Writing With Mental Illness: My Story

In some ways, I think I started writing because of my mental illness. Not in the romanticized tortured-artist way. I am not a better, more creative writer because of my mental illness and I absolutely do not believe the bullshit that there’s a fine line between genius and insanity. It’s entirely possible that I would…

The Road of Revision: A Problem for Future!Me

I’m about a third of the way through revisions of my current WIP and one of the things that’s been super frustrating so far is that even though I know this draft is better than the first one, it’s still not good. The pacing doesn’t feel quite right, I still cringe at the prose when…

5 Best and Worst Books I’ve Read So Far This Year

As an avid reader with a blog, I always say I’m going to write a bunch of book reviews. But I always get too excited about picking up the next title on my TBR to sit down and write anything more than a one-liner or a star-rating on Goodreads. So instead of forcing myself to…

The Road of Revision: One Mile at a Time

I’m plodding through the second draft of my 2018 NaNoWriMo novel and it’s going slower than I had imagined it would. Partly because my life is so full of spinning plates—freelancing for multiple, planning a wedding, writing, this blog, going to the gym, keeping up with friends and family, sleep—that even when I have the…