Life, Writing Process

My Critical Self’s Worst Nightmare

The one thing that every author warns about trying to get published is that you shouldn't be in it for the money. Why? Because there is no guarantee that your book will sell well. Whether it's because of trends, audience, genre, etc, there are so many things that come into play for how well your… Continue reading My Critical Self’s Worst Nightmare

Life, Writing Process

Does My Writing Routine Work for Me?

Oh boy, does Caroline Donahue ask big questions in her classes. After going through the process of getting to know my creative self and my critical self, I am now looking at how my writing routine fits both of those. And quite honestly...I don't know. I thought that "routine" worked best because then I just… Continue reading Does My Writing Routine Work for Me?

Updates, Writing Process

What am I working on currently?

Well I definitely have a project going. I always have a writing project going. I finally finished a "zero" draft, or first draft if you'd prefer, of my current project. I'm affectionately calling it "The Magick Forest" right now, but I am not at all attached to that title. Here's the printed out draft (cover… Continue reading What am I working on currently?

Writing Process

Where do you get your ideas?

I vividly remember going to an author signing as a middle schooler and asking this question when I got to the front of the line. I had handed over my book and the author, who shall not be named, didn't even glance at me. My little heart was beating so fast, my palms were clammy,… Continue reading Where do you get your ideas?

Writing Process

My Writing Process

Sometimes I wonder if I even have a writing process. Upon further thought, I realized...maybe I do? Each piece of writing, and each book for that matter, seems like it wants a different process. Here's what's working for me right now (it changes at the drop of a hat so don't hold me to this).… Continue reading My Writing Process