Random Musings, Writing

All Praise The Beta Reader

...for without them, my books would be nothing and any reviews after their publication would just point to all errors these wonderful darlings spent so much time helping me realize needed to be addressed. Hi, hello, how are you? So, I've been slowly working through the glorious amounts of feedback from my roughly ten beta… Continue reading All Praise The Beta Reader

Random Musings

Pressure, Time and Focus: Messing Up in Trifecta

Hello, dear readers! Apparently I'm on a kick, because I want to write more about pressure today. I wrote about it in terms of some financial aspects of writing last week, but over the weekend, I realized that over the course of last year, I unconsciously placed a lot of pressure upon myself that was… Continue reading Pressure, Time and Focus: Messing Up in Trifecta

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

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Thankful For You, Bookish Family

Welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday! Once hosted by The Broke and The Bookish, it is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. It's a weekly book feature where a topical list-prompt is posted and readers respond with their top ten for that prompt. Yours truly tends to go over ten, but hey, what can a… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Thankful For You, Bookish Family

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

Random Musings

Off Again, On Again

Hello, lovelies! Gosh, it has been a hot minute since I've written a post here on this blog. Or at least, it feels like it has. I don't think it's been as long in reality as my head believes it has been, but I've definitely missed writing personal posts on here. I've been amping it… Continue reading Off Again, On Again

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