August 6, 2019

Hello Frands!

Welcome to your weekly update/question. Above you'll see the cover of Supernatural Reform School, the book I co-wrote with my good friend, Sullivan Gray. You can follow her here (and also get a free copy of The Dragon Heir!) Sullivan and I are already working on book two of our paranormal academy series (Academy of Stolen Magic) and we're super excited to get started with book three (Blood of the Dragon Shifter).

My question this week centers on ambiance. Last week I moved into a new apartment and have been working to get my new space feeling like a home. One of the things I did was find scentless candles. When I asked Facebook for recommendations on where to get some, a few people were very confuse. I had t...

July 30, 2019

Hey frands!

This week has already been crazy and it's only Tuesday. I moved all day today and let me tell you, moving brain is a thing. It's similar to my understanding of pregnancy brain. The "creative" spelling I've been doing this evening has been quite special.

It doesn't help that I'm also on allergy medicine because something is dying or blooming or whatever and my head is the size of Houston. Trying to write during this time has been an adventure. It would be easy to get frustrated with only being able to write a few paragraphs, but that doesn't seem helpful. Instead, at the moment I'm happy with each word I get on the page.

I feel this barrier disintegrating though. 

There's something about the right space that free...

July 23, 2019

Hey frands! It's been a while. A lot has been going on — co-writing a series with an amazing friend, packing up for a move, and reevaluating goals — but I'm ready to get back into the groove. 

Over the last week I got hit with the stomach plague! Womp, womp. This left me exhausted and highly unmotivated (nausea will do that to you), so I started watching the TV show Nailed It on Netflix. If you've never seen it, it's hilarious. Normal people attempt these SUPER difficult recipes (usually baked goods), and compete for $10,000. 

I love the hosts, the beautiful (and horrendous looking) creations, and the lessons the bakers learn. It also reminds me a bit of the writing journey. The first draft most often looks...

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Here at The Pensive Pen, I blog about writing, querying, and self-publishing my first paranormal academy series. Sometimes I might share about struggling with anxiety and insomnia, and I'll always ask questions to discover something very important to me: getting to know YOU! If you're a writer, reader, or someone trying to figure out what community looks like online, this place is for you!


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