One year ago today, I published my second book in my Crown of Tír na nÓg series titled Unseelie Queen. Out of curiosity, I dug through my folders and looked at the opening scene of the very first draft. It is crucial to craft a compelling first scene; it needs to draw a reader in... Continue Reading →
SEELIE PRINCESS: From Draft to Print
Writing a book can be a long process. When I started this journey 5 years ago, I had very little knowledge of writing itself. But through continuous effort, hard work, and persistence, I finally achieved my goal. Today I want to take stock of the individual stages that I worked through with SEELIE PRINCESS. Summer... Continue Reading →
ON WRITING MY FIRST NOVEL AND THE LESSONS I LEARNED
Before we dive into the process of writing my first novel, I have to tell you a little bit about my beginnings as a writer. I don't remember when exactly I began writing as a child, it must have been in my early teens. Back then it was mostly fanfiction and all of it was still... Continue Reading →
THE KING’S DAUGHTERS: New Look!
Spring is in the air and it's time for a new look! More than three years ago I published my first short story on Amazon and while I've been mostly quiet since then, the year of 2019 will finally see the release of my debut novel. (To learn more about SEELIE PRINCESS, click here.) In... Continue Reading →
Writer Q&A #2
You can find my Writer Q&A #1 here. 26 : What would you like to see more of in your genre?More LGBTQ+ protagonists 27 : Where do you get inspiration from?All kinds of places, really. Life, books, movies, dreams,... 28 : On a scale of 1-10, how much do you stress about choosing character names?Maybe 3?... Continue Reading →
Writer Q&A #1
What's the best way to beat writer's block? Write! I guess when people tell you that they mean you should write an actual story... but I decided to play a little fun game and answer these questions I found on tumblr! 1 : What age-group do you write?YA (mostly upper-grade) 2 : What genre do you write?Fantasy... Continue Reading →
Happy New Year!
It's the first week of 2019 and the internet is filled with everyone's new year's resolutions. And so I have to ask myself: Should I set some resolutions for myself? Is it really worth the pressure? I've decided that instead I will start off by looking back at 2018! Accomplishments of 2018 I might not... Continue Reading →
SEELIE PRINCESS – What’s it about?
I've briefly talked about this before here - but I want to tell you a bit more today. SEELIE PRINCESS is my first full-length novel, which I finished revising back in August. As of now, it has not been published, but I'm querying and excited to share this story with you. So today I want to... Continue Reading →
My NaNoWriMo18 experience
-How I defied my inner demons- On November 1st, I set out for my newest adventure as a writer. For years I had dreamed of participating in NaNoWriMo, but it never worked out due to other responsibilities. But this year, my schedule for November was clear - finally! So with a rough outline in my... Continue Reading →