Tumblr Post #23 (January 2019) Who would have thought that the medium on which one writes would be just as important as what is being written? That’s the question I had to ask myself upon receiving a birthday gift that would transform my entire writing experience. For starters, I hadn’t written anything in months. Was […]Read More To FREEDOM!!
Tumblr Post #22 (August 2018) I am a journal connoisseur. I’m currently maintaining three separate journals—all for different purposes in my life. There is a journal in which I chronicle various life events and internal monologues: a third volume to a continuous story of my life. The OG journal, if you will. There is an […]Read More A Dream Achieved?
Tumblr Post #21 (April 2018) I don’t think there’s anything wrong with staying in your own little world. Nor do I believe that living under a rock is necessarily a bad thing if that’s your form of self-care. What do I do under my rock? Snuggle under a blanket on my couch with a bottle […]Read More Staying in My Lane & Minding My Business
Tumblr Post #20 (February 2018) It took me 8 years to complete my first novel. I started at the tender age of 6—a first grader who spent more time in her head than interacting with the outside world. I had 5 imaginary friends: Mary Kate, Ashley, Esmerelda, and two others whose names I can’t remember for the […]Read More I’ve Done This Before. I Shall Do It Again.
Tumblr Post #19 (December 2017) Tomi Adeyemi says that if you want to write a New York Times Bestseller, you should examine what is selling. You should study the books that are on these bestsellers list and you should read the books that are winning National Book Awards. Study your genre. See how the Giants […]Read More This Isn’t Love Jones.
Tumblr Post #18 (November 2017) I’ve been feeling uninspired to write lately— uninspired to work on this novel that has taken up vital real estate in my mind for over two years now. I thought about blaming this one on writer’s block. But if I’m being completely honest with myself, that’s nonsense. I’ve had chapter […]Read More Write in Spite
Tumblr Post #17 (October 2017) Last June, I conducted a little experiment with manifestations. Attempting to buck my skepticism with speaking [or writing] things into existence, I pulled out my trusted journal and wrote down everything I hoped to accomplish with this book. I also wrote about this experience in a blog post titled, “Manifesting […]Read More The Glow-Up Revisited
Tumblr Post #16 (July 2017) It’s been a month since I’ve finished Chapter 10. A busy month. I’ve had a lot going on and because of that, I haven’t done much writing for this book. Researching, yes. Daydreaming, yes. Eyeing this year’s PitchWars news, absolutely! But not writing. Meanwhile, I’ve gotten food poisoning, received unsettling […]Read More A Thought on [Un]Certainty
Tumblr Post #15 (June 2017) I don’t know how many more rough patches I’ll have to endure as I write this novel. And if there are more, hopefully they won’t be as bad as the last one. That was a low point for me and, for the first time, I actually considered giving up on the project […]Read More Hathor Taught Me
Tumblr Post #14 (April 2017) So I’ve been in a weird place for the past few weeks regarding my relationship with this novel. If I had to describe this place, it’d have to be somewhere between questioning my abilities and credentials as a writer and questioning why this story is even being written in the […]Read More Nobody Asked for This