Writing Process

Getting Back Into A Balance

My writing "routine" has been off for quite a while. I've been ridiculously busy with work (excuse), I've been super tired because of the stress of it all (excuse), and I'm just out the habit (excuse). Not having time is an excuse. A huge one. The first step to getting back to writing is actually… Continue reading Getting Back Into A Balance

Life, Writing Process

Can I keep a story short?

One of my big goals is to get a short story published in an anthology. I also have a bigger goal of making an anthology or collection myself, but I think starting with one story and working my way up is for the best. But here's the thing. Short stories are really really hard to… Continue reading Can I keep a story short?

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

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?

Life, Writing Process

Writing is My Escape

My friends and I started writing our stories down when it began apparent to us that it was no longer acceptable to act them out on the playground. We passed notebooks in the breaks between classes and devoured each others' fictional worlds. Notes were scribbled and cramped into margins. Those notebooks were passed around so… Continue reading Writing is My Escape