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
The End Is In Sight
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
Imposter or Storyteller?
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?
Thoughtful Thursdays With Jas: NaNoWriMo Edition (4)
This isn’t the #ThoughtfulThursdaysWithJas post I wanted to do today, but it may just be the one we all need. When I tell you today has been super long for me, I’m not exaggerating. When I also tell you that I didn’t accomplish what I wanted to this NaNoWriMo as far as word counts are … Continue reading Thoughtful Thursdays With Jas: NaNoWriMo Edition (4)
Thoughtful Thursdays With Jas: NaNoWriMo Edition (3)
PAUSE. If you haven't already checked out my previous #ThoughtfulThursdaysWithJas blog post, click here. Since it's the fourth Thursday in November – also known as Thanksgiving – I'm switching things up. Thanksgiving is an amazing holiday because it allows us to take a step back and reflect on the blessings that we have been given … Continue reading Thoughtful Thursdays With Jas: NaNoWriMo Edition (3)
Thoughtful Thursdays With Jas: NaNoWriMo Edition (2)
Happy Thursday, everyone! It’s week two of #ThoughtfulThursdaysWithJas. To check out the first week, click here.Today’s writing prompt is as follows: Write about two people seeing each other for the first time. I throw my hair up in a bun and put on minimal makeup. I tear up my closet, throwing piles and piles of … Continue reading Thoughtful Thursdays With Jas: NaNoWriMo Edition (2)
Thoughtful Thursdays With Jas: NaNoWriMo Edition (1)
This NaNoWriMo – also known as National Novel Writing Month – I have decided to kick off #ThoughtfulThursdaysWithJas.Sometimes, we as writers can get stuck. An exercise like this is great for resetting your mind and getting those creative juices flowing. Besides working on a novel, I am going to spend this November doing various writing … Continue reading Thoughtful Thursdays With Jas: NaNoWriMo Edition (1)
Keeping Yourself Accountable
Over the course of this year, I have been focusing quite a lot of my time on writing a novel. It is something I have always wanted to do, and so I’ve decided to just do it. Though, with that comes a whole lot of this versus that. I work a full-time job, I like … Continue reading Keeping Yourself Accountable