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…?
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)
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?
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
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
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
I am going on a VERY brief hiatus, meaning this week. This week all the blog you are going to get is this. I'm leaving for a trip tomorrow and have to do stuff, I'm meeting with my editor on said trip and am therefore panicking, am trying to get my WIP drafted by August, … Continue reading My apologies to you all: a brief hiatus
So usually I schedule all my blogs at the beginning of each month, so I have time to sit down and think of fun topics and stuff. I have not done that this month. I have paid the consequences. Here I am, writing the day before. And this is the first thing I could think … Continue reading Brain dumping (is that what it’s called?) but – what if that’s how you wrote a novel
So it's FINALLY SUMMER. Meaning it's finally over 80 degrees and HOT. Summer means getting in your car after shopping for twenty minutes and not being able to breath because it feels like you entered a dragon's belly, and your hands burn and sizzle on the steering wheel. So where I live it is now … Continue reading June Wrap Up and Hello July
For those that live with me, there is one thing that is undeniably true: one day I will break my speakers by blasting Hans Zimmer too loudly. Why? Because it's the perfect backdrop to writing (and life too). When did my obsessions begin?? Um....not sure but it's been long enough I can't remember when. So. … Continue reading My Top 12 Hans Zimmer Soundtracks for Writers