The fourth draft of The Harvest is in the hands of my betas. However, I've officially decided to also get professional help. The editor I'm interested in works for the same publishing company which published one of my favorite books, Dreadnought by April Daniels. Aside from catching up on reading, I started to fiercely study the authors I adore in terms of … Continue reading Novel-in-Progress: Duology!
So the responses to The Harvest are slowly rolling in! One beta is super excited and wants to read more. I'll send her the next hundred pages! She said she usually doesn't like fantasy (she's the one that introduced me to Ellen Hopkins), but she's interested in my story. The other beta is my mom … Continue reading Responses!!! Sweet and Beautiful Responses!
I'm well over two months late to this challenge, but as I always like to say, better late than never! Recently, I found out about the #ReadingWithoutWalls challenge from one of my favorite authors, Marissa Meyer. The challenge was brought on by Gene Luen Yang, who worked on AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER! Can you feel my excitement? … Continue reading Reading Without Walls
People often say that money won’t bring you happiness. To a degree they’re absolutely correct. In fact, the fire I have to kick start my writing career and go back to school is because the money I was making and the jobs I had were not bringing me the kind of happiness I wanted. Granted, … Continue reading BookCon, NYCC, and other Missed Opportunties.
I've been twiddling my thumbs for an eternity. I'm certain of it, even though the clock says only five minutes have passed. It's nauseating, the waiting. Not only did I send the first fifty pages of my novel to five of my betas, but I've also been questioning whether or not I should query an editor. I'm not sure … Continue reading Novel-in-Progress: Waiting for Replies.
Last week I handed in my resignation letter to my part-time job. It was the scariest and most refreshing thing I've done this year aside from putting in my application for graduate school. For over a year now I've worked part-time at my town music academy and full-time at my library. That means working five to six … Continue reading Leaving My Part-time Job: The Excitement, the Relief, the Concerns of Only One Source of Income
A few of my personal favorites! For Writers Bird by Bird by Anne Lammot On Writing by Stephen King Writers Market Young Adult Dreadnought by April Daniels The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi … Continue reading Book Recommendations