I'm back! Hello strangers, remember me? I'm the person that's supposed to keep this blog updated, even though I haven't posted in MONTHS. I apologize for my LONG absence, but to be fair you can still find me pretty regularly over at Writer's Block Party! And I have been much better at keeping up my … Continue reading My Fallow Periods
Sometimes, when you're writing you lose sight of things. And sometimes, it's easy to forget what you're writing for. I know that I write for myself, for my story, for my heart. But, I'd be lying if I didn't say I write so others can read my stories and find something to love too. This is … Continue reading Finding Hope & Inspiration through Community
Usually at this time of the year, I'd do a year-end blog post about my favorite things that I've read and watched and listened to. I might still do one of those, but I can't ignore that this year wasn't business as usual for me. As 2016 draws to a close, it feels like you … Continue reading If you stand for nothing, what’ll you fall for?
This week is the start of #OwnYourOwn started by the lovely Kaye (@GildedSpine). YA Interrobang wrote a wonderful intro article about it HERE. I'll just blurb part of it to explain the gist of it: We are going to #OwnYourOwn, with advice, with encouragement, with anecdotes so that you can know just how long we’ve … Continue reading #OwnYourOwn: How I found my #OwnVoice
When I wrote about getting my agent and writing my current MS, I spoke a lot about hope. Almost immediately after, I came across a wonderful post by Kristin Nelson, "What's Your Magic Number," about how many books most published authors write before they're agented or published. The reason these two things synced up in my mind … Continue reading The "Right" Kind of Hope
I present to you my story of how I got my agent (Warning: This post is LONG and full of GIFs): I started my professional writing journey when I had a weird dream (yea, I know, one of those people). I told my cousin about it because she's a writer and I said, "Do you … Continue reading How I got my agent: A tale of writing, woe, and wishing