Do you feel like you really just need a break from a goal you are working on? Good. Take that break. There is one major lesson I have learned throughout all of this novel writing, and that is the importance of taking a BREAK. Take a break. It’s interesting because we all know that taking... Continue Reading →
It's been really hard for me to formulate something to say in reaction to all that has happened regarding the racism towards our fellow Black citizens. I thought for a while about what I could write that was super eloquent or creative but I am at a loss. Of course I am against racism and... Continue Reading →
Your Mental Health During Lockdown
While my last post was intended to motivate my fellow writers who were at a loss of energy due to the global pandemic, I also want to address the fact that sometimes it is good to rest.
The Secret Ingredient For A Writer’s Success: A Dry Erase Board
Bake on high for the rest of your life! This dry erase board will heat up your passion to accomplish your goals. Every day, every week, you will get it all done.
Why Should Writers Use Twitter?
For many people outside of the marketing realm, social media sometimes has a negative connotation. For us writers, that is definitely not the case. It's far more than scrolling through newsfeeds for hours or catching up on what celebrity broke up with their long-time boyfriend (gasp!). I would go so far as to say that... Continue Reading →
The First Time You Read Your First Draft
You've dusted off your first draft of your novel after abandoning it for weeks or even months, and it's time for the first read. Maybe you are printing it and your heart is pounding as the printer spits out each page that you wrote. Maybe you are opening its saved document and you can't start reading until you... Continue Reading →
This Is Why It’s Okay To Stop Writing Your Book…For Now
This is a pretty scary title for those of you like me who wouldn't dream of giving up on your WIP. But what I want to talk about today is less about giving up and more about how to maintain a healthy and sustainable writing routine. Want to listen instead? Check out my audio for... Continue Reading →
On Saying Goodbye To Your Manuscript
After all the hard work I put myself through to write the damn thing, I mustered all of my energy to simply push my manuscript out of my mind. We needed a break. It was only the smartest thing to do for our relationship. After some time apart, I have worked myself up to finally... Continue Reading →
I Wrote A Book Last Year, And This Is How It Happened
Happy 2019, everyone! 2018 was a hell of a year for me. I left my full-time job and ventured out to find greater joys in life. In doing so, I learned so much about the importance of taking risks for the sake of your own happiness. In my blog post about a year ago, My... Continue Reading →