My Adventures in MG: When I Was Your Age…

Previously on Some Nonsense I Wrote… I’m trying to write MG. My next step in this journey was me trying to tap into myself when I was MG aged. That’s hard to do and I quickly gave up, but I found an easier path. I didn’t need to try and get into an 9-year-old’s headspaceContinue reading “My Adventures in MG: When I Was Your Age…”

My Adventures in MG: The Kids

All right, it’s been a while since we were on this adventure together. So, let’s recap. I’ve decided to try to write MG. The first thing I did was read a bunch of MG books, which I am still doing. Here are some of the books I have read since my last post: The TrueContinue reading “My Adventures in MG: The Kids”

TERNARY: Cover Reveal + Preorder!

So excited to announce that Ternary is now available for preorder! Is she human or is she machine? As a cyborg, she’s never been sure of her identity. But when the consciousness of a dead man is accidentally downloaded into her cybernetic brain, she finds herself falling for his still-living spouse and rediscovering her humanity—ButContinue reading “TERNARY: Cover Reveal + Preorder!”

My Adventures in MG: Reading

I’m eventually going to get back on my normal schedule. I promise. On my epic quest to start writing MG science fiction, I have taken what I perceive to be the first step. And that is: simply reading a bunch of MG to see how it’s done. I have acquired many of my books fromContinue reading “My Adventures in MG: Reading”

My Adventures in MG: Prologue

I know this blog post is late late late! (A “late” for every week it’s late.) I have been so incredibly busy with school and life I have not had a minute to sit down and write anything at all. Not homework (which I am way behind on), not my own writing, and definitely notContinue reading “My Adventures in MG: Prologue”

About Themes and Messages

Before I get started on the main topic of this blog post, I want to make a quick announcement. As of today, I will be reducing the frequency of my blog posts from twice a month (every other Sunday) to once a month (the first Sunday of the month). This is so I can keepContinue reading “About Themes and Messages”

5 Steps of Novel Writing pt.3 : REVISING

Welcome back! Sorry for the delay. I’ve had a lot going on and didn’t have time to sit down and give this blog post the attention it deserved. I might have bitten off more than I could chew by committing to two blog posts a month and am considering reducing it to one here inContinue reading “5 Steps of Novel Writing pt.3 : REVISING”

Series Review: Slaves of Zisaida

The Lost Signal by J.S. Fernandez Morales is the first book in the Slaves of Zisaida series. It is a character-driven sci-fi story told from the POV of several different characters in two separate timelines. The Okinawa Six timeline follows a military-and-politics-based plot but focuses primarily on the characters as individuals and their personal lives.Continue reading “Series Review: Slaves of Zisaida”

My NaNo Experience

I attempted my first NaNoWriMo this year. For those who don’t know, NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is an annual event where participants attempt to write 50k words in a month. There’s no real prize but bragging rights. Still, the community involvement plus deadline pressure can be a great way to get a lot ofContinue reading “My NaNo Experience”

Blog Break: Finals + TERNARY art

I wasn’t planning on doing this, but I have three final projects all due on Tuesday, and I absolutely do not have time to write a blog post. At least, I don’t have time to write one that would be worth reading. Unfortunately, I have to take this blog post off as well. I willContinue reading “Blog Break: Finals + TERNARY art”