In the middle of November 2017 I began writing the draft to a new novel. At this moment in time I'm a few hundred words away from 30,000. Last year, at this time, I had already written 50,000 words for a different novel. The difference is that I feel a lot more confident with this … Continue reading Writing Goals for the New Year
When I started this blog, I told myself I would update it once a week with at least one to two posts a week. While my last post was August 4th (because of the retrograde), I was supposed to start posting again in September. Yikes. I should be ashamed, but I can't be. Life got in the … Continue reading Updates and Life
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
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.