New Year’s Book Tag

I did this book tag last year, and I thought I'd do it again since it was fun. Hope you enjoy it! How many books are you planning to read in 2023? Thirty-five! I already have two down. I usually read between thirty-seven to forty books a year, not including books I edit and beta … Continue reading New Year’s Book Tag

Book review – Challenger Deep (Spoiler Free)

"Dead kids are put on pedestals, but mentally ill kids get hidden under the rug." Title: Challenger Deep Author: Neal Shusterman Genre: YA Contemporary Pages: 320 pages Publication date: April 21, 2015 Neal has been one of my all-time favorite authors for years now—about a decade—but I've been behind on reading some of his work. … Continue reading Book review – Challenger Deep (Spoiler Free)

NaNoWriMo update ——— #3

Time for a NaNoWriMo update! The last one too! November has just flown by. Everything is still going well for NaNoWriMo. I've written a lot for my rewritten chapters and for the trilogy. I have found that I like writing the trilogy together since I can sneak in parallels and connect it well. That way, … Continue reading NaNoWriMo update ——— #3

NaNoWriMo update ——— #2

Time for a NaNoWriMo update! For the most part, everything has been about the same. I've gotten a lot of words out by switching it up. If I don't feel inspiration for one project, I flip over to the next. I guess there is a perk to working on multiple projects at once. I still … Continue reading NaNoWriMo update ——— #2

NaNoWriMo update ——— #1

Time for a NaNoWriMo update! I've had a good start so far! I'm already almost 40% through my goal for the month. The theme for this NaNoWriMo is what a fellow writer suggested to me: chaos. I will write some words, and they will be everywhere. I've been writing a new trilogy. I mentioned it … Continue reading NaNoWriMo update ——— #1

A friendly NaNoWriMo reminder

It’s already so close to November! It seems as if time has sprinted by this year. And NaNoWriMo—National Novel Writing Month—has skidded around the corner, getting ready. (If you don't know what that is, here's a link to an explanation. It’s probably the writing community’s most productive time of the year.) This is your reminder … Continue reading A friendly NaNoWriMo reminder

A writer’s journey (part ten) – getting an editor’s feedback

It has been a while since I've done a writer's journey. Last time, I spoke about getting accepted in a journal and building my credentials. I’ve continued to do so over the past year. I made a goal last January to submit pieces on Submittable two times a month. Now, I've gotten two more accepted … Continue reading A writer’s journey (part ten) – getting an editor’s feedback

NaNoWriMo update —— #3

Time for another NaNoWriMo update! My story—Free—is going a lot better than it did a week ago. The first few days were rough since I didn’t know what to write. But a couple of days ago, I had a breakthrough with the plot. It seemed a little out of nowhere, but it helped build a … Continue reading NaNoWriMo update —— #3

What I hope for out of NaNoWriMo

In eighth grade, my creative writing teacher introduced me to NaNoWriMo. I was thirteen at the time. NaNo was a way to express myself and to let some of the stories out of my head.  Did I do well? Nope! If I remember right, I didn’t even make it halfway. I didn’t do NaNo the … Continue reading What I hope for out of NaNoWriMo

Your friendly NaNoWriMo reminder

NaNoWriMo—National Novel Writing Month—is about a month away. If you don't know what that is, here's a link to an explanation. It’s probably the writing community’s most productive time of the year. I usually get vague parts of a story together beforehand, but I want to plan my novel out some more this time. Here … Continue reading Your friendly NaNoWriMo reminder