A Tale of Two Cities

I often romanticize things I feel I have a deep connection with. That’s not to say that I’m a hopeless romantic or live in a state of complete blissful ignorance. I’ve in the very least acknowledged that others’ experiences with said “things” may very well be different from mine, and those experiences are just asContinue reading “A Tale of Two Cities”


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. WasContinue reading “To FREEDOM!!”

A Dream Achieved?

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 anContinue reading “A Dream Achieved?”

Staying in My Lane & Minding My Business

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 bottleContinue reading “Staying in My Lane & Minding My Business”

I’ve Done This Before. I Shall Do It Again.

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 theContinue reading “I’ve Done This Before. I Shall Do It Again.”

This Isn’t Love Jones.

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 GiantsContinue reading “This Isn’t Love Jones.”

The Glow-Up Revisited

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, “ManifestingContinue reading “The Glow-Up Revisited”

A Thought on [Un]Certainty

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 unsettlingContinue reading “A Thought on [Un]Certainty”