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

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.┬áHere 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

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

Query Hell: Neon Tiger Stats

Querying is the worst. I've queried three books now and the process never gets any less terrible Before entering MIDNIGHT AT THE NEON TIGER in Pitch Wars, I had queried the novel briefly just to test the proverbial waters. I wanted to talk about my results here. Here are my stats according to QueryTracker, which… Continue reading Query Hell: Neon Tiger Stats

So you didn’t get into Pitch Wars…

Good news: I didn't either! If you're at all active on Twitter and were somehow involved in the Pitch Wars community there, you've probably seen all my tweets along with the copious amount of Spongebob gifs accompanying them. I was really active in the Pitch Wars tag and I don't regret it one bit. Making… Continue reading So you didn’t get into Pitch Wars…

Some Final Pitch Wars Thoughts…

As you probably know if you're reading this post, mentees for Pitch Wars 2019 will be announced on November 3rd, 8 days from the writing of this post. Before mentees are announced, I just wanted to share some thoughts on the Pitch Wars process, as well as what it's done for still-budding career. This is… Continue reading Some Final Pitch Wars Thoughts…