Should You Write in Other Genres?

Note: I am not talking about publishing in other genres. That's something different that a lot of hoo-hahs get to talk about because I'm not quite there yet. The first story I ever wrote was a horse story (what else does a six year old who collects breyer horses write about may I ask?) May … Continue reading Should You Write in Other Genres?

What to Buy that Writer in Your Life for Christmas

It's near the end of November, which means it's almost December, which means it's almost Advent and Christmas is not far off I'm REALLY NOT trying to stress you out here. If you're like me, you have started to think about Christmas presents (well, I've started thinking about them back in August so whatever). Like … Continue reading What to Buy that Writer in Your Life for Christmas

Novel Excerpt: Silver

Here we go *takes deep breath* This is an excerpt from my urban fantasy novel Silver. (click here for aesthetic pinterest board). Enjoy! (Please note I retain all rights to this. Don't be a jerk and steal it). Chapter Two   “I’m sorry Jen, but work just called in. They uh…there’s an emergency-I mean a … Continue reading Novel Excerpt: Silver

Editing Pains

So I started editing the brick/beast/giantstackofpapersthatismynovelandortrilogyIDK. The Green Crow, I mean, ahem. I kinda feel like I actually have no idea what I'm doing and I'm just wondering where that handbook for "an easy way  to edit your novel" is...Library maybe? JK  I don't think it exists. Anyway. The editing has begun and there is … Continue reading Editing Pains

Things I Didn’t Know About Writing Fantasy

I write mostly fantasy. *notices piles of sci-fi manuscripts* *notices piles of old horse stories from my younger days.*(let's try this again). I write fantasy, among other things. There's a lot to learn about the genre, world building and all that glam. My beginnings with writing it were a bit...rough? Cliche? To continue last week's … Continue reading Things I Didn’t Know About Writing Fantasy

Things I Didn’t Know When I Started Writing

I have been a writing since....*grabs calculator* basically since forever, but I didn't get "serious" till I was about eight. By "serious" I mean I wanted to be a writer, and I wrote nearly every day. And like most writers that age....I winged it. For the next like, 7 years. *Disclaimer: I wasn't on on … Continue reading Things I Didn’t Know When I Started Writing

#WIPjoy: April Roundup.

(Woke up and realized it's Wednesday and I have no idea for a blog post) Hey! It's May, which means #WIPjoy (hosted by the wonderful Bethany A. Jennings) is over. Because I didn't think of a blog post for this week (it's Tech week. All theater and dance people raise their hands), here's a roundup … Continue reading #WIPjoy: April Roundup.

Writer Quirks

Have you ever noticed that writers do/have well, weird things? Habits? "Quirks" that's the word I'm looking for. Yeah. We writers have quirks. Some are specific to us as individuals (like how I listen to all Hans Zimmer music basically on loop. All the time.) others are shared quirks. Shared quirks. These are fun to … Continue reading Writer Quirks

Writing is…Hard

I've been writing for what, eleven years now? (Not counting the days I couldn't write and just told stories to myself.) Five years since I started taking writing seriously (meaning: setting aside a part of the day and setting a word count). But like, not till now do I realize something. I knew it in … Continue reading Writing is…Hard

5 Things I Learned from Working with an Editor

( I am switching my blogs posts to Wednesdays. Tuesdays aren't working. Too much dancing.) This winter I got myself an editor, long due for my Gothic sci-fi short story "When the Crows Murdered the Moor" (originally called "the Moor"...boring name.) My editor and I have only met twice so far, and right now I … Continue reading 5 Things I Learned from Working with an Editor