• The Journey: Typing “The End”

    the end

    I didn’t used to think deciding on “the end” was hard. You’d write the last line of that novel and know that’s where the story should end. This has always been the case for me–I have always known where the writing should stop. Knowing where the editing should stop is a whole other ordeal. I have been editing my current WIP for almost six months. I know that seems like a long time, but let me put that into perspective for you: I wrote the first draft in about six months. To not spend at least as much time in the editing phase, to me, is a waste. So much…

  • The Journey: Sharing a WIP

    A little over a week ago, on Twitter, I shared the aesthetic board for my current work-in-progress (herein called LW). It’s a YA urban fantasy set in Toronto, Ontario. My CP and overall goddess Rebecca Mix encouraged me to do it after hers (deservedly so) got such positive response. I am so out of my shell, y’all. I’ve never done anything like this before, and to be honest, this is one of the scariest things I’ve ever done. LW is filled with a special kind of magic, and I hope you love it as much as I do. Here’s the aesthetic board for the project that has been my focus…

  • New Year, New Changes

    new year

    Happy New Year, babes. I thought long and hard about how and what I wanted to say in my first blog post of 2018. So, here it is. Since 2014, when I started this blog, I have posted something new every week. In 2018, I will no longer be posting every week. In the last year, the blog has become more of a job than a passion project, which is something I do not want the blog to be. I started writing here as a way to connect with other readers and writers; as a way to share my thoughts on my favourite books and authors. I want this blog to remain…

  • The Journey: Progress and the Perception of Progress

    Progress is such a tricky thing. How do you mark it? How do others perceive it? In my experience, the perception of progress is far from the reality. When I’m working on a writing project, as I’m sure many other writers can relate, I keep things fairly private. My family and friends know I’m writing, because that’s what I do, but they don’t know much else. My CPs are in the loop, but other than that the progress of my current WIP is pretty elusive. Progress, for a writer, can mean any number of things. To one writer, progress might mean getting 1,500 words written. Progress to another writer might mean…

  • The Journey: Making Time for Writing

    Making Time for Writing

    As I write this blog post, I’ve just finished exams, put in a full work week, have met a tight deadline, and am working on another deadline (two, actually). Making time for writing can be so hard, but if it’s what you love to do, you’ll always find a way. That’s what they say. Sometimes life is hard, you know? We can’t control everything, including how our time has to be spent. I realize that we all make choices which inform how our time is spent, but sometimes the choice is taken away. Sometimes, the choice is out of our control. So, if you’ve found it hard to find the time for reading…

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