A Writer’s Journal: March ’21

While my novella has a LONG way to go until it’s ready for submission, I’m enjoying this process so much. I love the main character and how she moves through this world. I’m trying to shy away from actively revising the story as I draft, but I’ve made notes on what I want to research and add to the story in future drafts.

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February Reads

I’m surprised by how quickly I hit a reading slump this year. I think the ‘Winter Blues’ hit harder than normal given the general unease of this year. I had high hopes for this month in terms of reading goals, but that fizzled pretty quickly. Thankfully I read SOMETHING this month and most of the […]

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A Writer’s Journal: Feb. ’21

I managed to accomplish some things in February. I wrote a short story for an anthology, submitted said short story and started another short story for another anthology. I started drafting my novella and I have three volunteers willing to beta read my draft and offer feedback. I’m also brainstorming (aka daydreaming about) an idea for a novel inspired by games like Harvest Moon and Stardew Valley.

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January Reads

From novellas to novels to the occasional non-fiction book, I chipped away at my ‘TBR’ list in preparation for the host of highly anticipated books that will be published later this year.

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Writer’s Journal: Jan. ’21

Currently Drafting: Galactic roller rink story QueerBlades story Currently Editing: Cut From Mother’s Bones It feels so good returning to these posts. As I’ve mentioned before, these posts are a form of accountability. They force me to track the different projects I’m working on in a month, which is so important for someone who struggles […]

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2021 Writing Intentions and Goals

I’m always optimistic at the start of a new year. No matter how tough 2020 was, I choose to hope and believe that 2021 will be better in its own way. And I choose to believe that with hard work and some courage, I will see my writing career flourish in unimaginable ways! Or at the very least, I’ll publish some fantastic short stories.

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I’m Doing A Reading!

Last year, I joined a lovely group of writers primarily composed for people from my graduate school. I think I’ll dedicated another post to my experiences with this group and how it’s helped my writing during this pandemic. But for now I’ll say that I’m grateful to meet with this group every Saturday afternoon to […]

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2020 Writing Roundup

My stories have value because I say so, not because someone else deems it so. Of course, publications and awards are important. I’d love for my work to be read around the world. But for now, I’m happy with writing self-indulgent stories. Because I’m my first and most important reader and it’s important that I enjoy the story.

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