NaNoWriMo: What is it?

NaNoWriMo: What is it?

NaNoWriMo is the shortened term for National Novel Writing Month, which takes place in November each year. The challenge is to write a fifty-thousand-word novel in one month by breaking up the words into easy-to-digest bites of writing that add up during the month to...
Ableism and the Neurodivergent/Disabled writer

Ableism and the Neurodivergent/Disabled writer

It never occurred to me to label myself “disabled.” If it did, it somehow diminished my worth and value to society. I wasn’t disabled enough to earn that title. The harmful assumptions of those around me colored my view of myself. Self-loathing and...
Clutter: The new “C” word.

Clutter: The new “C” word.

There’s so much out there these days about minimalism, maximalism and so many other isms that we will not even breach in our lifetime. These labels and classifications can sometimes feel ableist and exclusive of the ND/Disabled community.  Realizing you cannot...
It’s Okay To Not Be Okay

It’s Okay To Not Be Okay

I have really been struggling the last several months with so many things, most of which has been task paralysis brought on by my environment, more on that in another blog post. I recently attended the League of Utah Writers annual Quills conference. As is normal for...