Is It Me or The Muse? Two Questions to Consider When Re-Engaging A Stalled Novel

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The writing process is a complicated creature, whether you’ve working on your first novel or your fiftieth. Add in the mysticism that seems to follow writers around like a shadow and it can be hard to tell whether your novel is stalled because of some mystic force or just because you’re sick of looking at it and don’t really know what’s going on anymore.

This past month, I didn’t get a whole lot of work done on my current work-in-progress, The Prince’s Champion. I love the book, love the characters, and enjoy writing it, but something was just… off. Continue reading

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Thinking About Goals

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It always surprises me how little planning I do for my life. While the minutiae of the day are planned out in detail, it’s very rare that I have a weekly plan, or even a monthly or yearly idea of where I’m going. A part of that is probably because I realize how quickly circumstances can change and I want to be able to roll with whatever punches life throws my way. However, there’s one slight problem with that idea. Sometimes going into life without a plan can really backfire. Continue reading

June Carnival of Aces: Some Thoughts on Resiliency

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This month’s Carnival of Aces post is about resiliency.

I think that for someone on the queer spectrum, and particularly on the asexual and aromantic spectrums, being resilient is a necessity. I have to be able to bounce back and recover from a lot of fears, self-doubts, and disbelief. Continue reading

My Reaction to the Orlando Shooting

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Yesterday, a terrible thing happened. A lone gunman went into a LGBT+ nightclub in Orlando, Florida and decided to start shooting. He killed a lot of people and more are expected to die within the week from their injuries. According to the authorities, he was a member of ISIS and they’ve claimed the act. Families have been broken and friends are in shock. Continue reading

Some Simple Ways to Make Your Writing Better

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Writers are always striving to be better at their craft than they already are. I know that I am! Within the past 3 years that I’ve been working to be the best writer I can be. During this time, I’ve failed, succeeded, and discovered things about myself and my writing that I would never have thought possible. Continue reading