On June 28th, I didn’t know what I had envisioned being a short story would turn into my second novel. After I fell in love with my main characters, I knew that the story must continue. And it did. I planned to discovery write along the way and learn more about my characters as time … Continue reading How I Wrote My Young Adult Novel
This month is Camp NaNoWriMo, which happens in April and July. It’s a less intense version of NaNoWriMo, where us writers come together to work on any writing project we want. This is my first time participating, and so far so good. My loose goal (I say loose because while it would be great to … Continue reading The End Is In Sight
Spring has sprung! Just like spring cleaning, the spring décor itch makes its way in around this time every year. So, what better way to welcome the new season in than with some affordable DIYs using Dollar Tree items?! For this first DIY, I used: 1 floral foam an assortment of flowers an assortment of … Continue reading Two Spring DIYs for $12? Absolutely!
I've been shopping at Dollar Tree for years, but these new canvas prints left me astounded. What impresses me the most about them is they're actual artwork, which typically wouldn't be at a place like Dollar Tree. I spotted them just in time because I was thinking about getting a piece of artwork to go … Continue reading I Can’t Believe I Found These at Dollar Tree
It's crazy how you could be treading mud trying to make your way through a scene and feel like it isn’t that great. Then, time goes by, and you realize it's surprisingly good when you go back to read it. That's how imposter syndrome works. It's like the waves – a constant ebb and flow. … Continue reading Imposter or Storyteller?
As a twenty-something-year-old, I question myself more than I ever did when I was little. As hard as I try to be all in with every aspect of my life, it's easy for my mind to get infiltrated by doubt and fear. It is then that I find one foot all in and the other … Continue reading I’m All In
Photo by Sebastian Voortman on Pexels.com You See Me Thank you, God, for seeing me For meeting me where I am and surrounding me For searching the deep depths of my heart and fine tuning me For loving me unconditionally and choosing me For giving me a purpose and sticking with me Thank you, God, … Continue reading You See Me
I did it! I ended National Novel Writing Month with 50,005 words! Oftentimes, being a writer comes with no accolades or rewards. That’s not why I do what I do, but I will admit it can get discouraging when everything I’m striving for is in the dark. This entire month, I was able to connect … Continue reading Week Three & Four NanoWriMo Wrap Up
It feels like National Novel Writing Month flew by because it's halfway through. The last time I spoke to you, the manuscript was around 25,000 words. Now, it's at roughly 32,000 words. I started Nano with a 19,000-word manuscript, which means I've added 13,000 words in just two weeks. I'm super proud of myself for … Continue reading Week Two NanoWriMo Wrap Up
At the start of the first week of NanoWriMo, my YA Contemporary novel was sitting at about 19,000 words. Now at the end of the week, my manuscript has 25,000 words. I'm 2,000 words shy of where I wanted to be by now, but I'm happy with the progress I have made. I'm in the … Continue reading Week One NanoWriMo 2021 Wrap Up