Reading Recap: October 2019

Oct2019RRUnfortunately, I am nursing a wicked headache so there will be only one long reading recap. October featured some travel, excellent reads, and more lessons to be learned by reading. Continue reading

#NaNoPlotMo: My Alternative Project Plan for NaNoWriMo

#NaNoPlotMoBlooming Love Promo.pngIt is November. A month of holiday lead-up, Halloween (and quite possibly autumn) are over, and the writing sprints of NaNoWriMo begin. As someone who completed two novels this year, the idea of writing 50,000 words again exhausts me. Therefore, I’m playing my own game: #NaNoPlotMo, or National Novel Plotting Month.

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Writing is Hard Part 6: The Waiting Room of Querying

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This gorgeous header was made by Rey Noble

Ah, querying. When you distill your tens of thousands (some people have written hundreds of thousands? wow!) of words of a novel into 250-300 words in the hopes that an agent will pick it up. But how long do people wait? How do you know if your query is working? Well, I wanted to share my experience and hopefully help ease people’s expectations around the querying journey by answering:

  1. Is my query working?
  2. How long have I been waiting on different responses?
  3. What were the outcomes?

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Reading Recap: September 2019 (Audiobooks)

SeptemberAudiobooks2019RRSince I had taken several walks during break times of my September hell writing time, I wound up listening to quite a few audiobooks. Here are the highlights. Continue reading

Reading Recap: September 2019 (Hardcopies and Kindle)

SeptemberHCK2019RR.pngSeptember was such a wild time. Between finishing an entire novel, a fraught day of business travel, and celebrating my seventh anniversary with the boyfriend, it was a busy time! Anyway, here are some books that weren’t read to me by some talented voice actors. Continue reading

Reading Recap: August 2019 (Audiobooks)

AugustAudio2019RR.pngA pinched nerve for two weeks took me out of commission, but having my boyfriend in town was massively helpful. It also gave me a chance to read some excellent audiobooks, which I will share with you below. Continue reading