Beauty's Daughter is finally published!! It feels like I've been sitting on this for the longest time ever, and I'm so glad that it's out in the world now. If you've been wanting to read more about the world in which The Nutcracker King was set, you should definitely check out the book.
And this time, I'm trying something new - it's called a universal book link, and once you click on it, you can set it for your store of choice. That should make things a lot easier
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What happens when your ‘Happily Ever After’ is a lie?
Queen Beauty and King Charming lived happily ever after. At least, until the birth of their daughter. Despite their invitations, none of the fairies show up to give the princess a name-blessing, something Beauty is determined her daughter should receive. Rashly, she decrees that her daughter will either have a name-blessing or no name at all. With that one decision, she unwittingly casts …
I know, a post? Mid-month? It's definitely a blue moon, because this blog... is normally not very regularly updated. But, I've been leaving long statuses on Wattpad (I'm trying to get into Wattpad, again. Hopefully I won't fail, again), and I realised I wanted to save them somewhere more permanent. Like this blog.
So anyway, I listen to a bunch of podcasts, and there were a few that really inspired me recently. The two latest episodes of The Creative Penn were really good. I loved the one about writing with emotion, especially this quote: "So after the big universal world building, the next level down, and you can break this down into several steps, the first one for me is finding a universal theme, which is a primal emotion and I’m going to center everything around."
And from the latest episode on creativity, art and business, I really loved this quote: I used to think that eventually as a creative person or as an artist I would “arrive,” and I put that in qu…
A little while ago, I read Writing is my Drink by Theo Pauline Nester. It was interesting, but out of all the exercises that she mentioned, the 26 Minute Memoir was the one that intrigued me the most. Basically, you set a timer for 26 minutes and try to sum up your life.
So here's my unedited 26 minute memoir:
Act 1: I am Good
I am the good girl. I have always been the good girl. Good meaning ‘well-behaved’, meaning ‘doesn’t ask for much’. A conversation and an occasion stick out in my mind as to what ‘good’ means, how the word has been defined for me all these years.
A word of warning: I don’t know if these were separate conversations, if they took place of the course of months, if it’s related to the occasion I’m going to tell you about. They have all melded together to form one big occasion, a neon light pointing the path forward. Funny thing, these memories of mine.
In my memories, I am young. Primary school, perhaps. There’s nothing I want more than an actual doll’s bed. The …