Every time I think I’m done writing terrifying posts I prove myself wrong. I’m going to be incredibly open right now. Like, way more than I’ve been in the past. I’m putting myself completely out there now, and I’m going to be genuine in stating I’m terrified to post this. Problematic books and the issues that surrounded them are huge, and I know that as a half-white, cis American woman there are a lot of things I don’t know. A lot of things I can’t know. I’m terrified of saying the wrong thing, of hurting people or making the situation worse. But as an aspiringRead More →

What do we want? DIVERSITY! When do we want it? NOW! I know, isn’t my rally chant super original? But hey, it gets the message across, and that’s all you can ask from me at this point. Honestly, you’re lucky I’m still able to string four words together semi-coherently anymore. I feel like I need to rant. And like I need to make a list. And like I need to talk about diversity. So, in my infinite wisdom, I decided to do all 3! Aren’t I clever? Today’s post is ALL about diversity…but not just general, ‘oh hey, that diversity stuff is cool’, but reallyRead More →

Super quick update today people!! As of March 19th, 2018, my manuscript for Fairytale has been sent off to BETA READERS!!! AAAAAAAAH!!! BE AMAZED!! To say this is exciting is quite possibly the understatement of the century and I don’t need that kind of shade thrown at me so Back. Up. Since the beginning of 2018, the edits for Fairytale have essentially consumed my life. I haven’t worked on much actual writing for any of my other novels, focusing all my efforts on the second, third and fourth draft of my debut novel. As someone who has only ever done light edits before (basically forRead More →

Another difficult post, and this time…it’s personal. I’ve had a lot of false starts on my writing. Like many, it’s something I’ve been passionate about for a very long time, but I never really knew how to turn it into something outside more than just a hobby. I’d try for a few months, get frustrated, and then give up. Rinse and repeat. At the beginning of 2017 I reached a point in my life where decided I had enough. No more wasting my time or waiting around for that bolt of lightning to strike. I had dreams, and it was MY responsibility to make themRead More →

Are we ready to get controversial again? Yeah we are! Because what’s a book blog without delving into a fiery pit of panic and chaos every once in a while? Nothing, I tell you! NOTHING. We’re talking about indie books today, people. More commonly known as self-published books. Or even MORE commonly known as .99 bargain basement books only a mother could love. Oof. There’s a lot to unpack here. Ready? There’s this common idea that indie publishers sent in their sloppy first draft to an agent, got rejected, and in a fit of spite decided to upload it to Amazon with a home-made cover.Read More →

2018 has just begun and I already want to slow it down. Which is ironic considering I’m one of the slowest writers I know (not that I’m swimming among a plethora of writers, but just go with me here). But here’s the thing, just because I only manage an average of 800-1,200k words a day, it doesn’t mean it can’t take a toll on me. Sure, there are some writers out there who look at that number, scoff and go back to their flaming type-writers, but I’m not one of them. And that’s okay. Yeah, I still get down because I don’t write nearly asRead More →

Let’s start the year off with a terrifying bang, shall we? After all, being a blogger is scary. And the more I write, the more I start to realize this. If only that made me any braver. But there are some things worth talking about, even if all you want to do is hide a hole with all your fluffy friends. There are a lot of sensitive discussions out there in terms of fiction and the books we obsessive over, but I never thought I’d really have too much trouble with them. After all, I’m a bit of a goody-two-shoes and don’t really like gettingRead More →

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 →

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 →

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 →