Hey everyone! I just realised that I've never actually published some proper fiction on this blog. Is that something any of you would be interested in? If so, please like/comment on this post. This would be posted in four chapters, ideally (if I can get my damn act together) interspersed with other, more normal posts. … Continue reading Short fiction series?
Hey all! Sorry it's been so long since I've posted. I've got my usual gamut of excuses, and I'm not gonna bore you with them. Suffice it to say, summer has been busy for me. Which brings me to the topic of today's post: keeping writing when you're crazy busy. Clearly, it's a challenge for … Continue reading Busy Days
Hey everyone! So, I am by no means the first or only person to do this, and I'm sure that others have been far more eloquent on this topic than my baby self can be. But this is an absolutely essential thing to talk about, and given that it's Mental Health Awareness Month, now seems … Continue reading Mental Health and Writing
Hey, everyone. As always, I have the same apologies and the same excuses for my absence. I'm sure you're all tired of hearing it by now, and frankly, I've realised that it is a terrible idea to try and ensure that this blog updates regularly. It won't. It never will, in all likelihood. I'm just … Continue reading Persistence
Hey everyone! Happy Halloween and happy fall! I hope you're all enjoying your sweater weather, hot cocoas, school year stress, and spooky movies. And the upcoming chaos that is November. If you don't know what that means, let me explain. November is known as National Novel Writing Month, in which many authors challenge themselves to … Continue reading National Novel Writing Month
Guess who's decided to stop giving a fuck about politics and start concentrating on their writing???? Not me. Definitely not. Whoever that is, I admire and fear them, but they are not me. That being said, I know that I can't let my fears about the impending collapse of the world stop my work, because … Continue reading Submissions
I know that the general tendency of authors is to write too much on a first draft. It's entirely understandable; you want to get all of your thoughts down on paper, so you just pour out all of the words that come into your head and then pick out the good ones later. However, there … Continue reading Help! My Book Is Too Short
There's been a lot of talk in the writing community in particular and the world in general about how to keep going when things get miserable and the world as we know it starts to crumble against the repeated assaults of authoritarian fascism and the increasing courage of racist, misogynistic bigots. (Yes, I'm one of … Continue reading Keeping Going