How to Write the 2nd Draft | Prepping & Annotating Your Manuscript

Ahoy-hoy Everybody! The YouTube link here. I've been hard at work reading through my manuscript. I have a notebook full of notes, and I can see the completion of my second draft in my sights. I thought it might be a good opportunity to share my methods. Hopefully you are able to take something helpful [...]

AuthorTube Christmas Tag 2017 // Collaboration with Mandi Lynn & Jessi Elliott

AuthorTube Christmas Tag 2017 Watch On YouTube! On the 1st December, The AuthorTube Christmas Tag 2017 went live! It is a collaboration with authors Mandi Lynn & Jessi Elliott, and myself. It stemmed from Jessi' tag from last year. Please check out all our videos, The tag is geared for YouTube, however there is no reason [...]

How to Write a First Draft | Party Time

Woohoo!!!! I finished my first draft! 82,259 words, 38 chapters, 222 pages. Lemme hear another woohoo!!! I still have a ways to go; adding more detail and editing out the bad writing. But I am on the way to completing it. Every step deserves a party. Watch On YouTube To Join The Party Through my experience, I've come [...]

The YA Masterclass

On Thursday 15th June, 2017, I attended the YA Masterclass as part of The Emerging Writers Festival. It was damn exciting. We listened to lectures, interviews, panels and had a 2 hour work shop. One panel discussed finding voice in YA. They spoke about how young adult readers know what they like and they know [...]

Keep On Keepin’ On

My day job totally got in the way of my productivity this week.  It was bat-shit-crazy. Remember last week when I was all pumped to write my next scene?  Well, that didn't happen until Saturday night. Wednesday is an off night for writing.  I was still having neck and shoulder pain from my fall the [...]

Climbing the Steps like Rocky

I am completely pumped right now. It is like I completed a marathon and I am ready to do a few more laps. This week I tackled some scenes I have been putting off. I don’t know if it was because I knew them really well.  If I just couldn't be bothered to get the words [...]