On this day last year, I launched Dragon Editing Services. And now, a short year later, my business is still going strong. I got my first client within a month. Soon, I was booked months in advance, and I still am. My year has been full of books, conferences, webinars, and more! I also have … Continue reading My editing business’ one year anniversary!
Writers—myself included—seem to stare at a clock, wondering if we're writing fast enough, if we're hitting our goals on time, etc. But we often forget that life isn't a race, and neither is writing. You are amazing whether you write five words or over a thousand words today. It doesn't matter how fast you get … Continue reading A reminder for writers: time edition
One of my poems got published with Sheila-Na-Gig, and it's up! I am one of eight poets chosen for the Under Age 30 section. You can check it out here. I had the first stanza stuck in my head while wandering around a Target back in 2020. I'm not sure where the words came from. … Continue reading A poem of mine got published!
Today's the last push for NaNoWriMo! If you've already made it, congrats! Hitting 50,000 words is a huge deal. I hope you celebrate that accomplishment. If you're close, I believe in you! You can push those words out and reach the mark today. Even if something comes up, you'll find the time to push all … Continue reading Last push!
Time for a NaNoWriMo update! This year, I’m rewriting one of my high school novels, my second novel called Free. I haven't touched the Word file in almost ten years, and I barely remember the story. I didn't go back through and read it before NaNoWriMo. Instead, I’m writing it from scratch, creating new scenes … Continue reading NaNoWriMo update —— #1
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
The past catches up to me,hands me an old file,and walks away without saying a word. It takes a while for me to open the file,not wanting memories to take overand leave me unproductive for the night. But when I do, I fall to my knees.Pain, joy, terror, love, disappointment, and reliefall swarm me, taking … Continue reading The past
I thought today that I'd share some of my favorite writing quotes. Enjoy! A writer, I think, is someone who pays attention to the world.-Susan Sontag If you find yourself asking yourself (and your friends): "Am I really a writer? Am I really an artist?" Chances are you are. The counterfeit innovator is wildly self-confident. … Continue reading 7 of my favorite writing quotes
Editors are essential. It's also important to communicate some information with them when reaching out to get their services. Here are six things to keep in mind: Word count, not page count Knowing how many pages there are isn't as helpful as one might think. There is the general standard that every page is about … Continue reading 6 things editors need to know from writers before editing
I attended a Reedsy Live where Jonathan Oliver gave some wonderful tips for fantasy and sci-fi writers that I'd like to share. Some of these tips are for all genres though. What's a word count for fantasy and sci-fi? For adult fantasy, he mentioned the range to be about 130,000 to 250,000 words. Sci-fi landed … Continue reading Fantasy and sci-fi tips from an award-winning editor