Writing

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I am one of those people that can’t write in silence. However, I am also one of those people that can’t write if I am listening to music I know the words to. So my compromise is to listen to instrumentals. The playlist below is one I have made from movie/tv soundtracks, classical music, and […]

#PitchWars: Time To #PimpMyBio!

What’s up #PitchWars mentors and mentees. I have to admit, I’m kind of nervous. I’ve never done #PitchWars before, let alone #PimpMyBio. Not totally sure what is supposed to go in these things, but after cruising through a few posts, I am going to try my hand at it. As they say, you miss 100% […]

May Check-In

I totally forgot I was going to update every month on my writing progress for the year. As a reminder, I am aiming to write 200,000 words this year and was trying to do 85,000 words between January and March. Well, I am doing amazing at that first goal, but kind of bombed at the […]

New Opportunities

Life has been pretty grand for me lately. I’ve been given new opportunities that are expanding my reach as a writer and a person. I’ve attended my first writers’ retreat/workshop and connected with a lot of other writers. I’ve been doing a lot of writing and working on some secret stuff that only a few […]

Poem: Oh, Black Woman

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I haven’t written poetry in years, but something about the ever present #resist if our lives has me needing to express myself. Given the subject, it would have fit in February, but there is never a wrong time to celebrate the beauty of black women. Oh, Black Woman Oh, black woman How you carry us […]

Writing For an Audience

Often when a writer says something about writing for an audience, they are referring to their imagined (or not so imagined) future readers. This is usually what we consider a writer’s audience. It’s not like we are musicians that play in front of people. Or are we? Writers all have a myriad of ways that […]

January Check-In

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85k90: 13,406 out of 29,278 GYWO: 13,406 out of 16,986   Projects- Star of Xianu: 2,685 out of 40,000 (42,737 out of 80,000 total) Court Square: 8,973 words (45 out of 90 pages) Short story: 2,141 words Blog posts: 757 words   To date: 85k90: 13,406 out of 85,000 GYWO: 13,406 out of 200,000   Thoughts: I […]

Project Round Up

I realized I have mentioned in passing several projects I have and am working on, but never really have given details about them. So here is a round up of all my projects. Star of Xainu Novel Status: Currently about halfway done writing Blurb: Robin is a simple thief. Well, if you can call the […]

No Writer Is An Island

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Well that is a bastardization of the old saying, but it rings true. A writer has to really actively try hard to be alone. Even if they are removed from traditional publishings, there are still editors, cover designers, beta readers, and the all important reader, among others, that are with you along the journey. For […]