Last Steps to the WriteMentor Showcase and Query Tips

Hello, friends! It’s been such a busy summer. I’ll admit, July was rough for me. I had some unexpected health problems, and my mental health took a hit alongside it. But after taking some time to focus on my mental health, I’m doing so much better, and life in general has been great. I hope… Continue reading Last Steps to the WriteMentor Showcase and Query Tips

What it’s Like Being in a Writing Mentorship Program

Hello! My last post was all about the benefits of applying to writing mentorships, and I’m thrilled to say that since sharing that post, I was selected to be part of WriteMentor! Third time’s a charm -- or more like seventh time’s a charm, but who’s counting? (Me, I counted. It was 7 total over… Continue reading What it’s Like Being in a Writing Mentorship Program

Handling the Querying Trenches

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

The Final Dive to Pitch Wars

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

When’s the right time to bring in beta readers?

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?