Tackling the Missing Scenes List

  Have you noticed how accomplishing one task brings a high, and then a lull? You actually did something and now what? Take a break or launch yourself into the next task before losing momentum? If I’m not mindful, I

Revision: Returning to Intentions for DIY Book Finishers

I’ve got a very messy rough draft of a novel, so now its time to assess what’s missing, with an eye on filling in the holes. In order to do this right, I return to my intentions for this novel,

Book Finish Bootcamp on Sunday: Rest & Retreat

Sunday is my favorite day of the week. Growing up with a Judeo-Christian background, Sundays meant special breakfast, church, and no chores except for feeding the animals, of which there were many. Sunday evenings were spent watching Mutual of Omaha’s

Health, Bootcamp, & DIY Everything

Is writing good for my health? I know it’s good for my mental health. And I’ve made it good for my spiritual health. But is it good for my physical health? It means spending a lot of solitary time being

The Miracle of a DIY Writing Retreat & Bootcamp

This week I’m in Book Finish Bootcamp with Canadian writing coach and mentor, Rhonda Douglas. Back in 2019, which seems another world ago, my first freebie from Rhonda was a guide for a DIY Writer’s Retreat.  I’ve used it several