My Writing

I Finished My Novel and I Feel So Many Things

I FINISHED MY NOVEL. I FINISHED MY NOVEL. I! FINISHED!! MY!!! NOVEL!!!! I am proud as a proud thing to have hit the save button for the last time, and now I’m just sitting back and letting all the emotions wash over me. Some of them are good, and some of them are bad, but […]

2018 Highlights and 2019 Goals

Another year has come and gone, and with the end of 2018 comes the annual highlights reel. I can’t believe I’ve been blogging for two years! I won’t lie, the past two years have been one big ol’ learning curve for me. When I decided to launch an author platform back in 2016, I spent […]

I Met a Literary Agent for Five Minutes and It Did Not Go Well

One of the things that YALC (the Young Adult Literature Conference) offered this year was a chance to pitch your novel to a literary agent. You got five minutes to talk with an agent about your book and get their thoughts on it. I didn’t realise this was happening until it was…happening, so I went […]

OMG My Novel Has Changed So Much Since Draft One

Guys, I’m into my final edits. I’m processing CP feedback and doing line edits; once that’s done, it’s just one more round of proofreading and then Lady of Daemons will be ready for querying. This has been a long, long, looooong time coming. I came up with the initial idea in May 2014. That’s FOUR YEARS AGO. […]

I Don’t Have a Muse but I Do Have a Club

We all know that famous, “Sing to me, O Muse,” line from The Odyssey (though you may know it by its other title, Area Man Just Wants to Go Home). And while I make the occasional passing reference to Calliope & Co., it’s because I like making nerd jokes. I’m not actually beseeching Calliope for anything. In […]