✨March 2023 Writing Update✨

Before Christmas of 2022, I finished writing my first novel. I had self-edited it to the point that I felt comfortable distributing some advanced reader copies to get some feedback. That way, I could do one more round of self-edits from the feedback before I sent it to my professional editor. Somewhere around two dozenContinue reading “✨March 2023 Writing Update✨”

A Dream of Distant Shores by Alicia Doyle

In October I participated in another of NYC Midnight’s writing competitions. The challenge was to write a rhyming short story, of no longer than 650 words. My genre was historical fiction. I had to include the feeling “inspired” and the word “trust”. I am excited to share my rhyming short story, “A Dream of DistantContinue reading “A Dream of Distant Shores by Alicia Doyle”

Updates, updates and more updates!

It’s been a spell since I updated the world about my writing progress and writing competition adventures so that is what I’ve decided to do today. Writing Competitions: Page Turner Awards: I am really excited to have had the first 10 pages of my novel long-listed for the Page Turner Writing Mentorship Award. I postedContinue reading “Updates, updates and more updates!”

Book Review: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Mist and Fury was a delightfully complex and carefully orchestrated chaos-of-a-sequel to A Court of Thorns and Roses. Feyre, no longer human faces some profound internal struggles with who she is and what comes next after her harrowing ordeal Under the Mountain.One thing I found particularly interesting was despite her apparent hatredContinue reading “Book Review: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas”

Thoughts on the Passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

When I was a little girl, my Grandma always had a picture of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on her wall. I can vividly remember looking at the picture every time I passed it, enamored with the idea that Queens existed and that was probably where my love of fantasy began. If Kings and QueensContinue reading “Thoughts on the Passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II”