Writing

The Darker Side of a Dream

My boyfriend is really lovely in that he's super supportive when it comes to my writing career. And it includes all facets of it: cooking dinner so I can finishing up drafting a short story, listening to my confusing ramblings as I try to verbally work out plot holes as I'm editing my novels (even… Continue reading The Darker Side of a Dream

Book Review, Writing

Soul of the World

Title: Soul of the World Author: David Mealing Publisher: June 2017, Orbit books Blurb: A brilliant debut epic fantasy with a unique magic system and unforgettable characters. It is a time of revolution. in the cities, food shortages stir citizens to riots against the crown. In the wilds, new magic threatens the dominance of the tribes.… Continue reading Soul of the World

Writing

Stealing The Caruso Editing Method

Last week, I mentioned that I'm going to try out a new editing method and I hinted that I might take a moment to describe it for you all. It's nothing new, per say. People have probably been editing using some variation of this method for years, but it's new for me and it was… Continue reading Stealing The Caruso Editing Method

Writing

My Neglected Passions and Pursuits

This writing break has been surprisingly hard. I've finally figured out my writing routine, I think. I mean, it seems to be working, since I've written two first drafts this year when last year, I wrote none. There's a lot that times into that--including being in a better place, mentally, this year, as well as… Continue reading My Neglected Passions and Pursuits

Writing

Two Sides to Every Coin

This is what you get for wanting to write a blog post but then waiting a week and a half to write it: you lose the source of your inspiration and thus can't quote it when you need to. You see, I was reading...something (an article online, perhaps? maybe an interview?) where an author was… Continue reading Two Sides to Every Coin

Writing

First Draft Completed: Blood Price Edition

Something really neat happened last week. After almost eight weeks of writing five times a week (some days, 200 words, other days, 4,000), 151 pages and 80,000 words later, the first full draft of Blood Price is complete. I write "full" with extra emphasis because, in case you haven't stumbled upon this tidbit in previous posts, Blood Price was an idea… Continue reading First Draft Completed: Blood Price Edition

Writing

Doubts and Fears In-Between My Ears

I'm dealing with impostor syndrome really heavy this week, friends (I think). I don't like it. I'm not really sure where it's coming from. Last week, I had such a stellar writing week and I've finally reached the point I wanted to write about the most in this story. This is the climax, this is… Continue reading Doubts and Fears In-Between My Ears