Here's a not-so-secret secret: every. single. writer. deals with self-doubt. Every single one. At every single stage. Even popular published authors. It's no secret I love Victoria Shwab. One, for her amazing writing and fantastic books. Two, because of her twitter. She is so open and honest on it and it's so reassuring to see … Continue reading How I Deal With Self Doubt
So... Valentine's Day is over and I wasn't actually tagged for this but I saw it on Tyffany Hackett's blog and it looked like fun, so I wanted to do it! RULES: Describe your WIP in three sentences or fewer. Then answer the following 10 questions. The Forgotten Name is a YA Fantasy novel about … Continue reading Valentine’s Day Writing Tag
I don't know about you but I always blank when someone asks for writing tips and advice. Like I have so MUCH that I've accumulated over the last six years, continually learning my craft, but the second someone asks for advice or tips? My mind goes empty. It's like I have to be in the … Continue reading Coffee and A Chat: Top Writing Tips???
Sooo, I attempted to do these monthly wrap-ups last year and...completely failed. So let's try this again! Writing: This month my main focus was working on my YA Fantasy, The Forgotten Name. I started by doing a toooon of new worldbuilding and outlining because this novel has gone through so many changes since the first draft … Continue reading Monthly Wrap-Up: Janurary 2018
Okay. This blog is seriously lacking in the tips for editing front. I've been writing for about six years now, I have taken apart and completely rewritten many novels in that time, picked up a few tips on editing, and slowly figured out my own way of editing and revising. I recently tore apart my novel, … Continue reading Tips & Tricks: On Revising/Editing
Happy 2018! I hope you've all had a great start to your year! So last year, I kind of went with very generic goals. I love lists and setting goals for myself but my main thing for 2017 was to not put so much pressure on myself to get things done at as fast a pace … Continue reading 2018 Goals
I was considering skipping the obligatory end of the year post but I just couldn't so here we are, attempting to do a cliff notes version! 2017 flew by. It was mostly a good year for me. I got a lot of writing done, I feel like I grew as a person and, most importantly, as … Continue reading End of The Year Post 2017
NaNoWriMo 2017 is officially over! Ah! Last month was honestly such a blur, I can't even. I went into the month planning on taking things slowly and being happy to just hit 50k. I ended the month finishing my novel...at 99k. Oops. Not really sure how that happened! I had a really fun NaNo altogether, though. … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2017 Wrap Up + Snippets!
It's almost the end of NaNoWriMo week 2! Wow. Is it just me or is this month going by so quickly??? For today, I thought I'd link up with the monthly writing meme, Beautiful Books! What is Beautiful Books? Well, the lovely Sky @ Further Up and Further In and Cait @ Paper Fury hold the monthly Beautiful People … Continue reading Beautiful Books: How’s Writing Going?
How is NaNo week one over already??? Ah! I've decided to do weekly NaNo updates so yeah. Let's go. Project: Pocket Magician a YA fantasy novel (read more about it here) Word count report: 23,434 How has the week gone? Week 1 has been pretty good for me! I feel like I'm writing slower than … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Week 1 Updates!