It’s Dead, Jim: Querying in a “Dead” Genre

I don't even consider myself a Trekkie but I love a good meme. Anyway, today I wanted to talk about something that's been on my mind lately. Something that I've been experiencing myself as of late: Querying a book in a supposedly "dead" genre. For me, that genre has been YA sci-fi. Now, if you're… Continue reading It’s Dead, Jim: Querying in a “Dead” Genre

“But I Can’t Sell This!”: Marketability and Marginalization in Publishing

Before we begin, let me just say something: I am not a publishing professional. I am an aspiring novelist who is on the hunt for an agent. Might this blog post hurt my chances? I sure hope not! But if it does, oh well, because I'm writing it anyway. Anyway, let's talk about marginalization and… Continue reading “But I Can’t Sell This!”: Marketability and Marginalization in Publishing

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

Query Hell: My Journey So Far

I've talked about querying before on this blog, posting a brief snapshot into my journey towards becoming a ~REAL LIFE PUBLISHED AUTHOR~. You see, dear readers, I am 26 years old and have queried three novels so far. None of them have panned out! I'm glad the first one didn't because it was a mess.… Continue reading Query Hell: My Journey So Far

“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

Which K-Drama Should You Watch Based On Your Taste in YA Novels?

If you're new here, you should know that two of my main hobbies include reading (and writing!) YA novels, as well as watching Korean dramas (K-dramas for short). I decided on this Sunday afternoon to combine the two. Enjoy! SO YOU LIKE¬†WICKED FOX BY KAT CHO... If you're not familiar with Wicked Fox (you should… Continue reading Which K-Drama Should You Watch Based On Your Taste in YA Novels?