Ramblings of an Aspiring Author

February 2022 Update

My exciting news this month is that the preorder campaigns are live for the anthologies containing my work. So thrilled to finally hold my words in my hands, surrounded by other great stories! Continue reading

2022 Goals

So far, the 2020’s aren’t treating us so awesome, but new year, fresh slate. We’re all sneaking into 2022, hoping it doesn’t notice us (and hoping it doesn’t realize it’s pronounced 2020 two). Still, I do enjoy a good new year to light a fire under my butt and set some goals.

End of the Year Review

If I had to compare my 2021 to anything, it would be an aspiring novelist’s first draft of their first book. An exciting start, completely awful horrendous saggy middle, and an decent finish. Continue reading

Mid-Year Resolution Check In

It’s already July? Where 2020 was a dragging pile of slow, 2021 is flying by! Halfway through the year, here’s my New Year’s Resolution check in.

Twitter Pitches

The countdown to #PitMad is just a few weeks away, and with #PitDark on Thursday, I wanted to write a post about Twitter pitches: what they are, how to craft a good pitch and a link to a calendar. Continue reading

The Writer: A Study in Clichés

We avoid clichés in our writing—or we should—but it’s essentially fact that as a collective, writers are basically tropes. We’re either team tea or team coffee, and we have animal sidekicks that we prefer over people (Hello, fellow introverts!). Here are four of my favorite writer clichés that may or may not be verified by … Continue reading

A Writer’s Greatest Enemy

What is the biggest hurdle to writing? Is it finding the time? Is it waiting for inspiration to strike? Is it constructing the perfect setup in your house or a café (pre-COVID) with the perfect beverage at the perfect temperature with the optimal background music at the perfect volume? And then as soon as any one of those components fall out of balance, your concentration shatters?

While these are annoying, I would like to argue that the biggest hurdle to writing is more insidious. More secretive. I put forth that Procrastination is the highest barrier to sitting your butt in a chair and putting words on a page. Continue reading


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