Finding your Muse (getting motivated)

My writing group (wordandshield on Instagram) talked about the topic of motivation in our Livestream this week. I thought it might be interesting to share some of our ideas and insights.Almost every writer I know struggles with motivation sometimes. While we love and enjoy writing as such it is often difficult to get started. It … Finding your Muse (getting motivated) weiterlesen

Why can’t I write? – Self-doubts

A while ago self-doubt was a constant companion of my writing process. Writing was always part of my life but for a long time, I felt like what I wrote was only good enough for myself and a few close friends to read. Publishing anything apart from fanfiction seemed like a goal that was impossible … Why can’t I write? – Self-doubts weiterlesen

My 2020

I don’t think anyone would disagree with me saying 2020 was a difficult and draining year on many levels. I believe that it is still important to also see the positive things that have happened in one’s personal life and not just file it away as a dark year. These things may be small compared … My 2020 weiterlesen

Writing Update December 2020

Just a quick update on my writing schedule right now. I have to say that I love December as a writing month and I would love it even more if we had some snow as I find it so inspiring when the world turns white. Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem to be in the cards right … Writing Update December 2020 weiterlesen

My NaNoWriMo 2020 Experience

I’m going to be honest with you: I never thought I would be able to write 50 k in one month. Not just because I have a two months old baby at home and didn’t know whether she would let me work, but also because I thought that I needed more time to write that … My NaNoWriMo 2020 Experience weiterlesen

Writing Update November 2020

The first week of November is gone and that means I’ve made it through the first week of NaNoWriMo and I’m still green. I’ve reached the goal of writing 1.667 words every day to achieve the goal of writing 50.000 words in a month. I’ve even written a little more and it wasn’t as harrowing … Writing Update November 2020 weiterlesen

It starts with an idea (plotting)

This year is the first time I’m going to take part in National Novel Writing Month. This means that you try to write a novel of 50.000 words during the thirty days of November. That is a huge challenge for me as you know if you follow this blog, my writing time is limited. I … It starts with an idea (plotting) weiterlesen

Writing Update October 2020

It’s the start of my favorite season and I’m feeling very inspired right now. I’m still currently editing my German Fantasy novel “Der dreizehnte Prinz”, but I’m slowly coming to an end. There are some passages that I have to rewrite while others have to be cut completely. I can’t really understand anymore why I … Writing Update October 2020 weiterlesen

How to keep going

First, I have to say that my motivation to write comes from the inside as I believe is the case for many writers. Not writing is not an option for me and hasn’t been for a long time. Still, it is sometimes difficult to find the courage to sit down in front of my laptop … How to keep going weiterlesen

Writing Update September 2020

All in all August has been a great month for writing. It wasn’t that hot anymore and there was rain and thunderstorms, which always inspires me. I have finally decided to publish “Der dreizehnte Prinz” and I have also found a cover designer that I absolutely love and whose covers are very much what I’ve … Writing Update September 2020 weiterlesen