Why I Went M.I.A.+ MAJOR UPDATE!

Hello everybody! I know it’s been like a month and a half since I last posted. But I had a good reason why! Around the time of my last blog post, I found out I was a finalist for a writing fellowship. Paranoid, I shut my blog down because I feared the panel might see […]

Revising My Novel for the 5th Time: A Plan

After my mini breakdown, I realized that the feedback I receieved from the last agent was so helpful. Even though it didn’t land me an agent, I know what needs to be fixed in the story and how to do it. Unlike Manuscript #1, I’m not setting this one aside for later. This is a […]

Rejection #56789-I suck at this

So I think that was full rejection #3 for manuscript #2. I’m pretty down because this agent really liked my last manuscript and had a lot of constructive feedback when they passed. I thought manuscript #2 would work but…it didn’t. I have maybe 3 more fulls out but I’m honestly thinking everyone will pass in […]

Two Kind Writing Rejections?

I’m quickly becoming the queen of novel rejections. The first was a query rejection. The agent told me she liked the concept of the story but felt it wasn’t a good fit for her. But she also said she wanted to see more work from me in the future. Now, for the second rejection, it […]

I’m Gonna Be Poor Forever

Being poor sucks. To solve one of my many poor people problems, I spent an hour on the phone waiting for a representative to get to my call. When they finally did, BLOOP, the line disconnected. I HATE BEING POOR. I hate the neighborhood we live in, I hate not having the means to get […]

Another Manuscript Request! + New Novel Deadline

I got another manuscript request! This one from an agent I queried in February. So now we’re back at 6 and counting! For those of you also querying, it really is just a waiting game. In other news, I’m making serious progress on my new manuscript. I’ve given myself until June 1st to have a […]

Why I’m Unfollowing YA Twitter

Zetta Elliott “No More Becky Books” If you follow the young adult writing community on twitter, you, too, probably came across this week’s latest hot button topic. It all stemmed from the article above by Zetta Elliott (definitely read it if you haven’t yet). The question that’s now being debated on Twitter between black authors: […]