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
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” (!!)
I started writing the first draft* of a fantasy standalone novel called BLOOD PRICE last week. I'm pretty excited about it's progress, considering I have 20,000 solid words down that, once upon a time, I thought were complete rubbish, and still over two months to get the rest of the words written, so I'm pretty… Continue reading A Pointless Fear
In November, I wrote a blog post sending out a call for beta readers for two of my novels: THE RESISTANCE, an adult science fiction that's light on the sci and heavy on the gravestones; and ARTEMIS SMITH AND THE VIRTUOUS MARRIAGE QUEST, my favorite story that I've ever written about a staring artist who… Continue reading My Quirks Using Beta Reader Feedback
Last year, I wrote a post in February where I talked about my writing goals for the upcoming year. If you fancy a trip down memory lane, hit up here. Before I write any more of this post, I'm going to go read that one and see how I stacked up. *reads the post with a… Continue reading I’m Not Serious About This, Am I?
Writing has been hard, lately. Admitting that and looking introspectively at the reasons why has been even harder. There is no doubt that I'm a writer. I still don't doubt that writing is something innate within me, like a predator's instinct or a person's ability to breathe without thinking about it. But in the past… Continue reading The Point of Trying
So I'm nearing the end of the current book I'm working on. I have two major scenes left to write, plus three new chapters I want to go back and incorporate before I let the novel breathe, hopefully returning to edit it around August/September. I went on a writing binge today and was super excited… Continue reading Second Chances: Querying Edition