Remember that WRITING BLOG: DAY ___ I started months ago and was SUPER excited to stay consistent with so you all would be my writing accountabily? Yeah. I barely remember too, because it was FOREVER ago. My bad. During NaNoWriMo, I shared about a contemporary story I was drafting. It started well. I attacked it… Continue reading BACK TO WRITING : Finally picked a story
Welcome back for another day in my writing process bubble! As some of you already know, I'm in the EDITING portion of my manuscript. I spent over a year working on my first book from Idea to First Draft. After sending it to a freelance editor, I walked away from book one and took my editor's… Continue reading Writing Blog: Day 2 – Researching ALL THE THINGS (editing)
Welcome to the Writing Blog! My day to day adventures in the writing process! To catch the newbies up, I have been working on my first young adult novel for over two years now. At the end of drafting the Dystopian tale, I hired a freelance editor to help me clean it up so I don't… Continue reading Writing Blog: Day 1 – Printing First Draft
In James Scott Bell's 'Plot & Structure', chapter one asks, "What is plot, anyway?" 1. A small piece of ground, generally used for burying dead people, including writers. Get it? Because, plot kills...right? *crickets* Ba-dum-tssss! Pun aside, if you're a writer, I would--as well as many other authors--recommend this book. Remember when I told… Continue reading Plot Kills.
Writing...Oh, Yeah, It's Back On, Baby! ...took long enough-Ha! I'm such an extremist. I'm either all Reading or all Writing. I need to learn happy mediums. The last four months I would say, have been me waiting. And waiting...wondering when the juices to complete my synopsis would hit me. Here I was trying to be… Continue reading Writing…Back On!
Oh Ignite Me, let me count the ways... Spoiler FREE section: (Spoilers marked below!) I feel so inadequate, trying to express my feelings for this book. In the last week, I have read three series finales. I have a three book hangover. I'm trying to recover. I loved each of them. I loved them all… Continue reading Ignite Me Book Talk!
Nonchalantly, stepping outside, my eyes dart up. Bernard the Mailman catches the crazed look in my eyes and braces himself. BERNARD!!! IS IT? IS IT? He reaches into his satchel and takes out the beautifully covered book I have waited for. I let out a high pitched, schoolgirl squeal. IT IS! I tackle Bernard the… Continue reading Mail Day: Ignite Me Came!
Writing, Critique Groups and Playing the Publisher's Game, Oh My! Last night was my second time attending a SCBWI (Society of Children Books Writers & Illustrator's) writer's critique group. We meet monthly. The first time I met them, I was a bubble of nerves. "Will they like me? Will I belong? Will they believe I… Continue reading Writing, Critique Groups, Playing Publisher’s Game
TGIF! HAPPY FRIDAY! Hello everyone! It is Friday and I am hoping to make this weekend a good one, dang it! #hashtag determined. Did any of you see that Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake video from this week, making fun of how we all use, or more appropriately, overuse #hashtags? Ha-larious! I have been on… Continue reading Writing, Anime, TGIF
Hello Lovely People! Well I'm still on the mission to get a new laptop. I was told by a loved one to hold on selling Cadence (my beautiful blue guitar) till this week. I'm waiting but am needing to make a decision soon. Right now, the borrowed desktop I'm on is helping fill in the… Continue reading My Characters Have Met: Performance Anxiety