It’s about to get real up in here. Are you ready for it? NaNoWriMo just ended (cue the collective screams of exhaustion) and I’m not quite sure how to handle that. I mean, yes, I AM VERY HAPPY IT’S DONE. Because wow, even I was ready to stab myself in the thigh with a spork if I muttered the phrase NaNoWriMo one more time (which I just did twice in the span of three sentences. Omgggggg). But I also have a lot of mixed feelings too. Relief. Sadness. Doubt. Pride. Wait…pride? What? Okay, brace yourself for this, but my writing is actually pretty bad. Like,Read More →

I’m now on Bloglovin’! I know, welcome to 2017, right? Up until now I’ve been keeping track of my favorite blogs via my ancient Blogger account and getting mad when I accidentally comment using my old Google account. I know. I’m old, remember? But that’s okay, at least I still have my looks. So I finally decided to get hip and sign up for a Bloglovin’ account! It’s so easy to use and bright and clean and pretty, I don’t know why I didn’t do it sooner! What was I so afraid of? Oh yeah. Technology. Anyway. Follow my blog with Bloglovin Yes! Add meRead More →

NOVEMBER IS OVER PEOPLE! I don’t think I have ever been quite so happy to have aged another 30 days. Wow. WOW. This month was something else. And by something else, I mean it was probably the best NaNoWriMo I’ve ever had. And if you still don’t know what NaNoWriMo is, then where have you even been? But really, I’m exhausted. I don’t want to get too into it since I’m sure there’ll be a million memes and beautiful questions to answer about how NaNo went (because obviously, you’re dying to know about my novel), so I’m actually going to keep this month’s Book Draft Challenge check-in brief. Don’tRead More →

I think NaNoWriMo is trying to kill me. It’s the final week of November. I’m not sure how much more of this I can handle. I know, I love NaNoWriMo and it’s amazing and blah blah blah. Ugh. Can November be over already? Okay, it’s not so bad. I can do this. Truth is, you’d think after 10 years (am I getting older every time I post?) of participating in NaNo I would learn to expect the exhaustion at this point. Maybe it’s because it’s been over 5 years since I’ve actually come this far in my word-count, or maybe it’s just because I haveRead More →

Have I mentioned that writing synopsis’ is hard? Because it is. Like, really, really hard. For some reason trying to condense 60k+ words down to a couple of a paragraphs is ridiculously difficult. Who knew? Oh, and it not only has to be short, but also interesting, snappy, and not give too much information away. Yeah. I know. My life is so difficult. Ahem. I know I could just be patient and wait until I have a super amazing synopsis to share with you, but I won’t lie, I’m just kind of in love with this novel, okay? I’ve been so excited to work onRead More →

It’s time for another Beautiful Books post! You know, that glorious, glorious meme hosted by Cait @ PaperFury & Sky @ Further Up and Further In. Check it out. It’s glorious. Like last month, this month’s meme is all about our current progress on NaNoWriMo, and since that’s one of my favorite subjects around here (and I was planning on checking in at some point anyway), naturally, I had to join in. I won’t even lie, trying to juggle NaNo and blogging at the same time is totally NOT my jam, I really should have been better prepared for this. It’s not like I was talking about NaNo ALLRead More →

NaNoWriMo. That’s all. Yes, it has begun! We’re in full NaNoWriMo season around here. At this point, it’s difficult to open my mouth without something pertaining to NaNoWriMo popping out. Oh, you like to write? Are you doing NaNoWriMo? You’re planning for Thanksgiving? Have you factored in NaNoWriMo time? You love soft, adorable, fluffy bunnies? Guess what? NaNoWriMo is filled with them! (well, of the plotting variety anyway) And it’s not too late to join! It could be November 29th and it still wouldn’t be too late! But maybe you still have doubts. Maybe you’re still hesitant or nervous or have twenty newborn bunnies toRead More →

The end of the year is nigh!! Seriously, what is happening with the world? October is already over, NaNoWriMo is literally lurking right around the corner and then comes the beautiful glittery catastrophe that is December. What? Then it’s over? No more 2017? WHAT IS GOING ON??? Okay, it’s fine. I’m not panicking. Are you panicking. WHOSE PANICKING??? Let’s take a breath. Aside from the fact that October is GONE, that also means I can check in on my Monthly Book Draft Challenge! I had a bit of a major crash last month, but with NaNo coming up I knew I needed to pull myselfRead More →

I’ve begun working on a new novel. With the completion of Fairytale and Gingerbread, I felt it important not to let myself lag (you know, even more than I already am). I’m still not making much progress on my Little Mermaid retelling, so I thought I needed to start something fresh. With NaNoWriMo right around the corner (btw, have you heard of it?) I thought I might just wait until November to start, but…nah. My brain had other plans in mind. Instead, I started working on a new novel that’s been on the docket for quite a few months, a retelling of the classic tale,Read More →

I love NaNoWriMo. Let’s just be clear here, in case I haven’t laid it on thick enough. I think NaNoWriMo is a fantastic event for writers of all ages, abilities and goals. When I first discovered it I fell head over heels, and even though I’ve only won twice in the last decade, I continue to sing its praises and encourage any fellow authors I know to participate. Which is why it always boggles my mind when they don’t want to! I know that trying new things can be totally frightening to people, trust me, I absolutely relate! But don’t be frightened little bunnies, becauseRead More →