Writing, Writing life

You Don’t Have to Do Social Media

To my fellow writers on social media, You don’t have to do it all.Social media can be overwhelming. There’s so much you can do, and there’s always the pressure to do more. Plus, social media can be a time-sucking black hole.But you don’t have to do everything on social media. You don’t have to post… Continue reading You Don’t Have to Do Social Media

Writing, Writing life

Comparison

Writer, stop comparing yourself.I think there are few things that kill creativity as quickly as comparison does. Yet we writers compare ourselves all the time. Word counts, publications, followers—we compare it all.We need to stop. Comparison can grow imposter syndrome, cause discouragement, and possibly create tension between writers. It can lead us to jealousy, which… Continue reading Comparison

Writing, Writing life

Writing Takes Time

A while ago, I was talking with my boss about how I’m a writer, and said that writing is a long game career. And it really is.Writing a first draft takes time. Editing takes time. Honing your craft takes time. Querying takes time. Getting a contract takes time. Formatting, cover design, getting endorsements, marketing—it all… Continue reading Writing Takes Time

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Dealing with Critique

How do you take feedback?Let’s be honest—taking critique can be hard. Even well-meaning, honest critique can sting. So what do you do when you get your story back with red ink?Personally, I don’t look at it right away. I’ll let myself skin it super quickly to see the damage, but I don’t really read anything.… Continue reading Dealing with Critique

Updates, Writing, Writing life

Writing Updates!

I haven't done a writing update on the blog for a while! Remember, if you want to stay up to date on my writing and get all the fun, exciting updates, subscribe to my monthly newsletter! But without further ado, here are some updates from the writing front! Brontide If you don't know, Brontide is… Continue reading Writing Updates!

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Realm Makers 2022

This year was my fourth time attending the Realm Makers writing conference--three times in person, and once virtually! As always, the conference was a fabulous time. Here's a quick video of my time at Realm Makers! https://www.instagram.com/reel/CghaKFMD22j/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link I also got to go to the launch party for The Wonderland Trials by Sara Ella while at… Continue reading Realm Makers 2022

Writing life

Life Doesn’t Have a Roadmap

I wish life had a roadmap or a list of instructions. But it doesn’t.I’m scared of the uncertain, of the unknown. I’m scared of making mistakes or the wrong decision.But if I knew everything that was going to happen, or everything I needed to do, life would lose some of its wonder. And I wouldn’t… Continue reading Life Doesn’t Have a Roadmap

Writing, Writing life

Dealing with Plot Bunnies

Do you struggle with plot bunnies?I do. 😅 New story ideas love to pop into my head all the time. Some are better than others, of course. But frequently getting new story ideas means that I have to fight to stay focused on my current WIP. Here are some of the ways that I deal… Continue reading Dealing with Plot Bunnies

Writing life

Storyteller, Don’t Give Up

You were given your stories for a reason. This post is honestly just a reminder for myself. But I figured I’d post it here. Because maybe you need to hear it too. You were given your stories for a reason. Your imagination was made just the way it was by the perfect Creator. He designed… Continue reading Storyteller, Don’t Give Up