Ramblings of an Aspiring Author
March 2022 Updates: Arguably one of the most exciting things that have happened in my life during 2022 has been signing with my literary agent, Eva Scalzo of Speilburg Literary Agency. I’m beyond excited to send my dark YA fantasy into the world and hopefully/ultimately into your hands. Continue reading →
Is there a word for someone who voluntarily does uncomfortable stuff? Masochistic is way too strong of a word, but there has to be some obscure, specific term for us fools who enjoy running. Anyway, my sister and I voluntarily run half marathons, and we’re working our way through every state. This weekend and next, … Continue reading →
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 →
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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