Writing

The bright side of not being published (yet).

Any writers who are trying to publish books can relate. I’ve written two manuscripts this year and as much as I want to send the first drafts to agents and expedite the publishing process (BIG NO-NO) I know that I need to take time out and edit and polish these manuscripts (particularly my NaNoWriMo novel, …

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Books

Highlight Reel: First and Then by Emma Mills

Two weeks ago, I was having one of those days, that turned into one of those weeks. You know the ones. You wake up on the wrong side of the bed and things start to add up that leave you feeling grumpy and not wanting to leave your bed. Luckily, at the start of this …

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Lifestyle

Goal Setting: Lara Casey’s 2016 Powersheets Workbook

It’s that time again, when you evaluate what you want to do differently in the New Year and set resolutions. It can be fun, but it can also be stressful and sometimes not even worth it, because you keep your goals up for maybe the first two weeks of January and then they just fizzle …

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Currently: December 2015

I had a few things I wanted to share with you guys, from what I’m reading now, to what I think about ColourPop lipsticks, and how you can score yourself a free box of snacks. I didn’t want to make separate posts for each of these but I did want to share these things with …

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Lifestyle

Why The Wiz is so Important

I love musicals. I have songs from Aladdin and Little Shop of Horrors in my iTunes. I’ve seen The Sound of Music more times than I can count, and although I’m not a great singer, I’ve been in a handful of productions: from Annie to none other than The Wiz. When I sat down with …

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Writing

NaNoWriMo 2015: RECAP

If you’ve taken a peek at my sidebar, you may have noticed that I WON NaNoWriMo this year! YAY! For those of you who don’t know, NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month. Your goal is to write a 50,000 word novel by December 1st. More on that here. I also vlogged my progress …

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Books

Book Review | Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae

The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl is a collection of essays written by Issa Rae, the creator of the web series with the same name. The web series is HILARIOUS and relatable to someone who, is indeed, an awkward black girl. I love Issa Rae and decided to check out her first book. Click here …

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Lifestyle

I’m in Southern Weddings Magazine!

Southern Weddings is one of my favorite magazines. Although I’m not a bride yet, I love the entire Southern gal theme, what the magazine stands for, and the fact that this magazine isn’t one that’s made by hundreds of intimidating people. It’s created by 6 inspiring women, in Lara Casey’s own home! Southern Weddings frequently …

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Writing

NaNoWrimo 2015: Week One Recap

So November 1, 2015 marked the first week of NaNoWriMo, which is National Novel Writing Month! The goal of this month is to sit down and write a 50,000 word novel by November 30, which equals up to about 1667 words per day. Sounds easy enough, right?  [If you’d rather watch my recap vlog, check …

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Books

Book Review | Echoes by Laura Tisdall

Prefer video reviews? Watch mine here. Echoes is a story about Mallory, a high schooler who lives with her younger brother and her ex-Marine father, who sufferes from PTSD. Mallory is a hacker in a secret group called The Forum, where she hacks under the alias echosix. Mallory hacks as a stress reliever, to get away …

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