yes this is a screenshot of my outline for THE BLOODIED SPIRE, aka Sci-Fi Vampires. It's hilarious to see how much has changed since I first wrote this I keep saying I'm going to write this post and then I never do, but now, friends...I'm finally going to write this post. It's all about my… Continue reading My Messy Writing Process
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
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
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
Hello, friends! It's been quite a bit since I've talked about MIDNIGHT AT THE NEON TIGER on here. Long story short is that I started editing the manuscript based off agent and beta reader feedback, but then I had brain surgery and had to, y'know, stop editing for awhile! Since then, I've recovered from surgery,… Continue reading Neon Tiger Updates!
Since getting out of the hospital, I've spent a lot of time at home resting, reading, and writing. Yes, that's right. Writing. I've started a new book! It's simply codenamed The VHL Book for now. It's an Upper YA contemporary novel about a young woman who has VHL, among other things, following her life as… Continue reading The VHL Book
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
"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
With the mentee announcements for Pitch Wars fast approaching, I wanted to write a post about my post-PW plans for a lot of reasons. Reason 1: There is a huge chance I won't be picked. Total bummer, but I've gotten pretty used to rejection in the writing world at this point, so I don't think… Continue reading My Post-Pitch Wars Plans
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?