Revision seems so simple when you first think about it. Take that awkward sounding sentence and make it not sound awkward. The three times my MC has rolled their eyes in that one scene? Make it one. Need to add some tension? Kill someone. But revision isn't as easy as you first think it is.… Continue reading Revision Woes, or why the Hell is Revision so Difficult?
I was an avid reader growing up. So much so, I still call myself a fan of books, despite the fact I haven't read one in almost a year- but that's another story. If there was one thing I remember most about reading - especially YA- is the romance. It's sort of a staple… Continue reading Why I don’t write romance
Good morning all! I am happy to announce that me and my husband are expecting our fourth child in November. It's exciting and stressful- much like writing to be honest, and I'm looking forward to the day we welcome the newest addition to our family. I found out I was pregnant in March,… Continue reading Sarah speaks
Hey guys! In preparation for draft four revisions, I went back over all my previous drafts for fun, just to see how far I've come over the past three years. I've discovered that my novel 'Nephilim,' has changed a lot more than I thought it did, especially in terms of length. I got excited and… Continue reading My writing journey
Pinterest is one of my favourite ways of preparing to write, provided I don't fall down the rabbit hole and never come out. I'm a visual writer. It helps having pictures and quotes available for me to look through when I've got a bit of writer's block, or need help describing something. I like seeing… Continue reading Because Pinterest IS writing.
I went into this beta reader experience full of fear at having other people read my writing. That fear is still there, but I'm slowly learning to accept the comments I'm getting. I'm lucky in that so far, I haven't had any particulary scathing comments. Most of them are picky but focused. And I find… Continue reading Sarah Speaks
In 2015 I finally finished the first draft of my novel, Nephilim. I didn't touch it again for a year. In late 2016 I made a start building my writerly platform, finally showing myself on social media. I still hadn't touched my novel. So in many ways, 2017 for me was the very beginning. It… Continue reading 2018 and the writing goals I say I’m going to achieve