Enjoy The Journey of Today for Tomorrow Has Yet to Come

Three years and twenty-nine days—that’s how long it’s been since I’ve last posted. And this blog post couldn’t come at a better time. When I last posted, I had just been promoted to Literary Assistant and Agent-in-Training at Fuse Literary. I was neck deep in the query box learning from my mentor—shout-out to the wonderful…

Dream Big. And Continue Dreaming

In February 2016, I attended the San Francisco Writers Conference and had the opportunity to sit down with an agent who represented the genre I wrote in. Who knew that it would be with the lovely Laurie McLean of Fuse Literary. It was during our breakfast together that we talked about my future goals which…

Adventures in France & Italy

Wow has the year flown by. Life became super busy about mid-year, and my blog unfortunately fell out of the loop. No worries, I’ll stay up to date from now on. Maybe I’ll even be good and start writing content ahead of time and scheduling them out (ha! I’m funny). Check out my next blog…

Tatiana White’s “Hand Me Down Heroes or Progression?”

I’m just going to share this link for your reading enjoyment and to hopefully, inspire many POC authors and readers to create and demand diverse stories readers can relate to. Growing up, I read many, many stories featuring white characters. And yes, I enjoyed them. And had no problems with reading about them. These were stories,…

Let’s Fall In Love

One of the best things about living, for me, is getting to know other people. And I’m sure you can see the connection between listening to other people’s stories and writing. The more you become aware of the journeys people take and truly understand the chapters of their lives, the more well-rounded and vivid your…

Why writing…Why, oh, why

There are times when I’m staring at my manuscript that I wonder why I ever wanted to write a story, wonder why I continue to write and rewrite, wonder what the point of all this is.  Nights spent pouring over a single word/sentence/paragraph. Days with my story plotting around in my head. Headaches, frustration, sleepless nights,…

SF Writer’s Conference

The SF Writer’s Conference is next month, and I have some exciting news.  Dr. Ellen Taliaferro was offering a scholarship to cover registration, the fees for agent speed dating, the opening gala, and breakfast and lunches. In addition to all these generous gifts, they also set up a one-on-one meet and greet with a literary…

Plotting Away

Take a break. After you finish your story. In-between drafts. Take a month or more to let your creative juices regenerate. Have you heard this? I have…and I hated it whenever I heard it. But alas…it is true. The benefits? Well for one, you forget your story, and when you do come back to work…

Query Letter…My Goodness Writing This is Hard

Consider this, you’ve spent six, twelve, twenty-four months writing your manuscript. You’re feeling pretty awesome tacking on that The End. You might even pop some bubbly, turn on the music and dance, dance, dance.  Then, you’re tasked with writing a query letter. That 50K manuscript now needs to be summed up in 200 words or…

Dreams…one day you will be true

I spent hours and hours today glued to my computer screen, rewriting the same two chapters, paging over to the statistics page of WattPad and my blog, then back to my story.  My story has barely been posted online for a week and I’m already neck deep obsessed with the number of views – can…

My first hello…see you later

Hello Dearest Future Readers, First, I want to say thank you for stopping by and giving me some love and support. Today, with a bajillion other blogs and amazing writers out there, knowing that you made the time to read my words is very humbling. So simply, thank you. Most of my early blog visitors are…