Falling Back In Love

In today’s fast-paced environment, relaxation or recreational activities with no purpose other than enjoyment can be seen as frivolous or a waste of time. Everything has to be a hustle. Enjoy crafts? Create an etsy page. Enjoy writing? Try to become a bestselling author. There’s no room for simple creation without trying to account forContinue reading “Falling Back In Love”

Goodbye February – Hello National Reading Month!

Of the numerous books read to me as a child, the above is easily favored above the rest. I have a pair of my mother’s earrings that depict a scene, I have plans to get a reference to the story tattooed on my person, and I very much plan to read it to my childrenContinue reading “Goodbye February – Hello National Reading Month!”

Thanks 2020, You Can Stop Now

So this year is a mixed bag for me as far as things to be thankful for. Given the last 11ish months, sometimes it’s hard to remember that a lot of really amazing things have happened to me this year. My debut novel was published, I transitioned to working from home with only one panicContinue reading “Thanks 2020, You Can Stop Now”

Adventures in Editing

While the editing process rarely yields anything resembling joy, I was granted a brief respite from my suffering when Grammarly decided to fat shame a faerie.  It was all downhill from there though. This isn’t an edit of Sword and Shield.  That particularly grueling process came to an end and was sent to my agentContinue reading “Adventures in Editing”

That Library scene from Beauty & the Beast and My Own Library

If you’re anything like me, the scene from Beauty and the Beast (where Belle is shown the castle library) was one of the most beautiful moments in your childhood.  The idea of that many books gathered in one place made my heart sing.  It actually went on to be the inspiration of a scene inContinue reading “That Library scene from Beauty & the Beast and My Own Library”

Did I Really Write a Love Triangle?

I’m not one to judge when it comes genre preference.  If you like Twilight, read Twilight.  If you like bad writing, read 50 Shades of Grey.  Ok.  Maybe I judge a little bit.  But I do appreciate books like 50 Shades because, if something like that can become an International Best Seller, then there’s hopeContinue reading “Did I Really Write a Love Triangle?”

I think I can…I think I can…

Some days writing is like a flowing river, some times you have to pump the water from a well. Today I’m using a frigging Divining Rod trying to find my writing talent in the desert that is my brain.  Lowering my daily word count from 1k to 500 has given me a (false) sense ofContinue reading “I think I can…I think I can…”

The orphan trope, and some of my favorite books

Let me say it for the people in the back, a main character does not need to be an orphan.  A lot of the time, main character’s engage in behavior that normal, loving parents would find to be concerning.  They might even go so far as to forbid such activities that a “chosen one” isContinue reading “The orphan trope, and some of my favorite books”

Word Count Worries

I think I was a bit spoiled by my writing of the book Seer.  The story wanted to be told and so, the words just flowed out of me with ease.  I was averaging 2k-3k words per day and finished the book in the span of two months.  Most books aren’t like that.  Most booksContinue reading “Word Count Worries”

Work Life and Wait…that’s a job?

Ever since I realized that my Criminal Justice degree was not going to take me anywhere I wanted to go, I’ve thought about what I would do if I could go back to school.  For years, I had no idea.  Writing is all I ever wanted to do and, due to an aforementioned aversion toContinue reading “Work Life and Wait…that’s a job?”