NaNoWriMo 2017

It’s that time of the year again! NaNoWriMo starts the day after tomorrow, and I’m beyond excited. Even though I write full-time, it’s a great period for amateur and professional writers alike to spend a little more time doing what we love, writing! And more importantly, sharing our work, thoughts, and process. This year I’m […]

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Media For The Witching Hour

What’s that? It’s the sound of a free schedule. After months of sorting out life changes, soul searching, and non-stop commitments, I’m now in the position to carve out my own path—and it’s about damn time. I can finish the first book of BoI, and start looking for a stellar job…perhaps, start my MA? WHO […]

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(Semi-Literary) Book Recommendations For Gamers

Like all writers (and avid readers), I read. A lot. Whether I’m lugging around a multi-pound hardcover, or have my kindle tucked into my bag, I always have a book within arm’s length (no joke). I’m usually juggling two to four at any given time, and have a release schedule for up-and-coming titles I can’t […]

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Summer Notes

To say the very least, this has been in unexpectedly eventful summer. I’ve said farewell for now to some, and hello to others. I’ve hit some frustrating walls with my writing, but also discovered new things about my writing. I’ve been sick, and redeveloped my undergrad sleep schedule (which is almost nonexistent). I’ve fought a […]

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HIATUS Update

I’ve been on a sort of HIATUS over the last couple of months while I’ve been sorting out some “bigger” life challenges. Relationships, work, health, the whole gamut came knocking on my door at once. A little over a month ago I announced that I would be doing a “Summer Write-In” challenge, and while I’ve […]

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Summer Write-In

I’ve been on somewhat of a HIATUS over the last few months trying to sort out where I want to go with the book while sifting through some tougher life decisions. I also hit a sort of content-wall, where I felt as if everything that I was trying to write felt forced. Well, thankfully that […]

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Always Evolving & BoI

In 2016 I moved to the West Coast, danced a little bit with the gaming industry, and met who ended up being the main character of my first book. This year, it’s all about the writing. Since we celebrated the new year a few months back, I’ve been busy working through BoI. I’ve set a new goal to […]

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February Notes

When I’m not writing BoI full-time or working for GeekGirlCon, I’m a media buff. Books, TV, movies, games—the easiest way to my heart is with some good art direction and a stellar plot line (or, well, general intelligence). To keep a steady flow of content here during book edits, I’ve decided to start a little monthly […]

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My 2017 Gaming Wish List

January has come and gone, and we’re nearing the end of February…it’s about time I put out my “Most Anticipated” list for the year. As I’m not a big fan of the current political air, I plan on spending a great deal of time absorbed in media. Between book revisions and writing, the beginning of my agent search (can […]

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The Book of Illiyan: NaNoWriMo Retrospective

…and What Happens Next I finished NaNoWriMo 2016 in the wee hours of Thanksgiving morning. Around 3am, I officially clocked in at 51,319 words. As I explained in the first process update, I changed my initial project during the first week. Originally, I wanted to revisit my college thesis, Chrysanthemum Frowns, and begin to rework that piece […]

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