Beautiful People Meme: The Writerly Mind

Beautiful People meme for July 2017: I answer some questions about my writerly process and mindset.

I haven’t had a lot of time for Top Ten Tuesday. It’s all about books, and…well…I just don’t have as much reading time anymore. #sadtruth But I love—love—memes. Especially wholesome ones. (If you follow me on Twitter, this is old news to you. I’m all about wholesome memes and cute puppies.) So, this month, I thought […] Read more…

On My Shelf: The Raven Boys

A review of Maggie Steifvater's YA novel, The Raven Boys. Blue and her friends get caught up in a quest to reawaken a dead Welsh king.

I’ve seen a lot about The Raven Cycle (Maggie Steifvater) on the Internet. A lot. It seems that everyone has read, loved, and bookstagrammed this series. So I figured, hey, why not? There was a solid chance this series would ruin my life, but it’s a risk I’m always willing to take. I grabbed the first book […] Read more…

July 2017 Writing Prompts

July 2017 writing prompt from Ruby Rumsey

So, maybe you’ve noticed (hopefully you’ve noticed!) that I wasn’t around AT ALL last week, because…I was on vacation! It was W O N D E R F U L. I ignored the Internet completely. I ate more chocolate bars, fries, and ice creams in seven days than I have in the past six months. […] Read more…

June 2017 Writing Update

June 2017 writing update. I didn't finish my edits—that goal was perhaps too lofty for one writer to realize—but I did get a lot of other stuff done. And that's important.

At the beginning of the month, I announced that big, big changes were in the air because I had just been accepted to graduate school in London. (I’m still excited. Even the prospect of being fingerprinted by Homeland Security in order to get a visa hasn’t put me off.) I also said that I was […] Read more…

On My Shelf: The Bone Witch

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I was so excited to find The Bone Witch, by Rin Chupeco, on the shelf at my local library. I knew nothing about it except that I’d seen the cover online and it looked intensely cool. Necromancers! Black magic! Kickass magical girls with dark and dangerous powers! So…was the cover deceptive? Was it really that cool? Well, […] Read more…