As I wrap up both the first draft of my book and my 2019 reading challenges, I've encountered a little bit of an emotional, let's call it a roadblock. Without getting too into the part of my story I'm writing, my narrating character, actually historical person John Laurens, is going through some things. It's hard … Continue reading How the books I read affects my writing.
A year ago today, I was sitting at my desk at work, and I sent my friend Jen a series of text messages (like I do every day because I'm that friend). The first being "I'm pretty sure today is Alexander Hamilton's birthday" and then "I think I want to start a blog." So I … Continue reading A Year of Blogging
Yesterday, my friend, Jen, posted a Facebook live video (you can find her live videoes here she makes insprational and thought provoking videos about small ways to make your life a little bit better each day.) about what you wanted to be when you were seven and how those first career goals shape your life and … Continue reading A Writer’s Life, my NaNoWriMo Journey.
WWW Wednesday is a meme currently hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. It’s very simple – answer the three questions and leave a link in Sam’s post. The Three Ws are: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next? What am I … Continue reading WWW Wednesday November 1st
*As much as I try to keep it out of my blog, there is some political talk in this blog post.* When I started this blog in late January, I had grand plans. I was going to write book reviews on Mondays, have a long post about something book related on Wednesdays, and post short stories … Continue reading Is 2017 Sucking Out The Creativity?
Top 5 Wednesday is currently being hosted by Sam at ThoughtsOnTomes. If you want to learn more about the group or are considering joining in, check out the Goodreads group. Each week has a different topic, and you just post five books that fit that topic. This week's topic is authors you would love to … Continue reading Top 5 Wednesday: Authors you want more of
Mr. and Mrs. Dursley of number 4, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much. This is the first line of the book that changed so many of our lives. It changed mine. It grabbed me by the hand and dug 11-year-old me into the wizarding world head first. … Continue reading First Impressions: first lines
Full disclosure: I work for the company that published the book that I will be talking about today. I was not involved in this book, but I do know the author. A few months ago, I realized that I read the same kinds of books. I read mostly Young Adult contemporary books, many of the same … Continue reading Expanding my reading experiences
In October, a friend of mine started a podcast that is incredibly interesting and different than what I usually listen to when it comes to podcasts. It also one of those things that you, as a listener, need to talk about after listening to it, so here I am. I should state that I have … Continue reading Can I talk about podcasts here on my book blog? Yes? K cool.
Over the weekend, I experienced what I can only call the greatest experience of my life. I attended NerdCon: Nerdfighteria 2017 in Boston MA, where along with 3499 other nerdfighters I celebrated 10 years of Vlogbrother's videos and the community that has been created because of what they did in 2007. I guess I will begin … Continue reading The Greatest Weekend of my Entire Life