Twelve days ago I rode my camp horse, Shadow, for the last time before camp ended. She’s a sturdy but small Tennessee Walking Horse, and she’s so delicate and fine-boned that I suspect she has some Arabian in her. Since I was the smallest person working at the barn, I got to be her exercise… Continue reading The Small But Significant Things
Friday the 2nd was my last day working at summer camp. While I still have a small part-time job on the side, my days had abruptly emptied themselves. Today I had no external responsibilites. All day I found myself checking the time, trying to make sure I didn’t miss… what? I don’t even know. Whenever… Continue reading The Lethargic Writer
I gave up on The Heart Keeper. Normally I don’t advocate tossing ninety-nine percent finished projects to the wayside. But HK was giving me nightmares (not literally, but close), and it was making me resent and hate writing in general. Hence why I’ve ignored Of a Writerly Sort for quite some time. But I’ve started… Continue reading New Project
I am this close to finishing my WIP. This close. Nine times out of ten, my novels are between ten thousand and twenty thousand words longer than I anticipated. This little gem is no different. I’m plodding towards the ending and flirting with the 90,000 word mark. That’s not horrible for a sci-fi/fantasy, but it’s… Continue reading Finishing
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Mirriam Neal, a lovely young woman and talented author who I’ve known for five years. She blogs here, and her official Facebook page is here. Why should you care? Read on and you’ll find out 🙂 Her bio, in her own words: Mirriam Neal is a nineteen-year-old young… Continue reading Interview with Author Mirriam Neal
Today I rode one of the oldest horses in the barn, a very sweet-tempered Tennessee Walking Horse mare named Lady. For camp, she stays on lead while I or one of the other barn staff lead her around with a child on her back. She has her quirks, but she has always been an utter… Continue reading 3 Things Riding Teaches Writers
I think we can all agree being a writer is not a way to make big bucks. If you didn’t know this, I’m sorry for bursting your bubble. There’s money to be made, sure, but if you want to be a millionaire I’d suggest becoming a surgeon or anesthesiologist. Something I’ve been mulling over ever… Continue reading Thoughts on Publishing
I haven’t been around for a while. I was super busy getting straight A’s at school! Whoohoo! I’ve become very anal about my schooling in the past two years, and when push comes to shove, school trumps everything else in the world when it comes to importance (short of breathing, ’cause, y’know, that’s important in… Continue reading Where Have I Been?
I like to talk about editing and critiquing a lot. I want to be an editor, so it’s a topic that’s constantly on my mind. Some of you probably remember my rant on critique partner etiquette. But between my four English classes this semester, I’m currently in the midst of two writing workshops, and these… Continue reading Being Workshopped
In a way that feels ostentatious (I always feel that way when talking about myself or my stories), I announce that CALIFORNIA GIRL’s chapter one has been posted on Wattpad and Figment. After a very long wait. After much laziness on my part. Normally, I don’t like to brag. But today’s Writer’s Market class was… Continue reading Like Free Stories?