Writing Tips

I Didn’t Win NaNoWriMo and I’m OK With That

First, to all of you who reached that 50K goal--CONGRATS! It's a major accomplishment that you should be immensely proud of. And those of you--like me--who gave it your best but just didn't hit your word goal--congrats to you too! You gave it a shot and you wrote words, and that's all that matters! Going… Continue reading I Didn’t Win NaNoWriMo and I’m OK With That

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Publishing Frustrations and Extended Dates

As most of you know, Rose's Wrath was supposed to be published yesterday. Few of you know that is not published. Let me explain why. When I first wrote Rose's Wrath in November of 2018, I had every hope of publishing it--I still do. After numerous edits, Beta readers, editors, proofreaders, etc, I felt rather… Continue reading Publishing Frustrations and Extended Dates

My Writing, Reveals

Rose’s Wrath Cover Reveal!

It's the big day! Today I am FINALLY sharing the official cover for Rose's Wrath! Whoo! This novel has been a long time coming and the amount of editing I've done or hired others to do has seemed endless at times. But the publication date is fast-approaching and soon Rose's Wrath will be available to… Continue reading Rose’s Wrath Cover Reveal!

Writing Tips

Why Editing is So Important For Self-Publishers

Hey all! Oceane here. As someone who is just beginning to figure out her own self-publishing journey, I've come to realize one thing that all self-publishers should know: Editing is extremely important! Maybe you already know this, maybe you don't, but it is important to understand. I myself have gone back and forth on whether… Continue reading Why Editing is So Important For Self-Publishers

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Editor Time! Plus a Second Cover Reveal? And Title Reveal?

Guess what? I FINALLY finished editing Rose's Wrath! First, that means I can send it to a professional editor and have them fine-tune the novel for me. While I think I've found one, I'm most definitely open to other affordable editors you might know! So feel free to leave a comment. Second, you may be… Continue reading Editor Time! Plus a Second Cover Reveal? And Title Reveal?

reviews

Strange the Dreamer: A Review

Credit to Laini Taylor. I merely found this on the internet. If you were to look at any Hot List for top YA novels right now, odds are Strange the Dreamer is one of them. I have seen its mass popularity for a while now--The Muse of Nightmares included. To be honest, the story didn't… Continue reading Strange the Dreamer: A Review

My Writing

Why Do I Write?

To be honest, I had never really thought about the question asked in the title. Why do I write? More importantly: Why does anyone write? Seriously, what drives writers/authors to create a world and people within 400 pages? I don't really know, but here are three reasons why I write. It's An Outlet This is… Continue reading Why Do I Write?