Clean Drafting and Why Your First Drafts Don’t Have to Suck

I'm going to let you in on a little secret, dear readers: I don't think my first drafts suck. I don't think other writers should think their first drafts suck. I think that line of thinking (how many times can I write the word "think") can be incredibly unproductive and we should do away with… Continue reading Clean Drafting and Why Your First Drafts Don’t Have to Suck

Favorite K-pop Title Tracks of 2020 (Girl Groups/Soloists Edition)

Here we are again, friends. The second part of my Favorite K-pop Title Tracks of 2020 list. This time, with more girl groups. If you want to read my boy groups post, you can click here. If you pay attention to K-pop beyond BTS or Blackpink, you probably know that 2020 was THE year for… Continue reading Favorite K-pop Title Tracks of 2020 (Girl Groups/Soloists Edition)

Favorite K-pop Title Tracks of 2020 (Boy Groups/Soloists Edition)

Insert clever complaining about 2020 here. You've read it all before and I don't feel like repeating myself. Let's get to the real reason why we're here: K-pop. I listen to so much K-pop it's almost a problem. I just love good pop music, and the Korean idol system DELIVERS. Being the massive fan I… Continue reading Favorite K-pop Title Tracks of 2020 (Boy Groups/Soloists Edition)

We’re Going Back to St. Vladimir’s… #VAReadalong

If you know, you know. We're going back to St. Vladimir's. I'm happy to announce that I will be hosting a readalong of the first Vampire Academy book by Richelle Mead, starting on May 22nd. This isn't by any means an official readalong, but I wanted to do something fun during this interesting time we're all… Continue reading We’re Going Back to St. Vladimir’s… #VAReadalong

So, about that AMM thing…

As many of you may know (especially if you're here from Twitter), the announcements for AUTHOR MENTOR MATCH have been made, and, uh...MY NAME WAS ON THE LIST OF MENTEES. I know. It's nearly been a week since then and I can't believe it either. It's been a surreal few days, to say the least. I didn't… Continue reading So, about that AMM thing…

Ten Isn’t Just a Number: How an Idol Helped Me Through One of the Most Chaotic Times in My Life

For those of you who don't know, I had a pretty major brain surgery at the beginning of December as a result of a rare genetic disease that I have. It was fine. I'm fine, I swear. Here is a link to my experience if you're into that sort of thing. Anyway, this is not another… Continue reading Ten Isn’t Just a Number: How an Idol Helped Me Through One of the Most Chaotic Times in My Life

“But this doesn’t NEED a romance!”: Why You’re Wrong

"Not every YA book NEEDS a romance!" is a typical refrain you'll see in book-related circles, be it on the internet or in real life. Inevitably, when a YA book focuses on romance, you'll always have someone going "SHE DIDN'T NEED TO FALL IN LOVE WITH HIM!" Maybe not. Or maybe...she did. Note: I am… Continue reading “But this doesn’t NEED a romance!”: Why You’re Wrong

The Comfort of Korean Dramas: A Love Letter

Here we are. Another day, another post in which I wax on and on about how much I love Asian dramas, especially K-dramas. I'm a pretty recent fan, having only gotten into them a couple of years ago, but since discovering them on Netflix and subscribing to Viki, I found my love for these shows… Continue reading The Comfort of Korean Dramas: A Love Letter