As of October 2020, I have officially entered the query trenches. Writing that sentence feels a little surreal. Totally dramatic, I know. But I’ve wanted to be a published author for so long. Of course this is the first step to potentially getting published and there are no guarantees this book will go anywhere. However, I am super proud of myself for entering this next phase of my writing and putting myself out there. For a long time, it felt like I was going to talk about wanting to be an author but wasn’t actually taking those next steps to be one.
Preparing to query is a lot of hard work and organization. It definitely isn’t something you can do on a whim. So, if you’re preparing to enter the query trenches and want to know what I did to get ready to do so, keep reading.
It’s been a while since I’ve talked about the books I’ve read. Normally, in my “Month in Books” posts I cover only one month worth of books. But I haven’t done a book recap since April. Normally I talk about each book I read, the good and the bad. With this post however, I will only discuss my favorite books from May to October 2020. Keep reading to discover my favorite books!
Halloween is my favorite time of the year, in part because of all the Halloween movies I like to watch around this time. But I also like to read certain books that fit the dark, creepy vibe of October. Thus, I put together a list of the best Halloween books and movies. Keep reading to check out my top picks!
Check out my guide on what to do in Prague, Czech Republic. There are many cities and countries I have yet to visit, but of the ones I’ve seen so far Prague may be my favorite. I visited the capital city for New Year’s 2020 and it was a great experience. Cold? Sure, but this New Yorker could handle that. I spent only a couple of days there and would definitely like to go back one day. If you’d like to discover what to do in Prague, especially on a short trip, keep reading.
Long time, no see, huh? I have definitely let this blog fall by the wayside in the past few months. It’s been a hectic time for me. Fortunately, I haven’t let my writing fall off track too much. (Though I did talk about some of my struggles in this video). I’ve been writing a lot and really trying to push forward in the next steps toward obtaining representation for my adult contemporary novel, affectionately nicknamed Project Sunflower. Part of this included me participating in #PitMad. If you’re interested in my experience with this writing contests, keep reading.
Hello! Can’t believe we’re almost at the midpoint of September and I’m still putting out videos related to my winter break trip. Going through these videos has been nice and I’m trying to hold out hope that I’ll be back exploring Europe again. Blog posts have been a little inconsistent as of late, but I’m not going anywhere! It’s been quite a hectic few months for me (as it has for the entire world) and I’m getting my footing back. In the meantime, enjoy this vlog of when I explored Krakow, Poland.
One of my goals for 2020 was to really dedicate more time to my writing journey. That means writing more, honing my craft, immersing myself into the writing community, finding critique partners and beta readers, learning more about the publishing industry and more. Overall, it’s been going quite well. However, my writing journey was heavily impacted by all the effects of COVID-19. From leaving the country to finding a new job and a place to live. The stress of it all impacted my creativity and mood overall greatly.
Of course, there are people going through a lot worse. But I did want to share something positive and hopeful regarding my writing journey. So if you are interested in my hopes and goals for my writing journey, keep reading.