Okay, so this title may be a bit misleading because not all of these books came out in 2016. These are just the books I read in 2016. I used Goodreads to view my year in books. I read 18 books this year, but I'm going to talk about my top favorites.Princess… Continue reading Favorite Books of 2016
2016 has been a big year for many reasons, whether good or bad. I've been through a lot of highs and lows, so I'm trying to focus on the highs because far too often the lows win out. So here are some of the lows because I need to get them out… Continue reading Favorite Movies of 2016
I was tagged by my friend Renée Harvey to play a Christmas game on my blog using characters from my WIP, Powerful to answer holiday questions. Let's go!1. Who starts karaoke with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and who jumps in for the echo? Navadira! And Luzigo jumps in to be the echo because he can't… Continue reading Christmas Party- Writing Tag!
I've talked about my depression before, but I don't think I've ever talked about my on-going struggle with anxiety here. Why is that? Maybe because society seems to understand depression better than anxiety, even though both are still highly underrepresented. As with depression, anxiety is impossible to understand unless you've personally dealt with… Continue reading How my Anxiety Affects my Writing
Alright, so I've got a few quick things to go over today, including Halloween, NaNoWriMo, and a checklist of my goals. Here goes nothing- For those who haven't followed my blog in previous years, I LOVE HALLOWEEN. I dress up every year because it is my favorite part. Pretending to be someone else… Continue reading It’s November!
We have a fridge and we have a microwave! Wait, I'm getting ahead of myself. Hello, world! I am back! Hopefully. Since my last update (I know, it's been more than a month), a lot has changed. And I mean, everything in my life has changed. First off- We moved!… Continue reading Life Updates
I know, I said I was back from hiatus, but then everything in my life decided to jump in the blender and mix it up again. So this is going to be a fairly rambly post. Here goes. First off, I am currently working full time and I will be until mid October.… Continue reading Bypass
It's done. Yes, you read that right. The second draft of Powerful is finished. I wrote The End for the second time last night around 9:50 pm. Ten whole days ahead of schedule.I did it. I finished the second draft. Ten days ahead of schedule. 90,423 words. #amediting #amwritingfantasy— Hypergraphia (@alliemayauthor) September 20, 2016 … Continue reading It’s Done
So I've been a bit busy this week. I ended up working all week instead of just the two days I normally work, so I lost a lot of my editing time. I also encountered some problems with my edits and ended up combining a couple chapters together, which is way more difficult… Continue reading Tweaking the Schedule
Summer is officially over for us, but we did get one final day to enjoy it. That's right, one last Disneyland trip. Our third wedding anniversary was last week, so we used that as our excuse. I know I've talked before about how much I love Disney and how it helps with… Continue reading Last Disneyland Trip of the Summer