This review is a more than two years old, but it's a timely one for me for obvious and perhaps not so obvious reasons. One, I missed seeing this review the first time it was published in 2018. During that time, I met so many amazing authors and readers. And two, my other author website … Continue reading Quick Sip Reviews’ Take On “Bondye Bon”!
Okay, today I pushed myself to rise from bed early. So early in fact that I had time to lift weights for 25 minutes, followed by sweating, glowing, gyrating, shimmying to music during a 43-minute cardio session of squats, bachata, salsa, soca moves, and push-ups. This is one of my favorite songs (click here if … Continue reading JuNoWriMo 2020 Day 8
Thanks to FIYAH Literary Magazine, "Bondye Bon" first appeared in their Ahistorical Blackness, Issue #5. This short story was then bought by editors Betrand Campeis and Hermione Hémon, translated by Erwan Devos, and published by Rivière Blanche for the Dimension Uchronie #3. The full review of the entire anthology can be found here.
Last year, I had applied for . . . and I'm pleased to announce that I've been selected to participate in the inaugural POC in Pub Writers and Illustators of Color Mentorship Program! POC Objective is clear and straightforward: "The People of Color in Publishing Writers and Illustrators Mentorship Program is an opportunity for writers … Continue reading POC in Pub Writers and Illustrators of Color Mentorship Program!
Writing a chapter a day keeps the voices at bay. -Yours Truly/Ou vrèman Writers often joke about how their characters talk to them, threaten them, plead with them to spend time with them and write, write, write. I especially appreciate what George R.R. Martin has to say about the strange and intimate relationship between writers … Continue reading Motivation Monday Quotes
Pixabay Free Images First, thank you for visiting! 🙂 It's good to be back! Lately, I've been spending more time with my family, settling myself in a new-ish job, polishing a YA novel I've been working on for months (getting ready for #PitchWars), and writing the first draft of an adult fantasy with an erotic … Continue reading 2018 Year-End Reflection – Menu Style – Let’s Start Celebrating!
Cheerleaders of NaNoWriMo, I'm already behind. Based on the 50,000 word goal, I already have a deficit of 10,002 words! Yes, I've written some short stories. There's one that I'm finishing up for a November 15th deadline, but does that even count towards the novel of my dreams?! You see, I have a novel inside … Continue reading Dear NaNoWriMo Cheerleaders, I Want to, But . . .
Months ago, I wrote a poem for my husband (it was his birthday) that invoked such deep emotion in him that he cried. I considered getting the published (come on, our kids have gotta eat) at one point and instead shared it at a Wordier Than Thou open mic event. The response was powerful from … Continue reading Quotes to Write By – Day 28
In a previous post, I discussed Octavia Butler's thoughts on inspiration vs habit. Habit is worth cultivating. Inspiration when it comes to writing will do little for the writer. Writing every day or as much as one can is a best practice. Initially, I planned on continuing the Quotes to Write By series for 60 … Continue reading Quotes to Write By – Day 26 . . . with a Freebie!