My Journey Out West and Within

The beautiful mountains of Montana!

I’m getting ready to head over to Idaho and Montana to do some research for the novel I’m writing. I’m excited for the adventure, but most of all I’m proud to be taking my writing this seriously.

Last year I was hesitant about spending $300 on a writing course, now I’m spending twice that just on the rental car for this trip. Someone, and I can’t remember who, once said, “show me your calendar and your bank account and I’ll tell you what’s important to you.” I got to a point where I realized that I wanted to be a writing but I wasn’t backing up that claim with time or money. Not only is this trip going to help crystallize the details of my novel, it is a symbolic gesture of my commitment to the craft; a honeymoon for me and my writer-self.

I can’t wait to share more about it in upcoming posts. Wish me luck!


  1. Awesome 🙂 Good luck with the research but freaking hats off to you for taking the plunge, it’s good to refuel the good ol’ passion tank every now and then. Can’t wait to see what comes from it, glad I stumbled upon ya :)!


  2. Oh this is like my dream! I wish I’d been that focused BK (Before Kids). But, I am almost on the other side of that and maybe I will do something similar in the near future. What a fantastic opportunity!


    1. I love the BK term. I definitely feel a sense of urgency to take advantage of my low-responsibility-lifestyle as I approach the age where I want to start having kids. It’s great that you have the time and passion now!


    1. Thanks! I really want to avoid stereotypes and flat description in my story, and since I’ve never been to the place I’m writing about I thought I would really need to go and experience that specific environment.


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