Everyone, give a big welcome to debut author Ocean McAllister. 😀 Oceane, tell us a bit about yourself. I’m a speculative fiction writer from New England. I love thunderstorms, black olives, and sad endings. I also hate love triangles with a passion and avoid watching rom-coms. (There’s literally NO point to them) I’m also the … More Oceane McAllister Interview (+Book Spotlight)
My story has been BARRELLING towards the end these last few writing days. I’ve known it was coming for a couple chapters now, but it’s still a bit unbelievable. I think this draft is done. I wrote a line that was meant to be the end of the chapter, and it made me tear up … More I Didn’t Write “The End”
Once upon a time, summer last year, The Accidental Cases of Emily Abbott happened. Six novellas published over four months like a perfectly binge-able TV show. ❤ Like some of my favorite shows, these books are perfectly clean and HILARIOUS while having interesting, edge-of-your-seat storylines and really fantastic characters. 😉 Book one was amazingly red … More The Return of My Favorite Series
I just broke 42k words on my novel this week! I’m so excited to be so near to the end. It feels a little scary that there’s less than one-tenth of the first draft left to write, but if I forget something, there’s always second drafts, right? XD Also, the message of the novel is … More Excerpt Time!
Have you ever been reading a stack of official papers and found a sheet that just says “This page left intentionally blank”? They tell us this because we expect each paper to hold something important, and if not, there must have been a mistake. Tonight, I’m telling you beforehand. This post is going to be … More This Page Left Intentionally Blank
You guys, I’m getting a little concerned for my characters. Their author just keeps piling things on them. O.o. I just remembered that this is literally the beginning of the fourth quarter so the WORST is coming. O.o. Who made me decide to write an end-of-the-world story? XD Here is the best un-spoilery excerpt I … More My Poor Characters
When work has been too crazy and you’re too tired to write, the answer is of course to draw a map of your castle. Or several maps of your castle. Not your castle, the characters’ castle, of course. (Though wouldn’t one specifically just for writing and feeling majestic be awesome?) If you promise not to … More Castles and Batteries
Abigail Harder literally always has the best tags, and I thought this one looked like fun, so I snagged it. 😉 (Thanks, Abigail, and I love your answers. 😀) 1. Link and thank the blogger who tagged you. 2. Include the graphic somewhere in your post (or make your own!). 3. Answer the questions truthfully … More Never Have I Ever Tag (Writer Edition)
Happy, rainy Saturday! 😀 Thanks so much y’all for entering the giveaway! You’re all a ton of fun, and I now have an entire comment thread of songs to look up. 😀 (My Spotify is going to be groaning. XD) And now… Ladies and Gentlemen, this is the moment you’ve been waiting for… The winner … More Giveaway Winner!!!
My family has been through some things (especially in the last eighteen months or so) that I can tend to wish would never have happened. (I’m still uncomfortable talking about them anywhere, so be warned that this post is going to be a bit vague. 😉 ) The “things” keep coming back now and then … More Nothing Is Wasted