Everything goes dark as the car submerges completely, and my breath comes in short gasps. It’s all I can hear above the rushing river and the metal against glass as I continue my attempts at escape.
Recently, a writer friend asked me how I combat writer’s block. Before I share what I told her, let me just tell you that writer’s block doesn’t discriminate. I don’t care if you’re JK frickin Rowling, every author is afflicted with this curse. Case in point, I gave this friend my answer for battling writer’s … Continue reading 3 ways to combat writer’s block
A few years ago, I was shopping at Trader Joe’s when I saw every parent’s nightmare unfold in front of me. A woman was gathering fruit from the bin while her toddler stood in the large part of the grocery cart. Without warning, the cart tipped and the toddler fell to the ground. The mother … Continue reading Inconvenient inspiration, and how to seize it before it slips away
My current WIP is Numbered, a dystopian romance, set to release next year (date TBD). While we wait, I thought I'd introduce you to the main characters of this novel. Everyone, meet Noelle and Ryder. The year is 2050, and technology has advanced so that people know the exact date of their death and how … Continue reading Numbered, a dystopian romance: Meet Noelle & Ryder
What are my writing goals for 2019? First, let me share this year’s goals. It was NOT so much to write, but to rest, reset, and learn. I think I’ve done a killer job doing that. One of the ways I’ve done that is by reading A LOT. I’ve read across genres, good writing, bad … Continue reading My writing goals for 2019
If you follow me on social media (and you should: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter), you are already aware that my novel writing hiatus has ended and I'm working on my next book. I realized today that I haven't actually written that here, which is just awful! So here you go: I'M WRITING ANOTHER BOOK! I'm really … Continue reading Numbered ~ a novel ~ coming soon!
There are two stories that stand out for me in my childhood memories. In the first, I’m in 6th grade, standing off to the side while the new girl, surrounded by the most popular girls in my class, decided who was cool enough to hang out with her, and who wasn’t. We all played the … Continue reading Dethroning the 6th grade queen of the playground
I'm on my lunch break right now, taking a class where the teacher is really into breaks. "Shall we take a break?" he asks every 30 minutes, which sounds awesome, except I'd rather get out early than take frequent breaks. Our dinner break is an actual 1 hour and 40 minutes (it's an 8-hour class), … Continue reading Just a place
At the start of 2018, I dedicated this year to confidence. I aimed to build on my confidence and become more surefooted in my endeavors, my path, and make solid steps toward my future. A few days after making this vow, I agreed to be my mother-in-law’s caretaker for a week. That week turned into … Continue reading Stepping out of the shame storm to embrace confidence
I'm reading "Make Your Words Work," by Gary Provost, an essential book for every writer. This is a book I wish I'd read before ever attempting to write a novel. I've barely scratched the surface, and already I've learned so much. One of the exercises in the book was to write a paragraph using all … Continue reading Writing exercise: Using all 5 senses