My Writing

The Gifts Writers Really Want

Do you know and love a writer? Do you want to get them something nice? Here's a list of the gifts that all writers, no matter the type, want...a LOT.

Hello, writerly friends! The holidays are upon us! (Kind of an ominous phrase, isn’t it? “Upon us,” like it’s a tsunami or an alien invasion or something.) And we all know what that means…GIFTS. I FREAKIN’ LOVE GIFTS. I love giving them, I love getting them, I love all the sparkly paper and big shiny […] Read more…

December 2017 Writing Prompts

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NaNoWriMo 2017 is officially over! Did you win? I…did not. That’s not to say that I got nothing out of it; I put 10k into the first draft of The Final Days and I got a much-needed brain break from Lady of Daemons. My magnificent critique partners, however, did not. Faith, Ríona, and Mikaela all critiqued pretty sizable […] Read more…

Why I Won NaNoWriMo 2017

Writing 50,000 words in one month is hard, and I didn't do it this year—but I still won NaNoWriMo 2017. Here's how.

There are only ten days left in November, and I’m only 10k into this year’s NaNoWriMo novel. Unless I manage to write 5k every day for the next ten days, I will fail to win NaNoWriMo 2017. I have never, in my life, failed to win NaNoWriMo. Never. N E V E R. I won’t lie, […] Read more…

September 2017 Writing Update

I've finished my edits, moved to London, and started grad school. Things are getting very real over here.

I HAVE FINISHED MY CHAPTER EDITS. ALSO, I HAVE MOVED TO ENGLAND. ALSO, ALSO, MY CLASSES START ON TUESDAY. THINGS ARE GETTING VERY REAL OVER HERE. With all this going on, you may be wondering: how the ever-lovin’ h*ck am I going to keep my writing on track? Well… Um. Good question, my friend. Lady […] Read more…

August 2017 Writing Update

In the past six weeks, I've traveled around Europe (Iceland! England! Italy!), sunk into the depths of writerly despair, and eaten Greenland shark. It was...it was not good.

In the past month, I haven’t written, and I haven’t posted. Sure, I’ve been active on social media, but the novel and the blog? Dead in the water. But I swear I have good explanations for both. I didn’t post on this blog because my website’s backend code had a bug in it that prevented […] Read more…