Hello all! I never know how much to talk about my personal life on this blog. It’s really hard to find the healthy balance between writing related stuff and just life in general. I get demotivated because the actual process of writing novels and sending out query letters can get pretty dang boring, but then… Continue reading Emotions are For Writing, Not Feeling
I should have known better than to sign up for the fourteen-day free trial of Ancestry.com. I’ve always been curious about my genealogy, but never enough to do anything about it. I sort of liked having the mystery of my relations floating around, unresolved. There was a romance to it. However, families are full of… Continue reading Great-Great Grand Greathouses and Their Stories
After much kicking and screaming (or rather laziness and grouching) I’ve finally accepted the reality that if I want to get good, creative work done…I have to exercise. Writing is, from a factual and physical standpoint, a very motionless and almost sterile activity. As alive and invigorated as I feel while I do it, sometimes… Continue reading Write, Exericse, Write, Write…Remember to BREATHE
I’m beginninig to wonder if I will EVER find the perfect balance of perfectionism and practicality. Although, to be fair, I’d probably settle for a practical balance of the two if I weren’t caught up in being such a perfectionist. It’s really hard to know when the right time to show off your manuscript. As… Continue reading Perfectionism vs. Practicality
Editing is going slow, I’m not going to lie. It’s hard to move, it’s hard to end relationships, and none of what I’ve gone through in the past few weeks is conducive to a peaceful, imaginative, motivated, creative headspace. I feel like editing wouldn’t be so hard if I were editing to CUT things out… Continue reading The More I Write, The Harder It Gets
So I’ve been talking a lot about my novel “The Neverland Wars,” but it’s been a while since I straight up explained it, and I woke up excited about my project so lemme tell you… The Neverland Wars is a modern-day continuation of the Peter Pan story, it holds to J.M. Barrie’s story as tightly… Continue reading The Neverland Wars
I’m going to head out to Seattle tonight, hopefully in time to grab dinner with some old editors, but definitely in time to write with them at a little sci-fi themed coffee shop in North Seattle. It feels so strange to return to Seattle and not really be a resident anymore. When I wrote Dr.… Continue reading Dr. Derosa Boomerangs Back: Rights Revert!