Creating a Commonplace Book for my Writing

With school looming around the corner, I’ve been busy reading syllabi and collecting the materials I need for my classes. One of the things I encountered, which would be an understatement to say I’m excited about is, keeping a commonplace book for one of my history classes. If you are like me, you don’t know … Continue reading Creating a Commonplace Book for my Writing

Am I Future Chiante?

For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be the kind of person that journals. And for as long as I can remember, and have evidence of, I start a journal intending to write everyday only to abandon the habit and journal in less than a week. At some point I came … Continue reading Am I Future Chiante?

My Editing Process: Draft One to Draft Two

I’ve just started the process of editing my middle grade novel that I finished during Camp NaNoWriMo, so it seemed fitting that I talk about what my editing process looks like, specifically, what I do to take my first draft novel to a second draft. The very first thing I do after finishing a first … Continue reading My Editing Process: Draft One to Draft Two

The Influence of Reading on My Camp NaNo Project

I just finished my Camp NaNoWriMo novel, and in this novel in particular I was able to notice something that I’m sure happens in my other works, but I’ve never really paid attention to until now. You may recall my recent goal to read 15 books before the end of the year as a way … Continue reading The Influence of Reading on My Camp NaNo Project

Updates, Recaps, and Goals for the Rest of 2018

We are nearing the end of July and I think it is about time to revisit some of the goals and plans I made earlier this year. In my very first blog post, I set some writerly goals for 2018. Now, at just past the middle of the year, this is where I am in … Continue reading Updates, Recaps, and Goals for the Rest of 2018