April 18, 2014

Words Are Beautiful

Happy Good Friday, fellow bloggers! In the spirit of “peace and goodwill to all mankind” (and yes, I know that’s technically regarding Christmas, but we wouldn’t celebrate Christmas without the reason behind Easter!), for today’s post about things I would recommend, I’m going to wax poetic about… wait for it… … Words. I love words. Words change lives. A single word of…

April 16, 2014


Rejection sucks. There’s no way to sugar-coat it. In any area of life, rejection – in one form or another – is crushing. It hurts. It chips away at our self-esteem, it kicks the metaphorical spleen of our pride, and it shreds the lingering vestiges of our hope. It’s just plain uncool. But you know…

April 14, 2014

Fictional Characters Have Feelings Too… Right?

I love character development. There’s just something so beautiful about creating an entirely new being out of nothing. I’m not a mother of real-life children, so I can’t exactly make an informed comparison, but I’m guessing it’s a similar sort of experience to watching a baby grow into adulthood (and beyond). As a writer, we…

April 01, 2014

Dream Big. Dream Bright.

You might be a writer. You might be a dancer. You might be an artist, a chef, a teacher, a mother, a doctor, a carpenter, a student, a janitor, a musician, a preacher, a lawyer, a politician… You might be none of those at all. But it doesn’t matter, because I think we can all agree…

March 29, 2014

Editing Done!

It’s just after 2 o’clock in the morning and I’ve (finally) just finished editing the second book in my YA fantasy series. YAY! A normal person would have gone to bed at a much more reasonable hour, but when I’m writing or editing, I tend to lose all sense of time. …*shrugs* … It’s a gift. (Not). I…

March 27, 2014

Special Delivery!

Look at what just arrived in the post! I’m so excited! Now I just have to find the time to read these beauties… Opinions wanted: which one should I start with?