Blog

New Year's resolutions for writers
January 5, 2016
Drafting & Editing
With the brink of 2016 comes resolutions of all shapes in sizes. There are resolutions for writers (that's me!), for fitness junkies, for the every day average joe, and more. I've got a few in mind for myself — how about you? Mainly, I've got two things I'd like to accomplish: compete in a bikini competition and...
read more
Manuscript critique
November 23, 2015
Drafting & Editing
Well, I've done it. I've written yet another novel, and now it's time for a good ole fashioned manuscript critique. It's completely separate from my previous novels, but still sticks to my preferred genre (urban fantasy, romance). Honestly, I didn't intend for this to happen — I used to marvel at people on Twitt...
read more
Finding a great editor for my manuscript
October 22, 2015
Drafting & Editing
Hi, all! It's been a while since I've last posted, but I've got some fun information to share about finding and working with editors. When I first finished my MS, I took to Elance in the hopes of finding an editor for an MS critique. I was still fairly new to the writing scene, and I'd yet to discover the wonder...
read more
PitchWars results
September 2, 2015
Writing Contests
Hello all you party peeps! I've refrained from posting anything since my mentee bio in the off chance a mentor would stop by my site. Alas, PitchWars is over (for me) and I can resume regular blogging. And now, my PitchWars results. So if that wasn't clear enough, let me spell it out for you: I didn't get cho...
read more
The conversational mentee bio
August 13, 2015
Writing Contests
So, I have absolutely no idea if any mentors will ever read this, but what the hell. I like blogging and this will give my readers a chance to get a more in-depth bio from me. 😀 First for the nitty-gritty: I'm submitting a New Adult, Urban Fantasy novel. Now that that's out of the way, here's my mentee bio! ...
read more
The quick and dirty writing update
August 4, 2015
Drafting & Editing
Writing update! It looks like I may have to reduce the amount of posts I create to 1-2 a month (sad face). Trust me, it's not ideal. It's not fun. Heck, it's downright frustrating. But, seeing that I write for my 9-5 job, write for the dream of publishing a novel, write for freelance work, write for promotions at ...
read more
Cheeseburgers and paranormal romance
July 13, 2015
Drafting & Editing
Eeep! It's been so long since my last post! My apologies — life really does jump up at you sometimes. Rest assured, I'm still here, still editing/querying/writing and of course, blogging. As it stands right now, I'm strictly in the editing phase. After the #pg70pit and #PitchtoPublication contests, neither of...
read more
Writing contests galore
July 1, 2015
Writing Contests
As I predicted, I didn't take a break from writing. Instead, I wrote roughly 40 pages in my sequel and signed up to participate in two different writing contests (yay!). I'm actually really excited about these contests because it involves more than just one 140 character count hook. The first one, #PitchtoPubl...
read more
Querying problems — they're totally normal
June 26, 2015
Querying Advice
I think I need to take a break from the writing scene. Because querying problems are like fist-world problems for writers. Not that I want to, by any means. I'm constantly thinking about my MS or my queries and I'm already working on the second novel. It's just that I'm not a very patient person. Patience is a ...
read more
#SFFpit contest results
June 24, 2015
Writing Contests
As promised, below are the Twitter pitches I used that received the beloved favorite from a press or agent: A broken family. Untamed power. A hunter ready to take down his prey. Life was simpler when she lived at the Covenant. #SFFpit #NA #FR #UF A girl’s race to channel her soul. A Huntsmen eager to take ...
read more