Permission To Give Up

I really, really, hate leaving things unfinished. It constantly nags at me that I have a novel sitting in a (virtual) drawer that I started to rewrite and then gave up on. I’m glad I did, or I never would have gotten around to writing Lies, and maybe I’ll go back to again someday but, […]

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Books, Books, Books

I know I haven’t been very good at consistently posting on this blog, and I blame a combination of real-life (school, debate, social life) and fake-life (writing) but I realized I had a decent batch of new book photos I hadn’t shared so I decided to bask in their glory; I mean post about them. […]

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Lies My Father Told Me Playlist

As my novel, Lies My Father Told Me, gets increasingly close to querying– my soft deadline was April and it’s looking totally reasonable– I decided to share some of the music that helped me write it. I have a very specific way of listening to music while I write, one I recently learned I’m not […]

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Orly: Buried Alive

Alright so I had a lot of fun with my first nail swatch/review of Hampstead Gardens by Nails Inc., and last week I picked up a brand new polish by Orly– well not brand new as in from a new collection, but brand new as in I just purchased it, so of course I decided […]

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Nails Inc: Hampstead Gardens

I really love nail polish. Like really. So inspired by my lovely friend Kylie (aka ChicBananas) I’ve decided I’m going to try my hand at swatching the colours that I wear, just to show them off and give anyone who is interested a reference for what the colours really look like.  First up is one […]

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Friends and French Fries

Maybe using “friends” in the title of this post is over-stating it. I’m actually not a cat person at all, although the hives they give me make me think the feeling’s mutual. But this was definitely one of the most adorable sights I saw while traveling, right after arriving at my hostel in Istanbul on […]

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One Hundred

I recently stumbled across fantasy writer Darci Cole’s blog, just as she celebrates 100 followers with an awesome flash fiction contest. I’m definitely not experienced with flash fiction, but I thought it would be fun to try a little piece in verse, especially considering the awesome critique prizes! The contest guidelines, found here, require that […]

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