New Year, New Goals

I'm a big fan of setting goals rather than resolutions for the new year. For me, resolutions are something I might do for the month of January and then when February rolls around, I usually forget they ever existed. Personally, I find it more meaningful to set goals for the new year that are attainable … Continue reading New Year, New Goals

Dealing with Rejection

Writers are no stranger to rejection. It's par for the course and something that is to be expected. Even though you know in the back of your mind that rejection is bound to happen, you still have grandiose dreams of being the sole exception. That vision that as soon as you send out your precious … Continue reading Dealing with Rejection

The Importance of Beta Readers

When I was a child, I shared my stories with my friends and family. Being naive, I thought everyone wanted to read my writing, and I even thought my stories were quite good. I was so confident in my writing that I even wrote stories for people as their Christmas gift; lucky them! I loved … Continue reading The Importance of Beta Readers

The Power of Perseverance

I have always known I wanted to be a writer when I grew up, but I've had numerous road bumps along the way, ranging from receiving extremely negative feedback about my writing all the way to difficulties with the English language. When I was younger and divulged my life-long goal of becoming a writer to … Continue reading The Power of Perseverance

A “Vacation” from Writing

Vacations are essential for everyone to take if possible; it’s a chance to recharge and help put your life and your writing into perspective. If I don’t have a vacation planned I become antsy. I need a trip to look forward to; something to help me get through any tough day. Taking a vacation, whether … Continue reading A “Vacation” from Writing

Making Time for Writing

Photo by Jordan Benton on Finding time to write that novel you have always been dreaming of creating is the hardest part of being a writer, because if you are like me, you have a day job, a social life, and extra-curricular activities. And honestly, some days, even if none of that existed, you … Continue reading Making Time for Writing