “Coffee Share: In which I’m trying to be more creative”

  1. I just finished reading Lee Smith’s Dimestore, which is a memoir. At one point, she’s in therapy and the doc hands over a prescription–write every day. That’s the way she managed to find herself. I think that there’s a lot to that. Congrats on Camp Nano. This is the first year in a long time that I didn’t do either of them.
    Have a great week!

    1. Her therapist was onto something.

      I’ve read on blogs and heard on writing podcasts about the benefits of writing every day, and each one pretty much says the same thing: it’ll give authors more products to sell, increase their overall output, help build their platforms, strengthen their writing through practice, and etc. I’m sure writing every day does this eventually, but the immediate result is that it keeps us sane. At least, that’s what it does for me!

      As for Camp NaNo, I usually try to compete but am never committed. This is my first time I ever “won” one.

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