"...her secret is patience..." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, April 30, 2011


Hello darlings!
So you know how I have a book review blog? Well, I'm thinking I might start doing the reviews on this blog. What do you think? Should I move all of my blogging to this blog, including the reviews? Let me know! You guys are the best!
And now I must get back to editing!

Much love,


Saturday, April 23, 2011

ILLUSIONS Trailer by Aprilynne Pike *SPOILER WARNING"

How much to do you love this trailer??? I can't wait for Illusions!!! :-)
Happy reading!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

IMM #1

I know its an odd day for this, but I promised.
What are you reading??? ;)

Much love,


Monday, April 18, 2011

Edit, Query, A Cute Kitty, & a Free Book!

Yes, that title covers it all :)
Greetings! I am coming out of my little writing cave to talk about writing. I mean seriously, did you expect anything else?
So in the past twelve days I have been hard at work at editing my current WIP. You’d think after spending all of that time on writing the story, editing would be a piece of cake. (mmm, cake) But if you think that, and many do, you are wrong. In some ways I think editing is a bit tougher than first draft. I’ve hear it said, “Come on, you already written the book and its awesome, why change anything?” But once you start reading your own writing, that awesomeness pretty much disappears. My thoughts rage anywhere from, “I’m a lousy writer,” to “I hate this whole stupid book, you’re going in the trash!” Then, I take a deep breath, throw myself a random dance party, and get back to work. 
Editing is also tough because you want to be working on other ideas that kept popping up in your head during the first draft. I have outlined quite a few stories and been waiting to see if any of them pan out. But of course, MUST. EDIT. It is a long process. Before I can start querying, my draft has to be PERFECT! (I’m sorry to shout, but its that important!) And of course, that perfection angle sets me in another fit of “Why do I even write?” Basically, editing involves a lot of pushing and panicking. 
Then comes the querying. I am not a good query letter writer. But I will get better, and I will get better because I was recommended this awesome book “From the Query to the Call” by Elana Johnson. I love it! It has all the information I need, plus quite a few examples! Thank you Elana for writing such a wonderfully helpful book. Here’s a link for anyone who is interested! Free Book Here!
On the other hand, I’ve received a number of books recently, and decided that I was going to do a IMM video instead of just listing all of the names. However, the video will have to wait till tomorrow! *fingers crossed* 

Awe, cute kitty!

Ok, now I’m off to edit! You’ve been waiting for that, huh? I’ll try not to panic! But I make no promises!
Much love,

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

I'm baaaaaack!!!!!!!!!

I don't know why, but my title reminds me of Casper :)
Yes, dearest readers, it really is me! I know, I know, I have been MIA for quite some time. In my defense, I have very good reasons. Well, actually just one main one. Would you like to know what it is? Can you guess it? No, I have not been abducted by aliens. No, I have not crossed over to the other universe. Ok, enough with the guessing. I’ll tell you! I’ve been writing! Ha, didn’t see that one coming did you? But I’m going to make it up to you! Want to know how? No, lets not guess again! I’m going to share some news with you, thats how.
*Drumroll please*
Book #2 is complete!!!!!!!!!!!!! Woohoo!!!! *throws virtual confetti* *happy happy dance* *looks around at the mess created* *gets a virtual vacuum cleaner* All better. :)

Yes, I’m quite excited if you couldn’t tell! As of yesterday, I have in my hands the first set of typeset pages. Can’t wait to start with all the editing. (and its going to need a lot of editing). Once this MS is polished, the hunt for agents begins! So if you know of any agents, send them my way. :)
In other news, I now have a youtube channel (in case you missed my video posts :). http://www.youtube.com/user/journeyofadreamer I’m very excited about this because I am not one for camera time, so its a bit out of my comfort zone. I would really love for you to go and subscribe, and enjoy my little bit of craziness :)
Also, I have started another writing project. This one has to stay a bit on the down low until I can figure it all out, but I’m so super excited about this story! It’s YA, and that is a new territory for me so we’ll see how it goes.
Speaking of my youtube channel, I decided to do VEDA, which is Vlog Every Day in April, but with a twist. I’m actually doing VLODA, which is Vlog Lots Of Days in April, because I missed a few days and probably will miss a few more. Hey, I’m new at this alright?
Oh before I forget, did you go out and get your copies of City of Fallen Angels? Red Glove? Where She Went? 

I think I’m missing a few.... But anyway, leave me comments below on what you thought of those books if you have read them! You know I love hearing from you!
Much love,