First Draft Problems | Everything Wrong With My First Draft

In late July, after I finished my Camp NaNo project Project Dewey, I began to edit Project BAN. The first step of my editing process was rereading the entire novel and making notes on it. I finished the reread in about twelve days and made a scene by scene synopsis of my first draft. As expected, there are a lot of first draft problems I will need to work through. A LOT.  1. The Main...

My August Writing Goals | 2020

My August writing goals center around the resurgence of Project BAN, a novel I began working on during NaNoWriMo 2017. I rediscovered it last May and wrote the majority of Project BAN’s first draft from mid-May to mid-June. After finishing Project BAN’s first draft, I decided I would wait until August-ish to start crafting a second draft. Since August is just around the corner, let's chat...

My Black Love Story Playlist | Camp NaNoWriMo

My Camp NaNoWriMo project, Project Dewey, is inspired by Black romantic comedies like Brown Sugar, Love Jones, and the recently released The Photograph. Along with each movie's plot and characters, one of the most memorable parts of each movie is its respective soundtracks. One of my wildest author dreams is getting one of my books adapted into a movie -- so I had to create my own black love...

Camp NaNoWriMo July 2020: What Am I Writing?

For Camp NaNoWriMo July 2020, I thought I was going to take it easy after writing Project BAN and write a novella or maybe some short stories. But, alas, my imagination smacked me in the face with a brand spanking' new idea for a full-length novel: Project Dewey. Project Dewey is a new adult contemporary romance novel. The story is fun, Black AF, and hilarious. Below, you will find the details...

My Podcast Recommendations (Pop Culture, Writing)

2020 is the year of the podcast -- for me anyway. Whether I’m getting some freelance work done, cleaning around the house, or going on a daily nature walk, I am usually listening to a podcast to occupy my mind. I couldn’t recommend the five podcasts below enough -- check them out!   Pop Culture Podcasts 1. Bodega Boys Bodega Boys · Ep 207: Bae-thoven Bodega Boys is a pop culture...