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I’m Writing GEARBREAKERS 2! First Drafts Are Sometimes Debilitating!

29 Jul 2020

It’s only a first draft. Summer passes lazily. I like having my coffee (with lots of cream and sugar) on my thigh when I write, like the perfect picture of productivity, and it’s getting a little easier. I admit I went through a lull with new words for the better part of this year, even […]

Update!/Premature Burials

27 Jun 2020

I have not posted in a hot WHILE but I’ll just put that in a nice little box on the shelf and then get going again. I am currently back in my hometown, working on the first draft of the Gearbreakers sequel. I have so much time to read now which is kind of glorious, […]

New Writing Schedule!

8 Oct 2019

It’s the second week of my sophomore year of college at UW (yay quarter system?), and the start of classes and the attached schoolwork load means it’s time to carve out some set times to write! I aim to write at least an hour and a half each day, so here’s the Schedule™ (posted for […]

GEARBREAKERS Acquired by Executive Producer Aaron Magnani

26 Sep 2019

I am thrilled to announce that the screen rights for my debut novel, GEARBREAKERS (Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan), have been acquired by producer Aaron Magnani! It’s the first small step of a lot of bigger steps, but my heart grows ever so much fuller whenever I meet someone who shows a passion for this project I […]

The Query Letter That Got Me My Agent

12 Jul 2019

In any scenario, but perhaps especially in the literary sphere, it is important to be adaptable. By the end of my querying phase, I had gone through two rewrites of my original query letter, three versions total. These rewrites were not necessarily due to a lack of agent responses—even the first version received three partials […]

How I Got My Agent ( + My Experience in the Query Trenches )

12 Jun 2019

It’s jarring to me that I get to write one of these posts. When I was querying, I would spend hours upon hours pouring over these stories, and successfully heeded every single piece of their advice—I waited patiently, worried little, with a heart constantly brimming with the hope and knowledge that soon, the little ping […]

On Worldbuilding 1/?

29 Apr 2019

Something completely unique in humans is this gravitation to create alternate worlds. In our childhoods, all of us were able to fabricate (complexly, at that) entirely separate realms that existed vividly—a way of constructing that came effortlessly. We created entire storylines and characters, fleshed out intricate scenes, and fought through the created conflict in a […]