9 Truths For A Writer’s Soul: Magic

The other day, I had an awesome idea. A great, awesome idea about a book that I am planning. I intend to start writing it in five to seven years. After I’ve finished—and published—my current series and written the series I am actively planning and will be writing next. (Yes, I think about those books…

9 Truths For A Writer’s Soul: Priorities

Has anyone ever sat down, fully intending to have an awesome writing session, and managed to get absolutely nothing done? I have. In fact, it happens more often than I would like to admit. I am the queen of procrastination. I can sit down, open up my Scrivener document (because Scrivener is the best and…

Coffee Dates: Writing Alone

Good Morning, Creatives! Sometimes I feel like I need a support group for introverts. Like, we can sit in a very small circle with only a few people who really understand us and say, “Hi, my name’s Abigail. Today an extrovert tried to sit down in my bubble and make small talk and I chose…

Coffee Dates: Myers Briggs

Good Morning, Creatives! Does anyone else need caffeine this morning? I do. Maybe not a straight cup of coffee or espresso, but I would not say no to a few cups of black tea with a little cream and honey. Just to get my brain moving in the right direction. But! The weekend is near,…

A Writer’s Life: Rejection

I’m going to confess something. My portfolio of rejection letters is still in the double digits. Under twenty, I think. Maybe even under fifteen. Probably under fifteen. Small potatoes, right? Of course, that’s not including the number of queries I’ve had go out that were simply . . . ignored. I actually had a mini…

Coffee Dates: Favorites

Good Morning, Creatives! How was the week? Anyone make it all the way through? I hope so, because I have such a fun question for you all this week, and it would be a shame to waste it on empty space because all of my friends got flattened by adult responsibilities. So, here’s to hoping…

Coffee Dates: Frustrations

Good Morning, Creatives! Tomorrow’s the weekend! Anyone have any plans? Writing, adventuring, or just sleeping? (I’m mostly planning on sleeping, if at all possible.) Since I need sleep (and I always do) this week’s question is about frustration. Which part of your writing journey frustrates you the most? What gets you really heated and annoyed…

Coffee Dates: Genre

Good Morning, Creatives! Who else needs coffee today? I do. I need a caffeine drip into my veins just to keep me going. Too much coffee (or black tea) knocks out my creativity, but so does falling asleep at my desk. There’s a balance to this, right? There’s got to be a balance. Balance (in…

Coffee Dates: Characters

Good Morning, Creatives! You made it through the week! Congratulations, you’ve done amazingly well! *Throws glitter and confetti in celebration.* Seriously though, congratulations for making it through another week and holding onto your commitments as a writer. The world needs writers, and it especially needs writers who are passionate about their stories and about characters….

Coffee Dates: Music

Good Morning, Creatives! Anyone else make it all the way to Friday this week? I feel like I crawled in like a man out of the desert. If you see an oasis anywhere nearby, I’d love directions. I’m kidding. But it does feel like that sometimes, doesn’t it? This week’s question is about music, because…