Hi Everyone, I’ve finally reached the halfway point in my manuscript. It’s so hard to describe how I feel about it. On one hand, when I scroll through the pages I feel like I’ll never be able to do it all again. On the other hand, I feel like I can’t possibly already be halfway there. I think I’m kind of afraid of reaching the … Continue reading Reaching the Halfway Point
Hi everyone, Recently I’ve been making more progress than ever on my WIP. I’ve finally managed to get myself out of the rut that I fell into after my writing degree, and it feels so good to be back. I am definitely not a planner when it comes to writing. For some reason, I just can’t come up with decent plot points in the planning stage. My planning consists … Continue reading Making Progress on your Work-in-Progress
Hi everyone, Wow, it has been a busy week, but as always, totally worth it. Issue #4 of Spinebind Magazine went out into the world today, and I feel like a mother waving good-bye to her child on the first day of school. I’ve done my job, it’s now out of my hands, and if I find a spelling mistake, there’s not much I can … Continue reading Spinebind Issue #4 Released
Hi everyone, I have been listening to some different music recently while I’ve been writing, and I thought I would share it with you all. I’ve been a little more distracted than usual lately, so I haven’t really been able to listen to anything with English lyrics. I have finally found some music that really helps me to block out the rest of the world, … Continue reading My Creative Writing Playlist – Updated
Dear readers, Happy January! Here is a little list of the (quite extravagant) goals I have for 2017: Release Spinebind Issue #4 (20th of January) Finish the first draft of my novel manuscript Write a collection of micro memoirs of my trip to Iceland Move to a city that I love Get a day job that allows me enough time/brain power to write Read more, Google less Finish … Continue reading Read More, Google Less – Goals for 2017
Dear readers, I am writing to you from my parents’ house, on an inflatable mattress, with seven suitcases scattered in the hallway, the dining room, and the bedrooms. The past week has been a crazy mess of packing, cleaning, and goodbyes. My degree is over, and I’m in this strange limbo that isn’t quite real life, but almost. Tomorrow is my twentieth birthday, and in … Continue reading Back Home (for now)
To anyone thinking about studying creative writing, It’s 11 o’clock at night. I’m sitting here, having just submitted my last university assignment, scrolling through jobs on seek.com. Look, I’ll be honest; there aren’t many. In fact, where I really want to go, I haven’t even found one that’s just right. It’s scary to leave “the academy” after being a student for almost 17 years. First … Continue reading Is a Creative Writing Degree Really Worth It?