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29 Years Old: The 29 Most Important Lessons I’ve Learned So Far

By Jade | Dec 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Last week I turned 29 years old. It’s a big milestone considering next year I will officially be leaving my twenties and entering the much feared thirties. Truthfully, my twenties haven’t been the most fantastic. I peaked around 23 and for the last couple of years have struggled a bit to find my place in …

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Tools of the Trade: Trello

By Jade | Dec 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

As a writer in 2017, I am lucky that there are so many resources out there to help me in the process. I thought it might be fun and helpful for other writers out there to see the tools I have been using and feature them here on my blog. Writing a book isn’t as …

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Getting Closer!

By Jade | Dec 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

This Friday brought a really amazing next step in this crazy journey. I chose my editor. What???!? When I started writing a year ago, I had absolutely no idea that I would be booking an editor for a trilogy series. I was writing for the hell of it, a way to escape this insane world. And today? …

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By Jade | Dec 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend the Association of Rhode Island Author’s Expo. Admittedly, I have not heard of ARIA and was planning on attending as I have my monthly Rhode Island Romance Writers Association meeting and as our group had a table, we decided to do our meeting in the middle …

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Checking In & Update On My Debut Novel!

By Jade | Nov 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hello everyone! How the hell is it almost December? Seriously, where did this month go? Hopefully you have all had a relaxing and productive NaNoWriMo. I have been hard-core hustling all month. For instance, I am currently camped out at Starbucks, where I have been since about 5:00am. I have to head off to my …

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NaNoWriMo: My Goals

By Jade | Nov 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

So it’s NaNoWriMo once again (side note: where the hell did October go!?). For all of those who don’t know, NaNoWriMo is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30. I dabbled in NaNoWriMo last year but …

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Book Review: Dear Bridget, I Want You

By Jade | Oct 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Full disclaimer: anything that Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward write, I will happily devour. They are phenomenal writers in their own right, but when they write together it’s magical. I could never imagine writing with another person. I think it takes such a skill to fully enmesh yourselves and your writing to create a cohesive …

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Self-Care in the Writing Process

By Jade | Oct 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

I am currently holed up in a Panera clutching a tea to my chest, desperately inhaling the wisps of steam like I am an addict chasing my high. And, I kind of am in a way. An addict to tea, I mean. This past week I have been fighting off this tickle in my throat …

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Book Review: King of Code

By Jade | Oct 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

I fell in love with CD Reiss after hearing her interview on the Romance Between the Pages podcast and then finding her on Twitter and loving her hilarious and on-point commentary and thoughts. I picked King of Code for my first novel from CD Reiss because I am a geek at heart and loved the idea …

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Designing My Own Book Covers: How I’m Doing It

By Jade | Oct 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

In my pursuit for literary greatness (ha!), I have been scouring the internet for just under six months now, trying to learn everything I can about self-publishing and all that is involved: from the format of the interior of the book, to finding an editor, to ultimately finding the perfect book cover. The last one …

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