The first time my worth as a writer truly, madly, deeply resonated within me was when FIYAH Literary Magazine published my ahistorical speculative fiction story, "Bondye Bon." FIYAH Acceptance Letter I was so surprised, shocked, delighted, and literally freaking out (in a positively good way) that I had to ask my mom and then my … Continue reading Third Time’s a Charm and Bondye Bon
Category: Writer’s Life
Sometimes I Read Slow, Sometimes I Read Quick
Nice & Smooth is an East Coast hip hop duo from New York City that consists of Gregory O. "Greg Nice" Mays and Darryl O. "Smooth B" Barnes plus their deejay Tedd "DJ Teddy Tedd" Whiting. Like most music I took a fancy to, my older brothers had introduced them to me. Back in the 90s … Continue reading Sometimes I Read Slow, Sometimes I Read Quick
Creativity, Covid-19, and Closure
Hello, fabulous people on a Friday! I don't know where to begin, so let's start with some good news! I'm currently reading Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia. I will be writing a review and most likely publishing it as a video on YouTube (#BookTube) provided that I am successful … Continue reading Creativity, Covid-19, and Closure
JuNoWriMo 2020 Days 29 and 30
Today and yesterday, I did some much needed world-building research. I battled impostor syndrome, FOMO, and self-rejection. Battered, bruised, and laced with scars, I reflect on a slice of what's going on in my writer's life. 🙂 During and of course in between researching, I took a lot of notes, revised some wobbly, messy bits. … Continue reading JuNoWriMo 2020 Days 29 and 30
JuNoWriMo 2020 Days 27 and 28
Hello there! On June 27th, I wrote 548 words. Today, I wrote 352 words.
JuNoWriMo 2020 Days 24, 25, 26
On the 24th, I wrote 708 words. On the 25th, I wrote 845 words. It was my deceased brother's birthday and each year it's a struggle. He would have been 44 years old. Today, I wrote 1,084 words. Little by little, it's coming together.
JuNoWriMo 2020 Day 23
Today I wrote 663 words. I plan on writing a little bit more tonight, but I want to do it in my notebook and then transfer it later. I want a break from this screen. 😀
JuNoWriMo 2020 Days 21 and 22
Yesterday was Father's Day. I wrote off and on throughout the day in between other stuff (giving my husband some much needed free time to himself), producing trickles of words every now and then on the pages of my handy, dandy notebook. I have yet to transfer the words from paper to computer. Today, I … Continue reading JuNoWriMo 2020 Days 21 and 22
JuNoWriMo 2020 Days 19 and 20
On Friday, I wrote only a couple hundred words for my WIP in between submitting work to markets. On Saturday, I wrote a couple hundred more and editing the first five pages. Though I haven't been meeting my daily minimum word count goal, I'm glad that I'm still writing every day. Every word counts. 🙂 … Continue reading JuNoWriMo 2020 Days 19 and 20
JuNoWriMo 2020 Day 18
Today, I wrote 2,882 words. Some of those words were dedicated to a short story (submission windows are open for A LOT of markets!) and a future blog post. I'm going to continue writing a little more this evening.