Author Goals 2020 Quarter One Wrap-Up and Q2 Goals

I hope that you are all doing well and staying healthy. I know that this spring looks a little different than we all imagined just a couple months ago. Today I wanted to check in on my Quarter One goals to let you know how I did and talk about my goals for Quarter Two.

Writing Life – The Planning Process (Part 1:The Quick-Reference Story Guide)

Today I wanted to begin a series diving into my planning process. As with my revision series, I do things my own individual way. I’ve always been fascinated by other authors’ planning processes so I wanted to share my own in case something I do could be helpful for another writer.

Quarter One AMA – March 2020 Bonus Post

Since March has seven Mondays, I thought it would be fun to do a little ask me anything type post. I’d like to maybe shoot for doing one of these quarterly – I took this quarter’s questions on my instagram story however you can feel free to leave any in a comment below, or shoot me a direct message.

Writing Life: Behind-the-Scenes of Initial Revision (Part Two)

We’re diving back into a behind-the-scenes peek at my revision process. First things first, my initial revision process is very different from those I’ve seen of other authors. This is what works for me, however I highly encourage you to look up Susan Dennard’s revision series because she does an excellent job breaking down how she goes about revisions.

Writing Process: Fast Drafting and Why I’m Not Against It

Today I wanted to dive into the drafting aspect of writing novels. If you are a part of the writing community, you may have noticed that there has been some recent backlash about the concept of fast drafting. I was a little taken aback when the conversation first started as I believe that every writer’s process is unique and no single process is “superior.” I think for the most part we all agree with that.

Reading Life: Five Star Books of 2019

Today I thought that I’d share the list of books that I read last year and rated as five star reads on Goodreads. This list is solely comprised of books that I had read for the first time in 2019 so the Harry Potter books from my reread last year are not included on this list even though I rate four of them as five star reads.

Writing Life: Behind-the-Scenes of Initial Revision (Part One)

Today I wanted to dive into my writing process a little bit. I have often enjoyed when other authors reveal bits about their writing process so I thought I’d share a bit about mine. Since I am in the midst of the initial round of revisions for Autumn Sunrise, that’s the part of the process I’ll be documenting over the next month or so.