It’s My Birthday and Other Things You Didn’t Ask to Know

First things first: TOMORROW IS MY BIRTHDAY. And three days from now on the 22nd is Bilbo and Frodo's. It is a very momentous week. I don't think I've ever done a birthday post but here we are. Since I was born on the 19th, I thought I would do 19 miscellaneous facts about me. … Continue reading It’s My Birthday and Other Things You Didn’t Ask to Know

Little Woman, Writing What You Know, and Crying

  In light of the Little Women movie coming out in December, this whole thing was brought to my attention. Disclosure: I have never actually read Little Women. So if you see anything here and are like, "well that's not what happened in the book" I'm not sorry. Not my fault that I don't know … Continue reading Little Woman, Writing What You Know, and Crying

Round 500 of Edits and Things I’ve Learned

I honestly I have no idea how many drafts of Silver I have gone through. It's not something I have ever kept track of, but I've been working on it for three years so there's that. But I came here to say I have started yet another draft. BUM BUM BUM. After I came back … Continue reading Round 500 of Edits and Things I’ve Learned

Second Draft Done and Shut in the Drawer. and now…?

I think this might be the draft (2nd draft) I'm most proud of. My draft of Oh, Wonder Why the Sun Fell is finished (also titled The Time I Accidentally Wrote a Steampunk Fantasy). (I wrote a little about my 1st draft of this here.) Not because I think it's the best I've written (the last … Continue reading Second Draft Done and Shut in the Drawer. and now…?

Why Linguini is One of My Favorite Underdog Characters (from Ratatouille)

Ratatouille will forever be one my favorite movies. It just never gets old. One of the things that the movie does so well (despite making the food look delicious) is the character of Linguini (his first name is Alfredo btw. Like what the heck I think his mom liked pasta too much). He starts the … Continue reading Why Linguini is One of My Favorite Underdog Characters (from Ratatouille)

Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Writing Advice?

Recently I felt the need to go through my pinterest boards and clear out and delete pins that I wouldn't use or didn't need. I know this sounds tedious and you're probably wondering why the heck would I waste my time and perform such a dull and unnecessary task. But it's CLUTTER. I don't NEED … Continue reading Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Writing Advice?

the Man With One Hand and the Great Blackout Disaster

Way back in ye olden days when I still ran around in cloaks and wooden swords (why on earth did I stop?) I used to blog about life. About exciting incidents or funny moments. Well, one's coming to ya'll. My mother and I went up to visit her sister (thus my aunt. That's how that … Continue reading the Man With One Hand and the Great Blackout Disaster

Fight Write by Carla Hoch: a Review

Do you plan on writing fight scenes? *raises hand* Do you plan on writing a LOT of fight scenes? *raises both* So if you raised your hand (or other such limbs) in answer to either of those questions then read. this. book. This book covers pretty much everything about writing fight scenes, and I think … Continue reading Fight Write by Carla Hoch: a Review

When You Take a Road Trip and Meet with Your Editor

So. The big day came last week. I met with my editor for Silver. The first time anyone has read it (also any time anyone has read a novel I've written). BUM BUM BUM. Of course it went a lot better than my nerves was telling me it would go, and we met at a very … Continue reading When You Take a Road Trip and Meet with Your Editor