When everything changes, you have to keep going anyway. That's what we're learning from these last few months, I think. It's what I'm trying to apply to my novel, too. When I first started writing SC, I had no expectations of myself or my novel. Those were the days. I remember reaching Chapter 6 and … Continue reading Trying to Keep Going
Writing Fiction in a Pandemic
Writing about characters who aren't social distancing is actually a bit difficult. This is a side effect of the COVID-19 pandemic that I must admit I did not expect. I just wrote about a boy who comes up to stand next to a girl and I hesitated because alarms went off in my brain. It's … Continue reading Writing Fiction in a Pandemic
The Decadal Book
This blog started off has a way to document my daily adventures abroad in university, but it was also very much a place where I wrote about writing. It was such a part of this blog in fact that I didn't even have a category for all the posts about my book and instead I … Continue reading The Decadal Book
As I worked on the pitch for my web series, I realized that even though I'd put my novel writing on hold, I didn't want to give up the story entirely. It wasn't going to be as easy to pick my novel back up as it was to put down. A story has peaks and … Continue reading Lake Minnewanka
A Good Kind of Busy?
I was going to quit acting in November. Well, I was supposed to quit this time last year. If you remember, in 2017 I quit my job for unrelated reasons and decided that, while I was young and free of much responsibility, I would go after my dream of being an actress...for one year. After … Continue reading A Good Kind of Busy?
I didn't really consider it my resolution, but around January 1st, I got fed up with how long SC, my big bad book, was taking to finish. My—well, my resolution, to this issue was to write 500 words before bed every day so I'd finish it faster. And for the first week, with the help of … Continue reading Writer Burnout
I've spent the last few days posting on my Bookstagram and plotting out my novel, SC. If I'm going to start over again, I'll make sure it's the last time I do so, at least to this extent. I've tried to make extra sure that each event has a cause and effect, so that one … Continue reading Ending
Books and Writing
January is dangerous. It can make you think about what you've done and what you're going to do, and whether it is enough. Whether you are enough. It can lead you to set goals you struggle to reach, and to compare yourself to others. January puts everything into question. I scrapped about 40k words the … Continue reading Books and Writing
This giveaway is closed and the winners have been notified. Thank you for participating! I've been writing this blog for three years now and you guys have been following, either from the beginning or just recently, and I love you all for it. Without each and everyone one of you, I'd feel like … Continue reading GIVEAWAY! Yay!
Willow & James
James likes Willow. Willow likes James. There's nothing standing in their way...right? I'm trying something new. Here is the first chapter to a novel. I think I might start posting first chapters to things. I want to write, but I have so many projects it's hard to focus on just one. If a first chapter … Continue reading Willow & James