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

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On Writing Fairy-Tales and Mythology—Things to Consider

So this post comes on the heels of me finishing a self-revision and sending it off to a critique partner…which also means that I get to not think about it for a little bit. I’m super excited for this novel, though, and I can’t wait to dive into revisions again. In the meantime, I’ve been … Continue reading On Writing Fairy-Tales and Mythology—Things to Consider

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)