Category Archives: Just Life

First ever Soul of Smoke fanart!

SO. I don’t know how many of you know this, but secretly one of the reasons I was so excited to get a book was that I suck as an artist and was hoping some awesome arty person would come … Continue reading

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How to Be a Wizard and Write a Fantasy Novel

Yeah, this artist is drawing. But creative endeavors are creative endeavors. You’re welcome.

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#DearMe

For those of you who haven’t seen, #dearme is a hashtag on YouTube where you give a message to your 13-year-old self. I thought it might be fun. But I don’t do videos, so I wrote it instead. Dear Me, … Continue reading

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Staying Sane

My deadline is upon me, guys. I don’t have a ton of time. ┬áBut in my last post I talked about deadlines and how writing becomes work once you decide that… um… you want it to be work. Inevitably, I … Continue reading

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Deadlines

You want to know the biggest difference between writing before an agent and writing after? Deadlines. Lately, I’ve been feeling like this is the thing that must separate the career-writers from the hobby-writers. For career-writers, writing is work, and you … Continue reading

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Journaling

I always think I need some clever topic if I’m going to blog, but I’m spending so much energy on writing novel-length things right now that I don’t have much cleverness left for blogging. So I was thinking, instead of … Continue reading

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New Year’s Post 2015

My friends, it’s a new year! Incredibly, it’s time to recap goals for 2014 and set new goals for 2015. 2014 was crazy. Not only did a meet my goal of finding an agent (yay, Marlene!), she also helped me … Continue reading

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