June 2019 Writing Update

Happy Summer, everyone! Here’s a brief update on the writing progress I made this past month and what I hope to accomplish in June! May 2019: All of my goals for May were met, and with a week to spare! I think I was able to make such quick strides in completing my world-building and character … Continue reading June 2019 Writing Update

On Writing Goals & the Pre-Writing Process: May 2019 Update

Greetings on this first day of May! It finally feels like spring is in full swing! There’s a lot going on in my writing world right now (and my world in general…). I certainly feel the eager anticipation of new stories and upcoming life changes going into this month. ~ Writing Goals Last month, I … Continue reading On Writing Goals & the Pre-Writing Process: May 2019 Update

In Celebration of Finishing the Rough Draft of The Queen of Imagination

On Tuesday, November 27, 2018, I typed the final words to the first draft of The Queen of Imagination, my slice-of-life middle grade novel exploring friendship, the adventures of childhood, and what it means to start growing up. It is the ninth book I’ve completed a full draft of. Loosely based off of my own … Continue reading In Celebration of Finishing the Rough Draft of The Queen of Imagination

Thoughts on Writing Fictionalized Autobiography

My working definition of “Fictionalized Autobiography”: Fictional stories heavily based off of your personal life experiences and starring a main character who represents and resembles you. Not meant to be 100% accurate compared to actual life events and is different from autobiography and creative nonfiction.  ~ I’ve frequently heard from writing professionals that you shouldn’t … Continue reading Thoughts on Writing Fictionalized Autobiography