Hello dear blog. It’s been a while… Again. Whoops. Good news. I officially have nothing else detracting from my ability to write or blog! (Yeah, right) What I mean is that I have completed my degree and graduated university. Whoo hoo! It only took six damn years. I’m going to be using this summer to […]

There’s an abundance of blogs, motivational speeches, and lies we tell ourselves about doing what we love and not wasting our time on things we hate. Statements like, “if today was your last day, you wouldn’t want to be wasting it on _____.” On a large, broad scale, I agree with these statements. I’ve lived […]

I originally began writing this post in December. Truthfully, it was entitled the “Pre-Christmas Check-In.” As you can now see, it is mid-February. So my unintended break is over. Phew. In passing, I hope Christmas treated everyone well and that you had a merry New Year. I also wish you a happy Chinese New Year, […]

Hey folks! Well I hope your attempts at NaNoWriMo are going better than mine. I don’t know if I’m burnt out from last month’s WIP whip-up or if I just have too much going on with life right now but I am so slow this year. Last year I annihilated NaNo. I started strong and […]

Hi there! Well, today is officially my deadline. I’m happy to report I succeeded, and handed in a complete 61,000 word manuscript (the former WIP – now referred to as the Sky novel) to an editor. Yep. An editor. That’s what I’d like to talk about today. I follow a lot of author blogs, and […]

Wow. Organization can rock. I spent several hours last night… Okay, actually I was forced to (thanks to a printing error) to do some editing. But I had a full-draft hard copy printed, that I just won’t be able to pick up for a few days. Err… I’m still VERY bothered by this. Anyways. Not […]

Well, I officially do not meet internalized deadlines well. I’m a last minute, fire-under-the-feet kind of person, and so this planning ahead and trying to work through the project in smaller, manageable bites is not going great. I can’t seem to trick myself into feeling the fire on my self-imposed deadlines. I want to take […]

TODAY WILL BE A 10,000 word day. It must. Words written so far: 0. But I have more important items to discuss. I heard some lyrics that struck me today, and I realized, holy shit this is EXACTLY how I would describe Character T in my WIP. But then I realized it’s a love/sex song, […]

Well… How does one begin to admit the FANGIRL crush I have on NYT Bestselling author, Marissa Meyer? Well it starts with my love affair of Cinder, which was one of my favourite reads of 2013 (so was Scarlet, the sequel!) It continues with the fact that Meyer was the first author to talk to […]

Well, so far, the month of writing has started off strong! Maybe public declarations of deadlines is the way to go. I’m thrilled with my progress so far, and hoping to get another 10,000 words done this weekend. Yesterday’s word count: 3,598 Today’s word count: 2,935