Hello hello! I mentioned in my previous post that I’ve started working on a brand new story. My third novel, in fact. I’ve been asked this question a bunch: how do you start a novel? I expect every writer has their own specific way of starting, but for me, it always begins the same: I… Continue reading Starting a New Novel
Hello hello! In my last post, I discussed what it's like entering and surviving the query phase with my current novel. The process has me feeling a bit nostalgic for my early writing days, and before I start drafting my third book, I wanted to share my biggest learnings from my very first book. It… Continue reading My Biggest Learnings From Book One
My characters! Art by the amazing morgana0anagrom (IG) Hello hello! Since my last post, I am so excited to announce that I’m officially querying my YA light fantasy adventure novel! Crossing all my fingers for good news, and sending positive vibes to anyone else on a similar road. Querying, or pitching a novel to literary… Continue reading Handling the Querying Trenches
From my wedding day! Still dreaming of this. Hi everyone! It’s been a bit since I’ve had a chance to catch up here; between getting married, embarking on my honeymoon to Jamaica (my kingdom to have a Jamaican Smile blended drink again), and racing back into work just before the holidays, it’s been a whirlwind… Continue reading 2020 Goals
My MCs! Commissioned by morgana0anagrom on Instagram Hi everyone! The title says it all: I've officially submitted to Pitch Wars 2019!! I'm still dazed. After so many nights of revising and countless hours of work, I'm so proud to have put my manuscript out there. Now we wait! And refresh our emails too much. I've… Continue reading Pitch Wars is IN
My writing nook! It's August 27, which immediately brings to mind two things. One, it's exactly two months until my wedding! And two, it's exactly one month until Pitch Wars submissions are due. Which is....exciting! And nerve-wracking. When I first decided I'd apply to Pitch Wars, I figured the due date would be the end… Continue reading The Final Dive to Pitch Wars
Hello hello! If you're also applying to Pitch Wars (a writer mentoring program) this September, you probably know it's about 60 days away. I'm not obsessing over this at all; nope, not me! (Yes me, absolutely me, HOW ARE THERE ONLY 60 DAYS LEFT?!?) I'll be honest; it's hard not to get overwhelmed by that… Continue reading The Journey to Pitch Wars
Hi everyone! Hope you're all enjoying this awfully hot summer. I'm still amazed at how quickly time is passing, but I'm happy to say that everything is progressing at a good pace (writing-wise, wedding-wise, etc). Earlier this spring, I invited my very first round of beta readers to read my YA adventure WIP, Flare! For… Continue reading When’s the right time to bring in beta readers?