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November Monthly Wrap-Up!

I can't believe this... November is a day away from being over and we're on our last month of the year!! Where has 2018 gone? I think I say this every year, but seriously, I feel like this year has gone by so quickly, especially these past few months. My classes and my excitement and rush to have them over with has made the last few months go by so quickly. In just two weeks I'll graduate with my associates and a few weeks after that it'll be Christmas!! :O

Anyways here's what my November looked like:

November Writing: Well, I officially finished my fourth ever Nanowrimo! I'm at 70,000 words in my Peter Pan/The Tempest retelling and I had really wanted to finish it by the end of November, but tomorrow is the last day of the month and since I've written zero words today, I don't see me finishing the book by the end of the month. :( That's Ok though because I still won Nanowrimo and even went beyond the fifty thousand word count, which is an accomplish…

Project Hellion Is Out Today!!

After two years of working on this book on and off, it is finally out in the world!! I am so excited to share this story and I hope everyone who reads it loves it as much as I do.

You can get it now on ebook (the paperback will be out soon!): GET PROJECT HELLION HERE!

Here's a little about the book:

Delphi is ready to fight back. Two months have passed since Delphi acquired her icy abilities and the Shadows have kidnapped her and revealed her to the world. She’s fallen into the rhythm of a semi-normal life of friends, school, and training.
But after a mission where something goes terribly wrong, her cousin and Boy Wonder, leader of the Young Protectors, benches her from the team. Delphi runs away to stop the Shadows on her own, sick of the Protectors holding her back, and allies herself with the one person she never wanted to see again: Tremble. As she digs deeper into the history of the Shadows, dark and surprising secrets are revealed. Project Hellion, a sinister scheme set into …

Project Hellion is out for Pre-Order!!

Hey guys! So Project Hellion is the first book I've ever used the pre-order option on KDP for and it's pretty cool seeing it up there like that! I'm interested to see how it goes and if anyone is willing to give this book a chance. It's only for pre-order until Wednesday, which is when it will be out on ebook! It'll be out on paperback soon too.

This book has been two years in the making. I wrote the first version for Nanowrimo 2016 and then the second version (which is what is published today) for Nanowrimo 2017. I spent all of 2017 and 2018 on and off revising, editing and polishing it. There were lots of times when I was tempted to give up, when I thought I would never see this book published or ever share it. But those doubts never stopped me from pursuing this story. I was so determined to make this story a reality, to make this book real that I refused to give up. Delphi's journey in this book is something I'm very proud of and I am passionate about. …

Happy Thanksgiving + My First Elementary Book!!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you all have a great day!

Guess what??!! My first elementary grade book is out today!! It's called Firespot The Red Panda and is about a little boy who's parents are missionaries in Myanmar. Here's the official blurb:

Thomas moved to Myanmar with his parents. When he and his parents go for a hike in the jungle, Thomas finds an injured baby red panda. Can Thomas and his family find a way to help this hurt orphan?

So about a month ago my mom came to me with an idea saying how cute it would be if I wrote a book about a red panda for my little brother. At first I was hesitant. I've never written a children's book and though it was fun and if it goes well, I do intend to write more, it isn't my favorite genre to write in. But, for my little brother, I would try it. So I spent some time thinking and plotting and I came up with the story of Thomas and Firespot (who is named after my little brother's stuffed animal red panda). An…

Revising as Told by Gifs

Hi everyone! So I wrote this a while ago and never got around to writing more to it or publishing it and since I've been pretty bad at getting posts up, I thought I'd throw this one up. I'm pretty sure I wrote this when I was revising either Project Hellion or Sterling Silver (or both). Thankfully right now I'm still in the first draft stage of my latest WIP, Second Star to the Right, but I am hoping that by the end of the month, the first draft will be finished and I can start on revisions! Also, as a bit of a side note, I finished Nanowrimo!! I got to 50,000 words a few days ago and now I am almost at 60,000! This is my fourth completed Nanowrimo and it feels so good, especially since I wasn't sure how this year was going to go.  Also a little update on my books: Today the proofs for Firespot The Red Panda come today and if they look good, then I might just hit publish on my very first children's book today!! I'll update the blog when its live on Amazon! …

Nanowrimo Update!

So, I know it's been a while... November has been a pretty busy month for me with classes and getting several colds within a series of a few weeks. But, after a three-day headache, I am finally feeling better and am feeling very, very happy because my first ever children's book is almost ready to be published!! I know this is supposed to be a nanowrimo update, but I just have to say a small thing about this cute little book. My mom came to me one day saying how it would be cool to write a story about my little brother's stuffed red panda who he calls Firespot. At first, I wasn't so sure about the idea... I thought it would be fun to write something just for him for Christmas because I know he would really love a story about his little red panda, but... I've never written a children's book, especially not a fictional one about missionaries where there's no fantastical or magical element. It took me a few days of really thinking it over, reading over a few of…

October Wrap-Up and Nanowrimo!!

Hello! I hope you all had a great Halloween! I had a fun time and got lots of yummy candy which is always the best part about Halloween.

This is a day late... like many of my wrap-ups are, but oh wells.

October Writing: October simultaneously felt very long and very short. Some weeks felt like they dragged on and I couldn't wait to get them over with and other weeks went by in a blink of an eye. Nonetheless, I managed to survive another month of classes and I got a lot of writing done too. I worked on a lot of revisions of Sterling Silver... which I thought would be done by now buuut they aren't. That book is being way more difficult than I thought it would be. October was mostly just revising and thinking about my future and what I want my writing to look like in the future. Later in the month though, I wrote my first ever children's story! I'm calling it Firespot, the Red Panda. Its about this little boy Thomas, who's parents are missionaries in Myanmar. He finds …