February 19, 2015

Listening to: Lorde – Pure Heroine

Mood: Peaceful



I know I talk about writing and travel a lot on this blog, because they are two things that I love immensely, but one of my other loves in life in dancing. I grew up dancing ballet, jazz, and tap. I did dance-like activ...

January 14, 2015

Listening to: Shakira – En Vivo Desde Paris

Mood: Meditative



As a writer, not a day goes that by that I don’t I feel like I have split personalities. Part of me is a confident, intelligent, and incredibly capable person who knows how to get shit done. The other half—th...

January 7, 2015

Listening to: Poe - Haunted

Mood: Refreshed


The last month of the year is always super busy for me and I’m happy to be finding my balance again in January. I sucked at writing in December. Absolutely sucked. I had zero time with all the commitments on my time I’d made t...

December 10, 2014

Listening to: Outkast – Aquemini

Mood: Sincere


I’m going to tell you a secret…I’m an introvert. Only the people closest to me know this because I can function in social settings, and I do very well. But I prefer to be alone most of the time. And for me, part of being an...

December 3, 2014

Listening to: Death Cab For Cutie - Narrow Stairs

Mood: Inspired


I've been MIA for a couple weeks because I was taking a much needed vacation. One of my favorite things about vacation (besides, you know, that it’s vacation) is that it serves as a “restart” for me. I get...

November 18, 2014

Listening to:  Florence + the Machine - Ceremonials

Mood: Pensive


“That genre is a hard sale right now.”


I’m fairly certain most writers have heard this at least once about the genre(s) they write in. I’ve been told for years urban fantasy is a tough sale. I’ve been tol...

November 7, 2014

Listening to:  Taylor Swift - 1989

Mood: Nerdy

Research is a key part of every manuscript I’ve written, even when creating my own worlds, magic systems, or whatever fantastical thing I've thought up. There are many mss that’ll never see the light of day that required hea...

October 31, 2014

Listening to:  Linkin Park – Hybrid Theory

Mood: Creepy


October is always a busy month for me, and I spend a majority of my time preparing for my annual Halloween party. I usually pick a theme early in the year and plan my party accordingly for months leading up to the...

October 23, 2014

Listening to:  No Doubt – Rock Steady

Mood: Patient


*I’m posting a day early since I won’t be around tomorrow*


I’ve decided I need to take a break. Not from writing in general, but from my current WIP Gothic Horror.  And not a break like I’m completely stopping, more as...

October 15, 2014

Listening to:  Adele - 21

Mood: Grateful


It’s probably no surprise to anyone, being as competitive as I am, that I love Twitter writer contests and pitch parties. With a community as giving and active as writers there are many great events thrown every month to help aut...

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