Back at it…YouTubing that is

Do you ever run out of stuff to write about…yeah me neither but sometimes, I get tired of typing so I’m restarting my channel on YouTube. Yep that’s right, I’m sharing spur of the moment thoughts about all things pertaining to a writer’s life in hopefully under three minutes!

Check it out. Subscribe or just like a video or two. I hope to inspire you to keep pushing and letting the words flow. And maybe make you laugh a little along the way.

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When is it the Best Time to Write About Pain

I can never forget about my pain so maybe that’s why I can’t take passion-fy off my mind. It’s a place I’ve lived and written in because it feels good. And even though their is a message around every moment of ecstasy, it’s easier to live in a fictional world of pleasure.

But one day, my pain will live in books as my therapy and a testimony for others who can’t forget either. Pain is powerful and at times rational since it’s gives you the lessons you need to move onward. I actually can’t wait to write about it one day, because it will be deep and soulful. It will change a life a two. It will tell my girls what I could never say out loud. It will tell the stories of others who have built me up and those who have tried to break me down.

But for now I choose to live in words that make me smile and imagine a life that I haven’t lived. On chapter left to review and I’m getting the query letters ready to go.

I’ve created a new world I’ve out of this pain. Now that I think about it, maybe I’m already using Pain’s power.

With passion,

DNC

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NaNoWriMo Prep Begins Oct. 1

We’re almost a month out from NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month goes from Nov. 1-30) and I’m reminiscing on what I’ve tried before–and what I didn’t–to see what I need to do this year.

A flashback from the archives…

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Last year I was out, but this year I’m dedicated to the mission. I’m signing up on the national website and getting my shit together to make this November my most productive writing month yet!

Are you doing NaNoWriMo this year? Share some of your successes and fails below.

 

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The Basic Need of a Writer

The basic need of any writer includes one essential element — time. Time keeps us creating or it could stop the words from flowing. Time is so precious in the writing world that we all try to squeeze out as many words before it’s time for bed, or time for work, or time to cook dinner, or time to die.

Time is basically a writer’s fear factor; we’re scared to misuse it but know that fighting through that fear could change our lives.

Time is always on my mind. I’m always trying to do multiple things at once so I can squeeze every ounce of opportunity out of it. In writing, I’m trying to knock out 250-500 words while I figure out if I’m doing a blog post this week and wondering how many followers I’ve lost by not posting enough on social media.

Can I share something with Y’all? Here’s the real reason why time is so valuable to me; I lost my Mom months before her 50th birthday and I’m about to hit my 35th b.day (yeah that’s my baby pic when I was months old) and I know I haven’t done enough. I know you’re like “that’s a 15-year difference, so why are you even stressed about it now?” Well, because I don’t know when my time is up and I have so many stories to tell, so many lessons to teach my girls and some many more laughs to have with my loved ones. Honestly, I’m a bit obsessed with using my time wisely just based on what I’ve seen on t.v. or hear on the radio (yes I do still listen to the radio and you should too damnit!).

So I’ll admit it, Yes, I’m obsessed with time and getting as many books and stories out as I can and doing so that I can establish a career from those words.

Do you agree? Is time your basic need as a writer or is it something else? Tell me what you think.

With passion,

DNC

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