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

Wait, I Have to Do This Again?: Post-AMM Writing Fatigue

As many of you already know, I was chosen for Round 7 of Author Mentor Match this past March. It's been a completely wild experience and I've loved every second with my wonderful mentor and all my mentee-peers. While I have no complaints about AMM and I am certainly grateful for the opportunity, there is… Continue reading Wait, I Have to Do This Again?: Post-AMM Writing Fatigue

Midnight at the Neon Tiger: A Story of Revisions, pt. 2

Wow. Look at us. Here again. In Revision Hell. But, ah, do you see that, too? IT'S THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL. I'M FINALLY THERE. WE'RE FINALLY THERE. WE DID IT WOW! Okay, caps-lock over. This isn't a post about floundering in Revision Hell. It's about coming out on the other side,… Continue reading Midnight at the Neon Tiger: A Story of Revisions, pt. 2

Failing Upward, Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Rejection

Hey, everyone. If you're reading this, you're probably a writer. You probably saw my link on Twitter and decided to click it. Maybe you saw the title and said to yourself: How the hell can this rando on the internet teach me out to love rejection? Well, I can't. I can't teach you how to… Continue reading Failing Upward, Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Rejection