An Unintentional Hiatus

It’s been a while since I’ve posted here, and that wasn’t my intention, I promise. I’ve always loved writing about the lighter side of life — books, travel, recipes I’ve been drooling over, etc., and this has always been a perfect outlet. Part of the reason for the unintentional hiatus falls under “writer-y reasons.” I’ve been knee deep in major, second-round revisions (exciting, tedious, but oh-so-necessary), so that’s been keeping me very busy along with my freelance assignments. Aside from that, however, my heart has felt heavy these past few months, and I know I’m not alone. Let’s just say… Continue reading

Tearing Down, Rebuilding, Repeat

Since we last spoke, I’ve been taking all the wonderful advice I was given at Pitch Slam and tearing down (and rebuilding) the house formerly known as Spaghetti in Exile. The process is as messy and complicated as one might expect. I’ve taken a hammer to sentences and paragraphs and even chapters I once held sacred. I’ve axed entire characters and plotlines altogether (and not in a murder mystery kind of way). I’ve chiseled and smoothed away a few rough edges and constructed a few new beams for support. Basically I’m one novel away from getting a show on the… Continue reading