My critique partners will be the first to tell you that at times I can be…long-winded. I am a person that overwrites my books, and I write really fast, which makes this bad habit even easier. 4,000 words in a writing session is about standard for me, and if I write every day, I can do … Continue reading How To Kill Your Darlings
This post is a bit delayed, but I'm thrilled to share that this month my first pro-sale goes live! My piece "Mother's Rules for a Burned Girl" is up over at Flash Fiction Online, a magazine I've always adored. It's so special that my first pro-sale debuts in this magazine because FFO has always been one … Continue reading New Story Available! (My first pro-sale!!)
Okay, I know it's already 2018, don't @ me. 2017 brought a lot of change to the way I write and the way I look at writing. That means it's time for some reflection. This year I wrote over twenty short stories and I'm up to around seventy submissions (yikes!). 2017 was also the first … Continue reading Book clubs, story sales, and revisions, oh my! A 2017 wrap-up.
NaNoWriMo is over! There are so many writers I’m so proud of because regardless of whether or not they “won”…they wrote. They forced themselves to put words down even when it was hard. They wanted it enough to put the work in. If you’re one of those people, know that I’m proud of you. Seriously. … Continue reading Writing requires boundaries and learning to say “NO!”
Hi all! I know it’s been a minute. I was buried deep into NaNoWriMo, but today I’m here to talk about the other thing that’s been occupying my time lately. Book binges! I have always been a voracious reader. I devoured books as a child and would often leave the library with a stack of … Continue reading Confession: I love book binges.