Hello, wonderful readers! This past month I took an unexpected break from all things writing simply because I felt far too burnt out to actually put any effort into my projects. That being said, I do still plan to write. It has been my passion for my most life and it will continue to be… Continue reading Writing Update | What Happened to the Rose’s War Duology?
Hello, wonderful readers! I'm breaking my once-a-week posting schedule to bring you my NaNoWriMo project of 2020! Now, I went though a bunch of my WIPs (yes, there are a LOT) to find the one I was most passionate about to write. I ended up with two. So yes, I will be doing two projects… Continue reading Writing | NaNoWriMo 2020
Hello, readers! I am Oceane and I am actively writing four novels. Yay! I'm the kind of person to have lofty, somewhat unattainable goals that I strive to see through. Until I get burnt out... and feel like a failure... and grow apathetic when I actually just need some motivation. Anyone else relate? XD After… Continue reading Why Writing Multiple Novels Can Be Overwhelming… But Rewarding
You've been there. Perhaps you had just woken up, coffee/tea in hand. You sit down in front of your computer, determined to write at least one thousand words. Everything is ready, just waiting for you to type. Your fingers outstretch and... nothing. Your mind is blank, the ideas gone. It's definitely a struggle, trying to… Continue reading Writer’s Block: The Bane of My Existence
For my first novel, Rose's Wrath, I chose to publish it independently. It seemed like the better move at the time, and I don't regret it! But for my next novel, I want to pursue the traditional route. The main reason being that taking on all aspects of publishing (hiring editors, proofreaders, cover designers, and… Continue reading Why I Plan to Pursue Traditional Publishing and Why Both Routes are Valid
Hello, wonderful readers! I was checking my notifications just a few days ago and realized that I've been blogging for two years now! Looking back, my first ones were quite horrendous, but it's been a joy from the start! I also just hit 100 followers, which was a sweet surprise to help celebrate! Today I'm… Continue reading New Month, New Resolutions
It's release month! Yay! I can't believe there will be physical copies of Rose's Wrath available in just twenty something days! *gasps* In the meantime, I'll be sharing the first chapter with you all! Hopefully it gets you interested in reading the whole thing! *** The scent of blood filled Cerise’s nostrils, flooding her with… Continue reading Rose’s Wrath: Chapter One
Hello my lovely readers! As many of you know, I have been busy editing Rose's Wrath and trying to get it ready for publication! Now, I'll be honest here: I absolutely HATE editing. It's the bane of my writing existence. Even the thought of it makes me annoyed. And I've been editing Rose's Wrath for… Continue reading Why Editing is Crucial, No Matter What
Hello all! I'm excited to share some news with you all today, and that is that there will be a novella in the Rose's War series! As of now, there has just been Rose's Wrath and the unnamed sequel, but I'm including a novella from Pan's POV! When I first started writing Rose's Wrath, I… Continue reading Novella Announcement!
Hey everyone! Today's post isn't necessarily about writing, but it goes hand-in-hand, especially if you're planning on publishing. When I first considered publishing, I went back and forth on if I should pursue traditional or not. While traditional has a LOT of benefits, I felt self-publishing fit my needs and life, PLUS there's a wonderful… Continue reading Building a Following When You’re Virtually Unknown