Best Reads of 2020 + End of Year Wrap-Up

So…. The last time I blogged, it was June. Yep, June. But with the catastrophic mess that this year has been—for a variety of reasons—I figure I’m allowed some breathing space here. Let’s jump into the actual post. See what I’ve been up to at the bottom! This year I’ve read some excellent books, and … Continue reading Best Reads of 2020 + End of Year Wrap-Up

Mid-Year Update (Books, Video Games, & Writing!)

If there's one thing I love about autumn/fall, then it's most definitely the bright foliage! Hello, everyone! It's been awhile, and with everything that's going on in the world right now, I hope you're all staying healthy and safe. I'm writing this at the very end of May--and can you believe we've already made it … Continue reading Mid-Year Update (Books, Video Games, & Writing!)

Happy Equinox! + The Importance of Research in Fantasy Writing

I’ll dive right into my Equinox & research post in a moment, but I’ll start with a general update of what I’ve been reading/watching/listening to. In the coming weeks, I’ll have book recommendation posts for both The Cruel Prince and A Thousand Perfect Notes (both of which I adored. They were SO GOOD, you guys—literally … Continue reading Happy Equinox! + The Importance of Research in Fantasy Writing

Using Procrastination Productively (Yes…You Totally Read that Right)

So, before I dive into this blog post’s topic (seriously…this idea has been rattling around in my head for a while now—but more on that later) a few things! I’m going to Italy in a few months! (And I am so excited.) I mentioned in a recent Instagram post that my current WIP is inspired … Continue reading Using Procrastination Productively (Yes…You Totally Read that Right)

Revision Blues

So today, I wanted to talk about something that EVERY writer experiences during editing. The revision blues. Right now, I’m about a quarter way through this draft of TEOS...and while I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this novel, I’ve chosen to completely bend the shape of this manuscript. It’s hard, but I just know that when I’m … Continue reading Revision Blues

2017 Writing Goals… How did I go? (+ What I Hope to Accomplish in 2018!)

Confession: It’s mid-December, and I haven’t yet written my 2018 (!) writing goals. At the end of last year, I sat down with a cup of coffee & wrote a list of everything I wanted to complete that year. It was a very ambitious list. I didn’t expect to complete even half of the list, … Continue reading 2017 Writing Goals… How did I go? (+ What I Hope to Accomplish in 2018!)

Hades & Persephone: The Queen of Life and Death (& Why I Love Her)

So.... This post was actually intended to be a series of Tweets on my Twitter account…but somehow, I ended up with over 800 words, so I thought it would be better suited for a blog post. This was, in part, inspired by my previous post earlier this year on why I love fairy-tales (and mythology), and … Continue reading Hades & Persephone: The Queen of Life and Death (& Why I Love Her)