Plot Bunnies


Deconstructing the Artist

I am in this great and terrifying space where it’s time to work on a new project. If you’re not in the writing world, you may not have heard the term “plot bunny.” Plot bunnies are those little snippets of inspiration that can hit you anywhere, at anytime. It can be as small as a […]

June 1, 2017

RT Vegas Top Ten


Fun Stuff, List

In what is now a tradition, here are my top ten moments from this year’s┬áRT Convention! Meeting up with friends from last year and making new friends. This isn’t a moment, this was the whole five days. I loved seeing my posse again and adding some new members. We’re taking on the world, one romance […]

April 27, 2016

Truths


Deconstructing the Artist

Here’s the truth – writing a book is hard. To quote The Princess Bride, “Life is pain. Anyone who says differently is selling something.” The same can said for writing a book. Writing a book is pain, anyone who says differently is probably trying to sell you a sure fire formula to writing a novel […]

February 28, 2016

Stuff I’ve Done – The Outtakes


List

I have managed to spill coffee on myself, my couch, my afghan, or my floor every day for the past three months. I’m not even surprised anymore. I finished my NaNoWriMo challenge with 2 days to spare! The last week was tough because what I thought was the midpoint was actually the climax and the […]

December 2, 2015

Where Did You Go?


Deconstructing the Artist

The simplest answer? NaNoWriMo. The most complex answer involves me taking on too many activities and jobs and overthinking everything and generally feeling like I’m in over my head. But really it’s NaNo. I’m dedicating all of my writing hours to putting in words on my new, untitled novel. I just pass 27,000 words today […]

November 13, 2015

Love a Good List


List

This past Sunday I finished the first draft of my novel (yeah!). The moment I wrote those words “the end,” I felt sad, like losing my best friend sad. I love first drafts, that’s why I start and abandon so many of them. BUT, if there is ever to be a final draft or a […]

September 9, 2015

What It’s All About


Deconstructing the Artist

In an effort to improve my blogging, particularly my posting consistency, I have signed up for Blogging University‘s class “Blogging 101.” First assignment? Post who I am and why I’m here. Since I’ve had this blog going for a bit, I hope my stalwart followers (Anna) know that this blog is about writing, books, and […]

September 7, 2015

RT – The Photo Edition


Fun Stuff

  Tamora Pierce and I, hanging out in the bar, talking about Alanna!     Meg Cabot and I at her Princess Diaries Fan Party. My advance copy of the last Princess Diaries book that I won in a raffle.   My fellow aspiring authors and I, all dressed up and ready for the Steampunk […]

May 22, 2015