Writing Advice: What do I do when I’m not feeling inspired or motivated?

I see this question come up a lot. In writing groups on Facebook, on Twitter. Writers ask how to find inspiration, or how to find the motivation to write, or what to do in cases when they can't find either. I take a bit of a different approach with my writing. As someone who writes…

BookCon 2019

BookCon happened earlier this month in NYC! I know plenty of others who blogged the entire experience during the weekend, and others shortly after, but I've had an incredible month that sort of put this post on the back burner. (Mainly because I wrote an entire book this month, but we'll get to that later.)…

raccoon illustration laying down

Reece the Raccoon – Character Design

Hey everyone! Last week I introduced my newest character: Reece the Raccoon! I'm currently drafting and sketching an illustrated children's book starring this little guy, and I wanted to update everyone with part of the process. A big part of illustrating a book is designing characters. I've drawn Reece a few times now, in different…

boy playing pretend pirate ship

Ahoy, Imagination! – Draw 50 Things Challenge

I recently watched a video by Will Terry about his Draw 50 Things challenge.  (Watch the video here). Now, I'll admit, it sounded like a great challenge that I might try, eventually, but I made no immediate plans to give it a real go.

Then, the other day, it happened. I was drawing an image and decided to make a background instead of leaving the walls and room blank, and before I knew it, I was searching my brain for 50 unique items that I could add.