You ever feel alone in a crowded room? I have. I'm feeling it right now. It's an almost constant feeling I have within the writing community. That's not to say the writing community isn't a fantastic place to be, it is. (Well, most of the time.) But it's a very difficult road to navigate and… Continue reading
In 2015 I finished writing my second novel Nephilim. I was convinced that this was going to be the novel that got me published. Like all writers fresh off that 'the end,' high. Four years and five drafts later, Nephilim is entering it's third minor, and second major rewrite. The cons of a NaNoWriMo novel,… Continue reading On starting again
All writers know the drill. We get so caught up with word counts and deadlines and revisions or the awesome scene we have to finish writing, we can forget about the important things. Like looking after ourselves. Last year, I went through a massive break up with writing. Yes, part of it was because I… Continue reading On Writing and Burnout
I've been on an unannounced hiatus since October, mostly due to late pregnancy symptoms and an unwillingness to do any work. But it's 2019, I'm back, and I'm ready to work! It has come to my attention, (not that I didn't already know this,) that I like to plan. Like, a lot. I plan so… Continue reading Writing goals 2019
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