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

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

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 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

Random Musings

I Need To Up My Game

So, today is International Women's Day. My feed on Twitter was filled with people shouting out to some of their favorite female authors and some of their favorite series written by women. I had some come to mind, too, specifically from science fiction and fantasy, genres that I love so much. Sharon Shinn. Tamora Pierce.… Continue reading I Need To Up My Game

Random Musings

#PimpMyBio: Pitch Wars 2017

Welcome, friends. I'm new to both the Pitch Wars community and to this awesome #PimpMyBio blog hop, but I'm really excited to be a part of both. If you want to learn more about Pitch Wars, read this. If you want to meet some other fantastic writers participating in the blog hop, click here. If you want to… Continue reading #PimpMyBio: Pitch Wars 2017

Writing Posts

Defeating the Brain

So, writing and your brain. Your brain is, arguably, the biggest asset to assist telling and crafting your stories. It also, not surprisingly, is your biggest enemy. One that I've been battling--and losing to--for the past six, seven months. There are three main areas, I think, where my brain has created mindsets and thoughts detrimental… Continue reading Defeating the Brain