I decided that I started writing romances when I realized that the paranormal-type stories that I was writing tended to lean more toward being a romance, with all the other stuff in the background. And that’s all it ever was to me—stuff. Werewolves, vampires, faeries, princes, princesses, it’s all just background stuff. Let me get this straight: there’s nothing wrong with books that aren’t purely romances. I’ve been working on reading North and South by John Jakes for the last few months (it’s taken me a few months because I’d get distracted by other novels) and also The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey, both of which have romance in them, but it’s not the main focal point. It’s just as a writer and a reader of romances, I live for those moments when the girl and guy interact, their first date, their first kiss, etc. That stuff is what drives my love for reading. There’s this great blog called Nose Stuck in a Book (totally check it out) and if you follow them on Facebook, they put out a list of Free digital romances, ranging from contemporary to paranormal to sports, you get the picture. I was the perusing the […]
I haven’t written a post in a while about my journey to publication. I’d like to say that my life got crazy—and it totally did—but I think that the main reason for my absence is that I’ve had a bit of a reality check. You see, I had this grand idea that I would send out my novel and within a few weeks there would magical happy dances and excited clapping. That was the dream, anyway. But then I realized that my novel was long. As in 130,000 words long, with the “average” word count for a novel being around 70,000. That means that what I wrote was almost double the word count. Double! It could’ve been split into two novels. For someone who HATES cliffhangers (most of the time), I knew that I had two options: cut it down or start anew. I chose the second option. In the month of December, I started a new novel. By the end of the month I had about 70,000 words and I finally finished at about 90,000. That was super manageable—I was able to cut down and even though I’m still in the process of editing, I think that that smaller […]
So I hate spiders. Really, really, really hate them *shudders*. So check this out for the 12 signs that spiders might just be your mortal enemy.
Because if I’m writing about things that interest me, I’ve got to be honest and say that I’m about two steps away from proposing to my phone…even if I don’t entirely understand it. Read here!
If you love Taylor Swift, then you know that that’s a lyric from her song, “Out of the Woods.” Great song, right? Best line, right? So of course I’m sure that you can guess what this articles about: Taylor Swift. Take a read!
As an English and Library Informatics double major, I’ve found that finals week isn’t so bad, it’s the weeks that are before that truly suck. You’ve got end of term papers to write, journals, pieces and stories, etc. The finals are a breeze. So here’s an article about that.
I pride myself on being nice to everyone, no matter who they are. It’s been ingrained in me since I was a kid, so here’s an article on kindness!
This one’s on forgetting people…even if they had a major roll in your life. Check it out!
As a writer, I think you feel things more deeply. It’s probably the same for anyone in the arts. You dissect the TV, movies, books, music (literally everything) in your life because you feel like it’s something you can use to fuel that craft. But then again, sometimes (most of the time) it’s just for your viewing entertainment. For laughing. For ugly crying. For, again, everything. So check out my article of the 8 TV moments that wrecked me (don’t they all?)
So, I wrote this back in April when it felt like there was no end in sight. Of course, this is May, so that ending did eventually come…somehow. And, you know, I made it out alive. Who knew? Anyways, here’s the article I wrote back when I didn’t think I would. Check it out!