Apparently, this is my week for stories coming out, because my first ever paid published story "Bruises" has just been re-released in 200 CCs' Year One Anthology! It looks like a great collection and I am really excited to be a part of it. What a lovely way to end the year.
Pitch Wars, for those who don't know, is a yearly contest run by author Brenda Drake. To get in, you submit in a sample chapter and query letter for a completed novel to four different mentors in your target age bracket and genre. Mentors then choose one mentee to help polish up and present to agents. I applied... Continue Reading →
In addition to having my first paid fiction published yesterday, I'm also excited to announce that my latest story is up in the Visual Verse anthology! You can read my story 'Red and White' here.
I have, admittedly, been lax about posting lately. This is in large part due to the fact that my beta reader critiques have come in and I am in the process of doing the fastest revision of my novel I've ever done, in an effort to be done for Pitch Wars. Pitch Wars is a... Continue Reading →
I am debuting a new page today! Resources contains free (and legal!) media sites, help for writers, grammar guides, and various sources in between. I will be updating it as I find new sites to add and I am open to suggestions. If you have any sites you think I am missing, please let me know in... Continue Reading →
May is upon us and for those of us doing Story-A-Day, the exciting terror of challenging ourselves to finish one short story a day has begun. You won't be seeing much of me for the next month for obvious reasons, so for a little dose of inspiration, I leave you with the awesome Elizabeth Gilbert... Continue Reading →
Continuing on the theme of jumpstarting one's creativity with great and unnecessary side projects, let's talk about Story A Day. Story A Day is a challenge, often called the Nanowrimo of short stories, that dares you to start and finish one story everyday of May (and sometimes September). There are no word limits on the stories and no... Continue Reading →
I have been in the midst of editing. Editing my work, articles for TUBE., and projects for friends and family. There's a certain rigid mindset necessary for that kind of work. You have to be able to cut and comment with enough certainty to convince the other person (or yourself) that you are right, that your... Continue Reading →
I've hit a rather big milestone this last week. I finished the second draft of my novel! My cut and paste draft was started nearly a year and a half ago, and I have been working on it pretty steadily with a couple minor breaks (aka Nanowrimo), so it's kind of surreal to have written 'The End' on it.... Continue Reading →