#WritersLife Segment

All the entries in my #WritersLife segment, starting with the most recently posted:


Establishing a (Fun) Reading Schedule
Whether you're a serious blogger or a recreational reader, establishing a reading schedule for fun can be more therapeutic than you think.


Changing Up Your Inner Office
If your muse needs a push of encouragement, try switching up these 5 writing strategies to change up your inner office.


Measuring Your Writing Progress
Counting words works for some writers, but if that feels stale, switch up your counting technique to keep those sentences flowing.


Finding Inspiration to Write
After suffering through a dry spell with my work, I uncovered new ways to motivate myself to get those words on paper.


Beautiful moments
Life is full of beautiful moments.


Meeting Author Jenny Martin
I met Tracked and Marked author Jenny Martin in May 2016, and she recognized me. My year was made that night.


Camp NaNoWriMo 2016 Update
Camp NaNoWriMo has gone in a way I did not expect and is proving to be a mixture of joyful and frustrating moments.


Participating in Camp NaNoWriMo 2016
For my first time, I'm joining the campsite for NaNoWriMo's April event.


Please Consider NaNoWriMo This Year
There are four big reasons every writer should participate in National Novel Writing Month.


Importance of Writing Everyday
Providing four reasons why writers need to sit down and put even a few sentences on paper each day to keep their skill sharpened.


The Day Job
How the term hinders writers and why it should be tossed.


Meeting Author Marissa Meyer
Not only did I meet her and get my copies of Scarlet, Winter, and Stars Above signed, I didn't faint.


Meeting Author A.G. Howard 
The time when I chatted with Howard about the super awesome literary agents in the business (and got Splintered and Unhinged signed).


Completing a Revised Outline
I finished my latest novel on Dec. 14. Now I've finished the revised outline for the rewrites that are scheduled to begin on Feb. 1.


Book and Writing Goals for 2016
As with every new year, people want to set ideas and dreams in motion because it's a clean slate. I don't make resolutions, per se, but I do create goals.


Finishing the First Draft of NaNoWriMo 2015 Novel
I am so excited to announce I finished the (complete) first draft of my NaNoWriMo 2015 novel!


YA Sc-Fi and un-education
Writing my new novel while putting a halt on my higher education after my acceptance into Hamline University's MFA program.


NaNoWriMo 2015: Day 2
A word count update and novel progress post about my latest endeavor with National Novel Writing Month.


Book Marketing and NaNo 2015 Prep
Revealing not only my plan for NaNo 2015, but also my new job with a children's author!


NaNoWriMo 2015 Countdown
It's hard to believe in 26 days, I'll be sitting down to write the beginning of a story. And in 28 days, I'll probably be freaking out about my word count.


Ways to Improve Creative Writing Programs
I realized that I want to know more about revision, beta readers, CPs, and querying, and I wish all this information had been available when I was in college.


Query Process Update and Slow Bloggers
I finally started my querying process for my YA Contemporary piece currently titled A Second Chance. I sent it to three agents.


Paid Internships and Why They Are Awesome
I'm going to talk about paid internships (which my new job is) and give a few reasons why more student writers need to look into them.


Expanding as a Blogger and Reader
I've been dabbling in other areas of book reviews, and I want to spend some time on that to better explain why there haven't been as many reviews up on the site as there should be.


Working as a (Creative) Writer
For this installment, I wanted to share some news about one of the businesses I work for and share some of my writing career past with y'all.


Graduate School and New Projects
In a month's time, I was accepted as a YA/MG intern with a New York-based literary agency, started revisions on a new novel, and was accepted into graduate school!


New Internship and Sold-Out Tickets
I take the good with bad as I jump into a new publishing internship after learning I wouldn't be seeing one of my dream authors.


End of Revision Round 1 for NaNo 2014 Novel
The edits and rewrites for the first revision of my NaNoWriMo 2014 novel (titled A Second Chance as of this moment) have come to an end.


NaNoWriMo 2014 - COMPLETED
It’s been exactly six weeks since I embarked on my NaNoWriMo 2014 journey, and now I can say, that 79,000 words, 250 pages, and endless lost hours of sleep and social life have led to a completed novel!


NaNoWriMo 2014 - I Promise to Revise
I promised the great minds at NaNoWriMo that I would revise my 2014 novel in January and February.


NaNoWriMo 2014 - TGIO!
While I finished my 50K words for NaNoWriMo 2014 on November 26th (PURPLEEEE!), it never feels like NaNo is over until I can no longer update my word count.


NaNoWriMo 2014: Week 1
Okay, so we’re closer to Week 2 at this point, but I do want to focus on what happened in the first third of the competition.


NaNoWriMo 2014 - Preparing for NaNoWriMo
Maybe it’s because I never know what I’m going to write before November 1st strikes, but I never prepare for NaNoWriMo. This year I plan on writing an outline for a dystopian novel.

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