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✨”
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My One-Year Author-versary!
Today is my one-year anniversary of being an officially published author. It may have only been a small book of poetry but it was the first step on my author journey and I haven’t looked back. As you know if you’ve been following along, you know I have spent the past year entering lots ofContinue reading “My One-Year Author-versary!”
Night Raid by ATL Doyle
Here is my most recent flash fiction short story. Hope you enjoy!
Final Reading Count for 2022!
Every year I set a goal on January 1st to read whatever number of books I can reasonably foresee being able to read given all the many hats I wear and the responsibilities I bear. I am excited to say I exceeded my goal of 30 books for 2022. I read a total of 43Continue reading “Final Reading Count for 2022!”
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”
It has been a minute since I posted anything, but I haven’t been idle. I am slowly wading through the first draft of my novel, trying to edit it into a worthy second draft. When I am not editing, I have been working on the first of two prequel stories that will either be twoContinue reading “Autumn Update”
Short Story: Lucky Day
Here is a short story I wrote for one of the many writing contests I’ve entered! Enjoy!
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”