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Nanowrimo Prep?

Are any of you prepping for #NaNoWriMO ? Unlike the past two years, this year I'm planning ahead. I haven't fully reached the plotter status yet, but I'm feeling the pantser in me slowly growing less powerful. It has been a little over a week since I've been waking up earlier than usual and using… Continue reading Nanowrimo Prep?

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Midnight Thoughts

10/05/2020 : 12:06 am I see fear coming. I understand its dance. I’ve even danced along with it. Because it’s easier to join in than to stand over it, easier to give in to its rhythm than to crush it. Even swaying along with it takes less courage than confronting it. Less energy is needed… Continue reading Midnight Thoughts

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I Missed Writing

I have completely neglected this blog, and I've felt so guilty about it. Last year I started blogging as a way to cope with writing my first novel, to keep track of my progress, and to share my experience with other writers who were also on their writing journey. This year has been so overwhelming,… Continue reading I Missed Writing

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Writing the Right Words

Today we're talking about commonly misused words, specifically homophones! If you don't know what those are, keep reading! As a writing consultant and editor, I revise and provide feedback on my clients' professional documents and academic assignments (among other writing projects). For the past several months, I have seen an increase in the misuse of… Continue reading Writing the Right Words

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Writing in the Time of COVID-19

How many of you have been writing more during this quarantine? To be honest, I haven't been writing as much as I've wanted to. I did at the beginning, but a few weeks ago I sort of lost the motivation to write. Also, due to an increase in online learning, I’ve been pretty busy with… Continue reading Writing in the Time of COVID-19

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Book Review

Synopsis: The dancers of the Order direct their floating world of Meriel with their movements, but are they steering it toward destruction? Calara spent her life learning dance patterns and seeking to become the perfect servant to her people. When she discovers the work of the Order is built on lies, she flees with a… Continue reading Book Review

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2020 Writing Update

Hello, my friends! I know it’s been a while, but if I’m being honest, blogging about my writing journey has been challenging these past few months. Those of you who've been following along for the past year know that I’ve been in the query trenches since December. Unfortunately, every single response has been a rejection.… Continue reading 2020 Writing Update

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Book Review: The Hollows

I’ve been into historical mysteries as of late, and I’m excited to say I thoroughly enjoyed The Hollows. By now you’ll know I’m all about the historical aspects of books, especially when they tackle hidden or little known histories, and Jess Montgomery doesn’t disappoint in her research. She delves into the lives of the WKKK… Continue reading Book Review: The Hollows

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New Year, New Projects

Happy 2020, friends! I’m so excited about everything 2020 has in store and can’t wait to share all of the exciting projects I’ve been working on with you all! First of, I’ve been busy planning my year, which is part of the reason why I've been so absent. But I am back. And one of… Continue reading New Year, New Projects

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Pitch Contests

For the first time EVER I'll be participating in a Twitter pitch contest. I'm both nervous and excited. For those who don't know, a Twitter pitch contest is basically an opportunity for unagented writers to potentially find a literary agent or an editor who will be interested in their finished (and polished) unpublished manuscript. The… Continue reading Pitch Contests