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It is exactly one year ago that I finished my first draft and thought I only needed to edit "a little bit". In the end it took me a full year of editing and polishing, again and again and again.
🎉🎉🎉 I got some extremely useful feedback at the How To Hook An Agent workshop in London last month, and I can honestly say that I am now finished (finally😂) and fully prepared to dive into the querying process! Let the games begin!
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I’m going to be honest, I love my villain. 👹
#fantasywipnovember Day 17 ✨


Re-cap: Tamatha Olivages is the Chief of Carbon, Leader of the malevolent race of Dextrus sprite, and my MC Eren’s aunt. She’s a telepath who’s notorious for destroying the minds of her enemies or using them as her puppets. She has slaughtered thousands for untold reasons and the four kings meant to protect the people of Raelythia do nothing to stop her.
You don’t see her in Seize the Beast, but she’s there. 😉


I’ve chosen Evil Walks - AC/DC as her theme song. “Evil walks behind you.
Evil sleeps beside you.
Evil talks around you.
Evil walks behind you.”
For more reasons than the obvious. But they’re secrets 🤫


Does your villain have a theme song? What song reminds you of your villain?

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I wrote over 2,800 words today! That’s the most I’ve ever done in one day. I started writing at 4pm so I may have been able to at least double that, but I had work 🤷🏼‍♀️ It’s all thanks to the super supportive people over at the @ponderingwritingretreat The event is FREE and happening all weekend long! I won’t be able to participate tomorrow, but I’ll be back at it on Sunday. I’ll see all of your pretty faces there 💁🏼‍♀️ ———————————————————————————
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"You cannot change fate. But maybe, you can edit it just a little." After a routine reap goes wrong, Grim Reaper Violet Ellis finds herself face to face with a pair of breathtaking blue eyes who's owner managed to do the impossible. Cheat Death.

Our book, Death's Rulebook, quote
Genre; Young Adult Fantasy
Sound interesting? 😀
Check it out here
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I'm editing like a mad-woman right now. I want This Dead World to be in the best shape possible for when I get some partial or full manuscript requests.
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Am I being too cocky? I would like to think that I'm just being positive because I've decided that I'm going to query TDW for real this time. I've started before but then I end up doing some more editing!
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This story and these characters mean so much to me and I want them out in the world. .
So please wish me luck and hope that I don't overdose on caffeine.


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Starting a new project is the best! .
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And the worst! .
I am super psyched about this project but feeling so stuck. .
I am stressing myself out about meeting all the trope expectations. .
I'm reading related books worrying mine will never match up...
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I have less than 3k words and nothing is flowing. If not for #nanowrimo then I'd just put it off until next month but I'm too stubborn to give up now, lol .
Nano or not, how's your WIP going right now?

#igwritersnov day 16: your WIP in a photo
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We’re a little over halfway through #nanowrimo. How’s it going? I was booking along until I got hit with illness early in the week. Hoping to get back on track tomorrow... #nanowrimo2018 #nanowrimo18 #writerslife #writers #writer #writerlife #yawriter #author #authorlife #authors #indieauthors #amwriting #amwritingfantasy #amwritingya


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I know I’ve posted this a million times (okay, twice), but today’s #igwritersnov is your WIP in one photo. So here it is again—the aesthetics of my current WIP that is still nameless but that which I’m almost finished writing. #amwriting #amwritingYA #writer #author #writerslife


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It’s been a struggle to reach 25k but I’m so close. I’m hoping for a good long few hours of writing tonight to get back on track! In the meantime I thought I’d share my inspiration board for my project, it makes me so excited every time I see it! How’s your Nanowrimo going? #nanowrimo #nanowrimo2018 #amwriting #amdrafting #amwritingya #amwritingfantasy #writersofig #writersofinsta #writeeveryday #writerscommunity #inspirationboard #writinginspiration #bookish #writingabook #write


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“My name is Magnus Chase. I’m sixteen years old. This is the story of how my life went downhill after I got myself killed.” - Rick Riordan, The Sword of Summer

Still cannot believe I found an American hardback of the first Magnus Chase book for only £3. Greenwich Book Time is a treasure. 📚

#nanothatwrimo Day 16: Writing quote. "Write like it matters, and it will." - Libba Bray 📚

QOTD: What's the last book you bought? 📚

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*internally crying* ...lol
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I am still *very* behind, but it's Friday, I have cozy books all around, a comfy t-shirt on, and I'm gonna EAT THESE WORDS FOR BREAKFAST 💙 (I'm not actually crying internally, just for the record. I did all my crying last night, externally...)
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All joking aside, I'm just over 23,000 and am gonna plug away until I reach 25k at LEAST. Thanks to all y'all who are hosting sprints btw!!! Those help so much 🙈. And your kind comments, too 💙
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Besides writing, what else do you like to do in your spare time? (If you have any lol 🙃)


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End of the week update. Here’s a little collage of what I’m working on right now (in addition to my other stuff 😉😉)
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I’ve decided this new project, and anything that is urban fantasy, superheroes, and comic books I’ll be releasing under my full name.
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This one is YA, urban fantasy, and something I’m describing as “X-Men meets Bourne Identity”. It’ll be published early 2019. I already have the cover for book 1 and it’s AMAAAAZZZZING!!
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More info in the coming weeks.
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Oh, I also got comic book news to talk about soon, too! 😝😝😝
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I’ve spent the last couple weeks in a daze as I’ve recovered from writing Courtside Crush and tried to decide what to write next.
It’s hard when you have so many ideas bouncing around in your head.
But I think I’ve narrowed it down and I can’t wait to tell you more! ❤️
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#indieauthor #amwriting #amwritingYA #amwritingromance #nanowrimo #bookish #authorsofinstagram #authorlife #plotting #brainstorming #yalit #yabooks #yaromance


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What a beautiful day to make some new writing friends!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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☕️ HOW TO PLAY: Post a little about yourself in comments + reply to/follow the people who sound like a match to you! Be sure to tag a friend who’d love to make more #fictionfriends too!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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👉 Holly. New Mama. Author of the newly pubbed ALSO IN GLOAMING.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
👉 WRITES: I like to call it contemporary fantasy with and without romance. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
👉 LOVES: Call the Midwife, believing magic is real, good fanfic, red lipstick, and of course my husband (Nathan) + baby (TKO), respectively).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
👉 HARD NOs: Bigotry. Bullying. Bagels. (If I'm going to break my grain-free life, I'm getting a croissant!)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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My #wip in one photo.

Frigid Fever: Those who enter these woods are lost forever. But these girls have had enough. They want to hunt the big bad wolf. Will they be lost too or find something worse?

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#nanothatwrimo D16 - Writing quote - This is so true. I keep a notebook in my purse just to write story ideas down! 😊📘🖌 D15 - I’m still a little behind on my word count, but I wrote over 6K words yesterday, so I’m excited! 👩🏻‍💻😁 #nanowrimo #nanowrimo2018 #writingquote #writinglife #writerslife #amwritingya #writinginspiration #notebooksandpens #writelife


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We can never stop improving. We can never stop learning. We can never stop enriching our craft. Join us at the @ponderingwritingretreat all weekend! We’ll be writing and chatting ALL WEEKEND LONG, sharing our own secrets, and encouraging all to keep pushing through their stories.———————————————————————————
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Happy Friday! #5amwritersclub was tough for me this morning; I was revising a tough scene full of scary emotions. But I got through most of it! Anyone else have a tough writing session today?
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Morning Lilacs! ✨🍁📚🍁✨

How do you name your characters? This quote and this question go hand in hand for me. A lot of the time there’s such a significance behind a name that we don’t even realize, yet once you know it, everything makes even more sense. In a lot of ways, falling in love with a character, remembering their name, it really is all connected. 💜
Also, if you haven’t checked it out yet, my blog post last month for The Lilac Blog was actually all about how I name my characters!!! I’d love your thoughts and opinions on it, and the link to my website is in my bio! 💜💜💜

So basically, there are a lot of things naming characters depends on for me. But the two most important things come down to being consistent in whatever you decide (either within a certain race, or country) and doing your research! Names have such significant value throughout history, and knowing the history behind them and what others will think when they hear them should be important even when you think it isn’t! I dive into this a lot more in my blog post, but those are the basics of the discussion. ✨🍁☕️🍁✨

Side note, how is everyone doing with their Nanowrimo goals??


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Ich hebe mein Glas auf den Freitag, auf das bevorstehende Wochenende, auf den unerträglichen Muskelkater in meinem Nacken, der Krafttraining gar nicht mehr gewöhnt ist, auf die Date Night gestern und auf Jude Law als sexy Dumbledore, auf die MUSE-Tickets, die auf dem Weg zu mir sind (😭😭😭😍), auf Hafermilch mit Schaumkrone, auf den Rock mit Kapuze von H&M und Moschino, auf dicke Köpfe und Spezialgeschäfte für Hüte in Übergrößen, auf mein neues Manuskript und auf den Mut, den man manchmal braucht, um dem Herzen zu folgen, auf Brian Fallon und The Gaslight Anthem, die beim Schreiben mein Soundtrack sind, auf niedrigere Temperaturen und Kuschelpullover - KURZUM: Ich hebe mein Glas auf diese vergangene Woche!
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#coffee #coffeelover #caffeine #butfirstcoffee #breakfastinbed #bedroom #bedroomdecor #interior #rückblick #amwriting #amwritingya #creative #writersofinstagram #schreiben #bookstagram #inspiration #nanowrimo


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💜Happy Fri-YAY lovely people! 💜
Today’s #fantasywipnovember prompt asks about names—how I come up with them, if I take inspiration from existing names and all that fun stuff!

Well, most of my inspiration comes from Latin words.
‘Porgen’ is a mix of the Latin words for ‘family’ and ‘safe haven’. It means ‘home’ in Old Raelythian. 🏠
Then there are words like ‘Raelythia’ itself, where I just liked the sound of it. 🙈😂
But ‘Florenea’, I personalised for my book. It started as ‘Florentia’ which is Greek but derived from the Latin word flos-floris, which means ‘flower’. There is a reason I’ve named her flower, though I can’t reveal it as I don’t reveal it until book 4 (maybe 3, I’m thinking). But her grandmother nicknamed her Flosignea, which in Old-Raelythian means ‘Fire-flower’. 🔥
So, to sum it all up, I use our languages and transform them. Much like J.K Rowling did. ✨
Not that I even remotely compare to that goddess of literature, but ya know....

How do you come up with names in your writing?
How do y’all feel about reading completely unique names in books? Yay or nay?


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🌏 What’s your favorite world building tip? Tonight’s live chat with @j.m.ivie_author was so much fun! It’s always beneficial to hear how others plan, build, and grow their stories. If you’d like to watch the replay, go check out her page!
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My best tip would be to have an emotional thread to your character with every setting description. That character is going to point out something unique that only they could see vs another character looking at the same thing. ———————————————————————————
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50,000 WORDS!!!!!!!! I'm pretty happy that I finished the challenge at the halfway point. AND THERE'S MORE TO COME. I need to finish the draft. So sad I can't get the 50k badge yet. ☹

Full disclosure though: I planned for two months so I knew a lot of what I would write, my mental health is in an okay spot during November as holidays are pretty great for me, I find YA easy to write, I have no children, and finally the words are not the best. Editing is going to be PAINFUL.

I'm still quite proud of myself and all of you as well!

Also picture of Astrid 'helping'. #nanowrimo2018 #amwritingya #lgbtq🌈 #romance #finishline #50k #notdone #day15 #50kin15days #whenamidone


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I am still yet to start writing for today... All day I feel the anxiety pulling me away from creating. Whoever said that artists should suffer from mental illnesses didn't know how hard it is to do anything creative with depression and/or anxiety (I am only writing about those two cause they are the I have only experienced. ~only). I gave myself a simple goal: I want to write one specific scene. And if I feel up to it, I can move on to the second one. One word after another. Just to keep the habit. And I know I can do this much. 🔥🔥🔥 #amwriting #amwritingya #nanowrimo #nanowrimo2018 #writerslife #yalit #writersofig #novelwriting #writinganovel #closetedwriter #writers #writestuff #writergram #aspiringwriter #igauthorlife #writersworld #bookish #creative #writespace #writerscommunity #writingcommunity #femaleauthors #booklovers #ottawawriters #writersofottawa #josethi #anxiety #anxietyproblems #writingwithanxiety


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