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, Mr. von Essen,” she gave a small curtsy in reply as [...]
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.
People say you have to learn the rules before you can break them, but sometimes the rules are just ridiculous.
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 Hollow Bones, and I've started to feel somewhat comfortable with starting [...]
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.
This morning, I had to remind myself that it's better to be done than to be perfect.
It seems only natural that something so close to my heart is part of what will hopefully be my debut novel.
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 said, I'm not done yet. I know a lot of people [...]
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, my mental health has taken a bit of a downturn. For [...]