Hi YA Bookcasers! Today is going to be a short but sweet post. I'm curious - what book are you reading now, and would you recommend it (why or why not)? Here are my current reads: 2nd last read: I finally read The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater. Now, this isn't due to not wanting to… Continue reading What are you reading?
Hi Ya Bookcasers! I hope that May is treating you well! Today, I want to share with you my favorite five book covers! These are from no particular years; they're just the ones I like. What are your favorites? The sheer beauty of this cover blows me away. It's full of atmosphere, tension, and… Continue reading My favorite book covers…
Hi YA Bookcasers, In April, I was on a little blogging hiatus. For all the great reasons - flying to the UK for my dad's 70th birthday (we all chipped in and he's flying to Vienna to see his favorite singer perform!). Buying my wedding dress (it wasn't quite the one I thought I'd get… Continue reading Life outside the writing
Hi YaBookcasers, You might have noticed that this month I've skipped a few posts. It's not because I didn't have time to write one, or that I didn't have anything to say. It's because it was time to have a little self-care. And that's exactly what I want to talk about today! The writing world… Continue reading Writing & self-care
Hey YABookcasers! Today, I'd like to look at big story ideas. You know, the ones that you think of and think of and think of...but don't write. That cool, awesome big story that has an amazing world, dynamic characters, a killer plot, but yet, you're still not putting fingers to keyboard. So why not?I've been… Continue reading Big story ideas & what to do with them
Hey YABookcasers! Have you ever had an old story idea that you absolutely love, but can't quite get the gumption to work on? You love the concept and characters, but something is blocking your progress. Or perhaps you wrote it a long time ago, and now you're looking at it as this mammoth task of… Continue reading Reviving an old story
Hi YABookcasers, I've been talking to some friends lately, and it seems many of them have hit a writerly slump throughout the years (myself included!). I'm not talking about writer's block. The question that's got my attention is "Where did all the good ideas go?"Let me expound. Big blockbuster books hit the shelves regularly -… Continue reading Where did all the good ideas go?
Hi YABookcasers, I don't often touch on my personal life through the blog. Sometimes I mention my epilepsy as it's an important topic to me. Sometimes I talk about my horses and dogs. A few people who know me know I have early-onset osteoarthritis. Today, I felt the need to discuss the difference between depression,… Continue reading Epilepsy & osteoarthritis: depression, anxiety, or ego?
Hey YABookcasers! A lot of writers have said to me that they feel they're impostors when writing, and that they're really not cut out for the publishing industry. Somehow, they feel like their work is lesser, that there are other "real" authors out there, and they're not one of them. Today, I'd like to talk… Continue reading Writers & Imposter Syndrome
Hi YABookcasers! Last week, I told you how a dog could help break writer's block. This week, in keeping with the animal theme, I'm going to tell you three of the writing lessons my horse taught me...First of all, this is said horse: Chew on it. Ever seen a horse in a field (of course… Continue reading 3 writing lessons from a horse