Tag: writing process

Things that I need on my writing desk

Welcome back, everyone! It has been far too long! If you follow me on Instagram, you may know that I was gifted a new writing desk a few months ago, and I wanted to write about what I need to be in creative flow.… Continue Reading “Things that I need on my writing desk”

Excerpt: THE HOLLOW BONES

Lina then saw Mr. von Essen sitting by the mill pond as he read from a small book. When she smiled, raising a hand in greeting, he tipped his hat and stood up from the grass. “Miss Evangeline,” he greeted her. “Our new schoolmaster,… Continue Reading “Excerpt: THE HOLLOW BONES”

The Reality of Rejection

We as writers put our soul into our work, so to have something so personal cast aside so impersonally is likely going to hurt, and it’s okay to feel hurt about it.

Why I don’t write what I know

People say you have to learn the rules before you can break them, but sometimes the rules are just ridiculous.

NaNoWriMo 2019 will be different

Well met, everyone, and welcome back to the blog! I’ve recently gotten back from a trip to New York to see family and visit Sleepy Hollow, which I loosely chronicled on my Instagram. While I was there, I kept writing scenes for my novel The… Continue Reading “NaNoWriMo 2019 will be different”

Meet the Characters: My “Sleepy Hollow” Retelling

As I’ve been writing my manuscript for The Hollow Bones, a sequel/retelling of Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”, I’ve been thinking of who I’d want to play the characters of the story, if it were completely up to me.

The hardest part of writing

This morning, I had to remind myself that it’s better to be done than to be perfect.

What inspired my Sleepy Hollow retelling

It seems only natural that something so close to my heart is part of what will hopefully be my debut novel. 

I made it (A NaNoWriMo update)

Well met, everyone, and welcome back to the blog! I’m only almost two weeks (!) late, but I made it. I finished NaNoWriMo with 50,000 words. It feels unreal that I made it, what with everything that’s happened in the month of November. That… Continue Reading “I made it (A NaNoWriMo update)”

When you can’t write any more

CW: This article contains references to mental illness and bereavment/grief. If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you may have noticed that I’m going through a pretty rough patch. For various reasons, including the loss of my childhood pet cat over the weekend,… Continue Reading “When you can’t write any more”