I'm nowhere near where I want to be, as far as my writing career goes. I have no publications, no agent, no queries floating out in the trenches. I can't live off my writing alone (or, at all, frankly). Yet I'm also so much farther along than I ever imagined I could be, back when… Continue reading Keep Writing
I've been thinking a lot about tropes and clichés lately. Between editing a previous trilogy with a foundation built on tropes--including everything from the Chosen One to vampires and werewolves to old men who know all yet tell nothing--and planning a new series that uses even more--and this time, purposefully--plus simply observing the dialogue surrounding the… Continue reading Tropes and Clichés
Whoa, I think that's the first all-caps title I've ever had. It's a bit overwhelming, but it captures my emotions pretty well, so I'm keeping it. A few minutes ago, I finally finished a full rough draft of my current work-in-progress, which as been tentatively titled THE RESISTANCE. It's the work-in-progress I've been referring throughout the past few… Continue reading GUYS, I’VE WRITTEN FOUR BOOKS
I started pursuing the updated website, manuscriptwishlist.com, last evening, because I'm cruel to my own mental health and like to look up potential agents and tease myself with dreaming they could possible represent me one day, even though my manuscripts aren't ready for representation yet. Okay, that's only the sadistic half as to why I… Continue reading Invigoration of a Writer’s Soul
Out of all the famous and clichéd phrases, one that I live the most by (or the one I think about most often) is "Patience is a Virtue." My Aunt taught it to me when I was a young, impatient thing while we were at the bookstore and I just wanted the next book in… Continue reading Patience is a…Reward?
When I introduce myself as a writer, responses are always varied. Some are with piqued interest, some with feigned respect, most with slight confusion and snarky jokes related to the "starving artist" role (which my bank account has unfortunately taken to heart). A follow-up question, if asked, is usually, "What do you write?" Of course,… Continue reading Writing: the Why and the How
In trying to write more for this blog, I have planned out different posts and whatnot that I want to write about. For example, I still need to write my Valentine's Day post (oops) and my workout update post (reached the halfway point, yes!), but instead of writing either of the posts that I have planned… Continue reading The Vision of a Hopeless Romantic