I found this old lyrical poem in my notes. It's probably going to go into my poetry album project (which I'll discuss eventually on here in more detail), depending on how well it reads. For an early attempt at verse, this one isn't half bad. We haven't spoken for a year. I've tried and tried … Continue reading Pretense (Please Stop)
I spent a good portion of Saturday finishing up the book, and I'm glad I did. It seemed like there was more to read because the book is appended with many endnotes and scholarly articles (which were quite interesting). In brief, Jane's blissful wedding plans are shattered when an attorney representing Rochester's friend, Mr. Mason … Continue reading FINALLY DONE: Allison Reads Bronte – Jane Eyre, Part Four
I still can't get over how many people jumped at the opportunity to help out by beta-reading my Cliche draft. It's seriously overwhelming and but super-delightful. Just ... WOW. Now that I've finished writing the book and the beta-readers have been given their manuscript copies to play with, what's next? What's my plan going forward? … Continue reading Beta-Reading … What Next?
Update, 6/13/17: I'm pleased to announce that for the moment, I'm all set in the beta-readership department! Thank you so much to everyone who signed up! Rest of you'll just have to wait for the book when it's done (or maybe I'll let you read the second draft after revisions). 😛 If you're reading … Continue reading Beta-Readers Wanted [ALL SET]!
I was too lazy to jot down my thoughts in full, so I decided to record them instead. Yay, now you get to hear what I sound like when I'm not acting. (Truth be told, I'm not the most polished speech-giver/speaker, so this is actually a good exercise in skill and confidence for me. It's scary … Continue reading Allison Reads Bronte – Jane Eyre, Part 3 [AUDIO EDITION]
When I first decided I wanted to be a writer, a lot of the well-intended adults in my life suggested I hold off on trying to write a novel first-thing. Instead, I ought to write short stories. Being the overconfident kid I was, I paid them no mind. Several years later, I think I'm finally … Continue reading Musings on Poetry