I literally just wrote a few weeks ago how my book is “wrapping up” and “almost done” and “final editing” blah blah blah. What happened?! I was so sure of myself! I had such a great plan laid out. It was gonna be perfect! Here’s the thing, though: sometimes – most times – my own plans don’t work out. And that’s okay!… Read More Well, That Didn’t go as Planned: Confessions of a Writer Who Doesn’t Know What She’s Doing
Through April, my creativity was booming. I was able to return to The Girl Who Frosts the Cakes with fresh eyes, and as my self-editing is nearing an end (yes, I really just said that), it’s time for another update!… Read More Editors & Polishing – “The Girl Who Frosts the Cakes” STATUS UPDATE
It’s been almost a year since I announced my 1940s novel, The Girl Who Frosts the Cakes, and I’ve worked on it a ton since then. Shortly after my surprise announcement post, I started my second draft, and now I’m in the middle of the third draft, with at least one more afterward. My goal is… Read More Very First, Super-Exclusive Excerpt from “The Girl Who Frosts the Cakes” – Updated 5/11/18
Cue the confetti, y’all! Today is my victory day. Heck, this is my victory year.… Read More Second Draft Completed! … Now What? (“The Girl Who Frosts the Cakes” Status Update)
The protagonist, Mildred “Rosie” Fairbanks, is fifteen years old when the story opens and lives on the second story of her family bakery, John’s Baked Goods. She lives with her brother (Leslie Fairbanks), mother (Mary Fairbanks), and aunt (Minnie McKenna). Her best friend is Billy Fuji, whose family is very close to Rosie’s.
As the war makes its way to America at the end of 1941, Rosie faces unthinkable hardships in losing her best friends. Due to her family’s carelessness in running John’s Baked Goods, the bakery loses more and more customers every month.
I’m trying to integrate multiple themes in the novel; the biggest of which is finding hope during difficult times.… Read More Status Update: “The Girl Who Frosts the Cakes” (Bonus: Q&A about the book!)
Hi again, writers! I sure have been posting a lot, haven’t I? In case you missed my last post, you can find it here. The Girl Who Frosts the Cakes (cover not final) is a 1940s historical fiction novel I wrote for NaNoWriMo in 2016. I announced the novel as a “Special Surprise” in March, and since… Read More An Introduction to “The Girl Who Frosts the Cakes” – Special Sneak Peek!
…Which is why I’m sharing this good news with you: I am doing so much better on my novel now. In the past 2-3 days, I’ve written thousands of words! That’s a pretty darn big deal for me. So, for the first time in months, I’m on track again!
Right now, my goal is to have the novel released on Amazon in October 2017.
I think this calls for a cupcake. Later.
For now, I want to tell you how I became so productive. Because it’d be wrong of me to keep all of this success to myself, huh?
So here’s the basics of what I did to become more productive… Read More Sweet Tea and Rain – How I Became More Productive in My Writing
Hi, everyone! Man, I’ve been waiting a long time to reveal my Special Surprise – even before I had posted about it at all, I daydreamed about my reveal. Every day, when I sit down at my laptop, I look over my blog and ask myself: Can I post this now? And today, I finally answered: Yes! In this… Read More “Special Surprise” REVEAL: The Girl Who Frosts The Cakes
Dun, dun, dun! Hi, writers! I was going to include this announcement in another post, but unfortunately I’m suffering from an extreme case of writers block. So now it gets its own post! 🙂 These past few months, I have been working on a secret project. I’ve only told a few select people, just in… Read More A Special Surprise is on its Way!