Forget Baby Brain: Pregnancy Can Boost Creative Productivity Okay, so let’s not talk about the first trimester. That was pretty much a sleep-fest, though I do like toblame lockdownfor at least some of my laziness. But now that I’ve been enjoying my second trimester for a solid two months, I can confirm that my creativity … Continue reading Being Pregnant Has Been Like Jet Fuel For My Creativity
You may think I’m exaggerating, but I can assure you, the teeth on this draft are sharp. I guess you can say I’ve been on a writing hiatus. With moving to London, getting my M.A., and planning wedding, things got a little complicated. Okay, a lot complicated. It’s been two years since I’ve completed the … Continue reading This Is What Writing My First Draft Feels Like:
Sometimes I feel like my characters are speaking to me. And no, last I checked, I’m not schizophrenic. In fact, I’ve read about lots of authors who have mentioned experiencing the same thing. It’s as if the characters suddenly have a mind of their own, like they’re telling us what really happened and we’re simply … Continue reading Next Time I See A Giant Wardrobe, I’m Probably Going To Check Inside…
So I’m in the midst of editing my second book. The scenes are becoming more vivid with each rewrite, each imagining of what exactly the characters are sensing and reacting to. This is quickly becoming one of my favorite parts of the writing process; trying to get into the head of the character, see what … Continue reading It’s Philosophical Pondering Time!