Romances are so much less interesting than books about marriage. And that's a cynical way to look at marriage, I know, insinuating that marriage and romance occur separately. But there's a reason classic romances often stop at the wedding. It's because from the moment the two parties say "I do," the story changes completely. Lauren … Continue reading December 2017 Book of the Month: FATES AND FURIES by Lauren Groff
Short answer: Yes. Long answer: Well, it's complicated. It's almost November again, and yes, I am participating in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), meaning I will [hopefully] have a [somewhat] complete first draft of a novel by the end of the month. I've heard the various platitudes that just sitting down to write is the … Continue reading Can I get a novel published?
I’ve reread Harry Potter too many times to count since the books have been released. I tend to read the final scenes of the seventh book just when I’m feeling down. These books inspire me in a way that I haven’t felt inspired by books in some time. After setting a goal to read 35 … Continue reading February Book of the Month: Rereading HARRY POTTER During My Quarter-Life Crisis
I think so . . . Maybe? Ugh I don’t know. In all my struggles of figuring out what I want to be when I grow up as a young adult-olescent who already is a grown-up (kind of), I have never been able to shake "Writer/Author" out of my head. It’s the dream that has … Continue reading So You Want to Be a Writer
At the beginning of November, I made it a goal to write 50,000 words by the end of the month, in participation with NaNoWriMo, aka National Novel Writing Month. I am proud to say that as of November 30th, I updated my word count for the last time: 51,207 words. . . . And … Continue reading 50,000 Words (and Counting)
Happy Halloween, everyone. It’s that time of year where our worst nightmares come alive before our eyes and we surround ourselves with everything that scares us most. We even take an odd sort of pleasure in it. So let’s talk about my crippling fear of failure, shall we? Tomorrow I am starting NaNoWriMo. (For those … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Our Worst Fears
This has been a long time coming. I first heard about NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, when I was in high school. Now that I don't have to worry about school and rehearsals and projects and working 50 hours a week, I figured now was finally the time to put pen to paper, or fingers … Continue reading ANNOUNCEMENT: I’m Writing a Novel in One Month and I’m Terrified.