I’ve been burnt out with my writing ever since National Novel Writing Month finished. I think it’s a combination of real-life stress and the sheer amount of work I did (50,000 words is a lot!). It’s been a struggle, but this last week, I have been forcing myself to write. And I need to keep reminding myself why. So without further ado, here are my reasons why I should FINISH my NaNoWriMo project:Read More →

Okay, guys. I hate to admit it, but I am slacking. Usually, I am completely prepared for this. I plan character, outline, make a cover, play around on the website. Everything. This year, I have a vague plan, less than a notebook page. I just have been so tired and lazy. I haven’t wanted to do anything. But it’s time I got my butt in gear. So here is my #NaNoWriMo to-do list. 1) Figure out the plot – I have a basic idea. It’s a romance, it’s set in my On Broadway series. It’s about a composer and his muse. But beyond that? UghRead More →

Hello fellow bloggers! After an unexpectedly long summer hiatus, I am back! And better than ever. Even dealing with a heat wave and no AC. I’ll be back with real blogs next week, so what topics would you like to see? And how was your summer?Read More →

Yesterday, I was writing an intense “will-they-or-won’t-they” breakup scene, and I found myself listening to a lot of Broadway showtunes while I did.  There’s something that comes from a heartfelt ballad and a belting voice that you can’t get anywhere else.  So here is what it inspired. The best Broadway breakup songs to write to.Read More →

Are you new to my blog? Welcome. I hope you enjoy your stay. If you’re looking to get to know me a little bit better, here are some recent highlights from my blog. Read them and comment. I’d love to get to know my followers a little bit better! My Favorite LOTR Characters: As a Teen vs. As an Adult Four Reasons I’m Terrified to Publish My Book Favorite First Ladies My Top 5 Favorite TV Politicians of All Time The Best Things to Keep In Mind When Setting a Daily Writing GoalRead More →

Every person I talked to told me that it is key for authors to start a blog. And more than that, it is key for authors to have a blog with a BRAND. A reason for people to keep coming back for more. I’ve been searching for my brand for years now.  Every time I think I’ve found it, I figure out something else I want to blog about. So far, my brand is: lists. Not even good lists. Silly lists. Stupid lists. Maybe I do need to find a bran to stick to. I’m not sure yet. But I’ve been thinking about it aRead More →

  I’ve participated in (and won) NaNoWriMo four times.  In fact, I’m working on self-publishing one of those novels right now.  The past two NaNos, I’ve been working a full-time teaching job while trying to complete the challenge.  It is stressful and crazy and hard, but it’s also one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done.  Below the cut is my advice to anyone wanting to be a NaNoWriMo superstar while working a full-time job.Read More →