Writing Posts

Hey, Querying Writer: This Is For You

Hey, querying writer. I see you. You've spent so long pouring your entire being into this manuscript, into your story, this precious piece of you. You had nights where the words flowed, your keys onslaught, your fingers cramping against the white-knuckle hold of your pencil as you struggle to keep up with the flow of… Continue reading Hey, Querying Writer: This Is For You

Writing Posts

Blood Price is “Done” (!!)

Hello, lovelies! I have finished another draft of BLOOD PRICE, my feminist epic fantasy that I've spent prolly the past two years working on. Of course, it isn't truly done. I've learned enough in my journey as a writer to know that a book is never done until it's on bookshelves or published online for all the… Continue reading Blood Price is “Done” (!!)

Random Musings

Anonymity and Social Media: The Creative’s Bane

Hey there, lovelies. Last weekend, I posted on my social media accounts about how I feel in regards to the new abortions laws my country is attempting to pass; how I consider them abysmal, inhumane, absurd and as a blatant and obvious example of the government's desire and need to control women. The responses I… Continue reading Anonymity and Social Media: The Creative’s Bane

Random Musings

Pressure and Expectations: Making it Financially as an Author

Hello, dear readers! This week, I wanted to write about money, but in a very different sense than what I usually do, i.e., ranting about my lack of it and the difficulty of surviving as an adult in this consistently-increasing-living-expenses-without-an-increase-in-pay society (and that's without getting into the bullshit that's going on in the White House right now).… Continue reading Pressure and Expectations: Making it Financially as an Author

Writing Posts

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

Writing Posts

The Romanticification of Publishing

(Yes, I made up a word for my title. You'll see another version of it, also made it, later in the post. Moving on...) I stumbled across an article today, entitled "Who Will Buy Your Book?" by Tom McAllister. The title intrigued me, so I thought I'd check it out, give it a quick read… Continue reading The Romanticification of Publishing

Writing Posts

You Could Call Me Stubborn (And You’d Be Right)

Last week, I received my first rejection over Artemis Smith and the Virtuous Marriage Quest. I won't lie. That sucked. Granted, it was different from any rejection I'd received before. I'd only queried my first trilogy, The Destiny of the Dragon, before this book, and I probably received around thirty rejections total, before I stopped querying… Continue reading You Could Call Me Stubborn (And You’d Be Right)