• The Shadows: A Book a Week Challenge

    One of my goals this year is to try and read a book a week, because it’s easy to do and I love reading but it’s always one of the first things to leave when I get too busy. As a way to hold up my end of the bargain I’ve decided to write reviews of everything I watch and read because, let’s face it, I’m a writer and I pick apart a lot of books and shows without meaning to because I like to see the different ideas that at went into writing the book/show/movie. So I have a few that will come up because I can’t get them…

  • Crush That Internal Editor: NaNoWriMo Tips

    I’ve had multiple questions about how I write as fast as I do and what I do and I think I’m just so used to it that I don’t bat an eyelash at it anymore. I think it’s normal, but I have to remember that not everyone has the same thought process as I do. Note to self: everyone is different, even if you don’t want to believe it. I love NaNoWriMo for so many reasons. One: it actually helped me edit less when writing initial drafts and let me enjoy the process of writing a story. Two: You meet some rad people and get to strengthen already rad bonds.…

  • Staying Positive When It Comes to Rewriting

    I thought that I’d have this down. I thought that writing my second draft would be easy.  I thought I could stay positive when I started the rewrite. I was wrong. So, so, soooo wrong. I was cocky and expectant. I thought that by now I’d surely be able to finish it and be ready and raring to go for more edits. Did you know that only 5% of an a first draft makes it into the second? Five per cent. Do you know how terrifying that actually is? This novel has been a work in progress for 12 years from it’s conception as an idea I had in year 9.…

  • Listening to My Body

      My happy place has always been the beach. I learned this as a teenager and I’ve been dreaming of getting down to the beach, but I don’t have a car at the moment and with public transport it would be an hour and forty minute trip down, so I’ve been missing out. I’ve been craving it really. It might have been because I’ve self diagnosed myself with a possible muscle tear from Body Attack and put myself on rest. Uneasy rest mind you, but I’m trying to listen to my body. I’m trying really hard to slow down. I rely on my legs, a lot, and the possible tear…