Last week I celebrated my 17th birthday! My family and I went to the San Diego Safari Park (used to be called the Wild Animal Park). Growing up, I went there all the time! It was a huge part of my childhood! So, to start off the last year before I'm 18, I decided to … Continue reading A Day at the Safari Park!
When the Writing Life Gets Stressful: A Little Bit of Motivation.
The writing life can be stressful sometimes, heck, life can be stressful! You can be feeling stuck in your story, lose motivation. Life happens and your writing is put on the back burner. That's ok! I just have to remind myself that hey, I can do this! Look how far I've come already! I have … Continue reading When the Writing Life Gets Stressful: A Little Bit of Motivation.
How to Have Time for School AND Writing.
With the new semester starting I know it can be difficult finding time to write. Everyone is worried about school. Time for vacation is over and it's time to get back to work. When can you find time to write? Here's the thing. Time has to be made, not found. It's important for everyone to … Continue reading How to Have Time for School AND Writing.
Your First Draft vs. Sandcastles
"I'm writing a first draft and reminding myself that I'm simply shoveling sand into a box so that I can later build sandcastles."-Shannon Hale Here is one of my favorite writing quotes. I even have it hung up in my room. Starting your book can be scary. That first draft could be the most intimidating … Continue reading Your First Draft vs. Sandcastles