Hai Beautiful! My Best Friend Is A Published Author! In today’s Storytime Wednesday I interrogate my friend Claire L. Smith about her novel! I’ve compiled a list of questions revolving around her novella Helena, dealing with publishers, as well as what it was like having people read her published work for the first time. I’m so curious about all of this and I’m sure you are too. So without further chatter, I’m going to introduce you to Claire then get […]Continue Reading
What Happened During NaNoWriMo 2020?
Hai Beautiful! I’m back to my usual blogging schedule! I last spoke about my writing in this post titled: Announcing my 2020 NaNoWriMo Project. It was actually the last writing post before I disappeared from blogging in hopes to make more time for writing. In theory that was a great idea and in reality, it helped me to reduce stress, but did I write more? In my NaNo Announcement post, I spoke about starting my second WIP (which I am still […]Continue Reading
Announcing My 2020 NaNoWriMo Project!
Hai Writers! Hopefully, this will be my year! Despite all the craziness of 2020, we all have things we’ve been looking forward to this year that will never fail us. One such reliable event is the National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo. An event that runs online for the entire month of November with participants from all corners of the globe! For the fourth year in a row I will be attempting the challenge with _ other writers to write […]Continue Reading
What I’m Reading For The BECAUSE WE CAN Readathon (BWCR TBR)!!
Hai Beautiful Humans! I’m Gonna Give It My All! This was supposed to be posted last Saturday but I postponed it to yesterday, then I had a major breakdown and now it’s going live today! Although, I guess posting on the off/non-scheduled days has become expected from me by now (see bottom of this post for my actual blog schedule). This week I am participating in the Because We Can Readathon (again!). This time it is running from the 19th till the […]Continue Reading
Writing & Insecurities (SW#66)
Hai Beautiful! Writing is scary! I wanted to write this post ever since I changed my mindset regarding my writing. Recently I stopped telling myself that “ignoring your WIP is not the same as giving up,” and “you can’t be scard of a writing project!” and started trying to understand the reason why I was indeed ‘giving up’. Once I’d identified what the hell I was so damn scared of, I was able to start working on ways to make the writing […]Continue Reading
Outlining WIP 2 because writer’s block smacked me in the face and procrastination seems like the only option instead of facing my problems (SW#65)
Hai Beautiful! Okay, that title may be a few letters too long… It’s about time I update you all on my WIP progress, methinks. Although, embarrassingly, I haven’t been writing lately and posting this novel has added that pressure that I thought I was ready for, but as it turns out, I don’t think I am. If you are new or haven’t yet seen any previous writing posts, I am pleased to inform you that I am writing another ‘novel’! […]Continue Reading
Writing… What’s Next? Talking about my second WIP project (SW#63)
Hai Beautiful! Don’t stop writing! All updates on this story will be under the tag: His Diary. I’ve started writing my second WIP and I am really excited to share it with you all (even though it’s only draft one). I want to apply all my learning from my last attempt at writing a novel to this one and go on a journey where my writing grows and improves before your very eyes! Albeit, slowly, but improvement shall be seen nonetheless […]Continue Reading
I WROTE MY FIRST EVER NOVEL! 9 Month WIP Update (SW#62)
Hai Beautiful! Today Is A Good Day! Holy sheit! I literally do not know where to start with this entire post, but I want to mention quickly that if you are not the blog-reading type, I will be posting a video all about my novel on my YouTube channel, Jasper and Spice, on Saturday! Okay, I haven’t yet filmed the video and I know! I know, I’m leaving it to the last minute but I’m hoping that the swelling in my […]Continue Reading
Writing Withdrawals: What? Why? How? (SW#62)
Hai Beautiful! It’s drama time!! Let’s talk about writing withdrawals. But first I want to know; Is it even a real thing?… *Does a quick Google search* In amongst the drug information pages, I found two pages. One had really helpful info (see the second article), and the other it turns out was about how to write withdrawal (and the symptoms) in your novel. As it turns out, if you place emphasis on certain syllables in the phrase ‘Writing Withdrawals’, then […]Continue Reading
More About My Characters Because I Love These Girls (SW#)
Hai Beautiful! AGH I Love These Girls!! There was a trend floating around on BookTwitter for a while and I knew I had to get into it! People are using a site https://picrew.me/image_maker/296093/ where artists make character building ‘games’ in their own art style for others to build their own OCs. Before we get into this post, I want to say that all credit for this artwork/ picrew goes to the artist whose social media links can be found here: […]Continue Reading