I’m moving…well the blog anyway

Just a quick update to let everyone know that I’m moving my blog to a my new site, trinaeaaross.com. I went with a self-hosted WordPress site to expand to include some of my fiction, poetry and other ramblings. I hope to see you over there. I’ll keep this site up for the time being, but new content will be on the new site. See you soon.

Big thanks to WordPress.com for providing an awesome service! I couldn’t have gotten started without you.


Ending the year on a “write” note

The year’s almost over. Looking back, I have mixed feelings about the year from a creative viewpoint. I wrote a lot this year, but I didn’t complete NaNoWriMo and I have too many unfinished projects on my desk. While I don’t have resolutions per se, I do have writing-related goals, which I listed below. Continue reading

NaNoWriMo aftermath

It’s been a couple days since NaNoWriMo. And while thousands celebrated reaching the 50K mark, I sat on the sidelines cheering for them. I didn’t reach the finish line. I came in at about 30K. Could I have finished? Who knows? Am I sad or disappointed? Well, maybe a little disappointed. I think I could have written harder if that makes any sense. I used my time well, but looking back, there are things I could have tweaked that would have led to a higher word count. I don’t regret the decision to do NaNo and I am happy with where Numb is right now and I will continue to work on it after my two-week hiatus. Continue reading

Not where I should be, but at least I’m somewhere

We’re a little over halfway through NaNo and I don’t know about you, but I am feeling a little frustrated. I’m still hanging in there, but I am still behind on my word count. I admire people who can spit out one thousand words in thirty minutes or less, but I am not one of them. It takes me a minute to get going, though admittedly, once I hit my stride, then you have to peel me away from the keyboard. Continue reading

Quick NaNoWriMo update

Hey, reader, just wanted to give an update on how Numb — my project for this year’s NaNoWriMo — is going. So far I’m over 8K, which is okay. I’m not behind, but I’m not as far as I wanted to be by this point. I wasn’t expecting life to put itself on hold, but that doesn’t make it any less frustrating. But, I’m going into my vacation week, so this will be a great opportunity to pull ahead in the word count. Continue reading

Life happens, get over it

Had one of those weekends where no matter how much I tried, I couldn’t get in front of the keyboard. It happens, so I know not to let it get me down. It’s times like this that remind me that what we do, this thing called writing, isn’t as easy as slipping out of bed and into a comfy chair with a cup of coffee. Life happens. Forget that, and you’re going to find yourself ready to give up before you type your first word. Continue reading

Best writing tool for authors

I’ll cut to the chase. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I get too caught up in what tools I need to write, instead of focusing on the writing itself. Judging from various writing forums, I’m not the only one who stresses over the issue. Different writing methods have their supporters and opponents. I’ve heard passionate arguments on all sides of the writing-tool spectrum. In the end, I learned that the best tool for writing is the one that sits between your ears. Continue reading