Depression & Anxiety: A Heavy Fog Split by Lightning

Having depression and anxiety hit at the same time is like trudging through a heavy fog split by lightning. Only the fog is physically heavy as well as thick, and the lightning strikes you each time, sending roaring energy through you to the ground. Casting your nerves and mind into a jittering frenzy and leaving … More Depression & Anxiety: A Heavy Fog Split by Lightning

What Does “Happy Ending” Mean in a Romance Novel?

Every romance novel has to have a happy ending, right? But what does “happy ending” mean? In terms of romance novels, that is – I’m not talking slang (Although that happens in romance novels, too.). Happy Ending Variations in Romance Novels Love and Marriage If we’re talking traditional romance novel, there’s only one possible happy … More What Does “Happy Ending” Mean in a Romance Novel?

The Best Parts of Making Up Sayings for Worldbuilding

I really enjoy making up sayings for worldbuilding. But there are three aspects of it that are especially fun. What I Love about Creating Colloquialisms for My Book 1. Designing the Evolution of the Original Meaning Sayings change as culture changes. Either words get replaced by similar sounding words because the phrase is heard rather … More The Best Parts of Making Up Sayings for Worldbuilding

Why Writing About an In-progress Romance Novel Is Hard

Writing about an in-progress romance novel is hard. Writing about it on WordPress is even harder. Here’s what I mean: 5 Ways Writing About My Romance Novel Is Hard 1. Avoiding Spoilers I’m still trying to figure out how to describe parts of the book without including too many spoilers. Even describing the main characters … More Why Writing About an In-progress Romance Novel Is Hard