Tag Archive: new beginnings

Aug 19 2016

Early Morning Writing

IS A HABIT Writing is a Habit…Cultivate it.

Words I have taken to heart over the last few days.

Over the last year many things in my life have changed, among them a new job, a new place to live, a new love, and most of all…new routines.

And when you’re a writer, a disruption to your routine could be a bad thing…a really bad thing.

Over the last month I have made a conscious effort to recommit myself to getting the words on the page and getting my books done. I’ve done the usual things, setting up my word count spreadsheet, filling my plot board with colorful Post-It Notes, and setting aside time each night to write.

Well, two out of three ain’t bad. LOL

Ok, two of three would be great if one of those things happened to be WRITING!

After weeks of trial and error of working at night after working the full time job, dedicating most of my weekend, etc. to getting words on the page, they just weren’t coming the way they used to…then I figured it out this week.

Alleluia…cue the doves!

Last week browsing through my kindle a book popped into my feed that caught my eye.”The Lifelong Writing Habit, The Secret to Writing Every Day” by Chris Fox.

I read it. I absorbed the idea. And I remembered that for the last seven years I was up before the rest of the house, pouring the coffee and letting the words flow from my fingers to the page.

I set my alarm Sunday night and I’m not looking back.

Since Monday morning I’ve already written more words this week than I have all month!

Does your habit work for you?

Jan 23 2016

New Year, New Me, New Blog!

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My new cat…Luna Belle

Wow…time flies when you’re off the grid!

Believe it or not the urge to blog has finally become more than a passing thought and so, I decided to give in and dive back into my weekly chats here at the Saucy Scribe…So what could be more fitting than a first post of the new blog dedicated to all things new in Saucyville…

2015 marked the end of my marriage. A 28 year marriage that had plenty of good times, produced 3 great kids, and counts as more than half my life…but it lacked something both of us knew we needed and believe it not, we parted amicably. I’d love to say everything was a walk in the park, but divorce is never easy, no matter how amicable both parties try to be (read: you will see some whiny posts now and then LOL)

The good news is, 2016 finds this romance writer living a bit of a fairy tale…because love is a beautiful thing and when that magic happens all you can do is ride along. After all, the one thing I’ve learned over the years is NOT to deny what my heart wants and needs.

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My self-imposed year-long hiatus from writing to get my life back on track is now over. I have a new cat (Luna Belle) to walk across my laptop and a wonderfully supportive man at my side encouraging me to get the words on the page (and who has no trouble pouring the wine, supplying the chocolate and surrounding me with love and affection.)

Up this week:  at least one chapter of A Proposal & Pumpkin Pie (yes I know it’s a Thanksgiving book…but better late than never, right?)

Welcome back to the Saucy Scribe!

 

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