Sometimes being motivated comes down to something as simple as knowing yourself well and being self-smart. This week has taught me a lot about that.
Last week, I talked about how I was finally giving myself the permission to dream. So I’ve been busy working on it this week, but here’s a little something of a post for now as I continue to take the next steps in my writing journey! *throws glitter*
This week, I took my first step towards getting my novel published: I wrote a pitch for Pitchapalooza. It was… quite an experience, to say the least, and I wanted to share it with you so we can all learn a little bit via what I’ve learned about pitches and how this kind of thing goes!
For a long time, I refused to give myself permission to dream. But if writing is the sand on the beach of my life, why haven’t I ever pursued it?
Society makes us feel shameful over some things we like, and we call them “guilty pleasures”. Whether that’s a goofy song, a dramatic TV show, or a popular movie. But there’s actually nothing wrong with liking any of it. We just become worried about peer reactions, because they can be so negative and we can end up feeling horrible. But I think we should like what we want to like!
Realistic dialogue… is definitely not something I used to be able to write. If you glance at any piece of writing from my scary fanfiction archives, it was dreadful. I used to think I was all that, when I was 12 and wrote little fanfics. I thought my dialogue was pretty darn good, and I […]
An unsent thank you letter to Rainbow Rowell, for teaching me the value in less is more in novel writing through my favourite book ever (Carry On).
Society teaches us to be conventional, because conventional is familiar, consistent, guaranteed– and creative paths like writing or art are not always familiar, not always consistent, not always guaranteed. They’re a lot of messy unknowns, often. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t achievable.
Doesn’t sound very glittery, does it? If you’ve written much at all, you’ve probably run into it: staring back at your own writing and absolutely grimacing. I grimace and cringe at practically anything more than a year old. Especially the 2012 fanfiction. [ No, I definitely didn’t spend 2012 crying over a TV show’s cancellation […]