• Cindy Kilbourne

Writing in 2020

2020 has been a challenge so far: being separated from friends and family, losing my grandmother, missing out on trips to New York and Los Angeles, witnessing the sheer magnitude of heartache and loss throughout this country... the world, really...it takes a lot out of me. But there’s also so much to be thankful for.

I’ve met so many wonderful and creative people this year, and I’ve been blessed with opportunities that inspired my own writing. It’s certainly ambitious to be seriously working on five projects at the same time, but I’ve had so many breakthroughs, it’s hard to put any of them down. After my chat with Leigh Bardugo earlier this year, I learned a lot about the importance of proper outlining and other tips that really brought my process to another level. For that, I will be forever grateful.


Writing is my passion, my escape, and my release. And while I use writing to get out of my own head, sometimes I get so stuck in there that I can’t even start the process. The things I’ve learned this year have helped me figure out how to dig stories out of my brain even when it doesn’t want to cooperate.


Keep pushing forward, tell your stories, and remember that you will get there. Whether it takes six months or six years, you’ll finish that manuscript, and someone will read it and fall in love. 🖤🖤



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