I’ll be participating in A Round of Words in 80 Days!


What better way to kick off the new year than with a challenge? I'll be starting 2018 with A Round of Words in 80 Days (ROW80), a writing challenge that lets you define your own goals, so long as you achieve them in the 80 days following January 2nd. Nanowrimo kicked my butt this year, so I can't wait for a little redemption. In the 80 days leading up to March 22nd, I'll be racing towards the following goals: -330 hours of writing -Release my first chapter to Wattpad (which would mean the entire draft would be beta-read, edited, and…

New Year, New Blog


I've been away from my blog since March, which makes almost nine months of inactivity. Yikes! Thankfully, my life has been anything but quiet. I can't wait to update you on everything that's been going on, but first, there are a few things I'd like to share about this website. 1. New Design Thanks to a bit of free time from Winter Break, this is effective as of yesterday! I've been dying to get back into blogging, but Wordpress made a few changes regarding pricing. Long story short, I've moved my blog from Wordpress.com to Wordpress.org and I'm loving the…

Going Blue: Before, During, and After


So I dyed my hair blue last week and...I decided to write about it. I realize there's no way to avoid making this whole thing sound like the whining of a stereotypical, angsty teen so I've decided to embrace it. It's not a phase, mom!  BEFORE: "Why'd you dye your hair, Corine?" I've had my hair dyed for less than a week and pretty much everyone I know has asked. For good reason too. Up until now, the biggest change I made to my hair was growing out my bangs Freshmen year. Between then and now, I was always the girl who had…

The Author’s Utility Belt: Five Must-Have Tools


It’s dangerous to go alone! Take this! Writing a book is a long and frustrating journey, and just like any good adventurer, you’re going to need the right supplies if you want to stand a chance. After around three years of digging and poking around, here are five apps/items that have made writing my novel a little bit easier. 1. Scrivener [caption id="attachment_3196" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Photo cred: LizCovart.com[/caption] The best investment for my novel I’ve ever made. Ever. I was fourteen when I first stumbled across Scrivener. The first thing I noticed was the price tag: a whopping $45 both…