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 →
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 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 →
Boy, has this been an experience. The second draft is no joke. This whole writing thing is no joke. If you are in the middle of the same kind of second draft chaos, or maybe third draft, fourth draft...you will understand. And even if you are just starting your manuscript, every day is a new... Continue Reading →
Writing a book is by far the hardest fun thing I have ever done. I enjoyed creating my own characters, developing a story around them, and pushing myself out of my comfort zone. But I’ll be honest--writing that many words is HARD. There were days that I wanted to give up. I actually convinced myself... Continue Reading →
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 →
As if she's invisible Eyes meet but don't lock Touch falls through Vocal chords, silent despite her begging to be Heard. Yesterday did not know Today cannot erase. It's time for the adventure.