November's Beautiful Books Link Up: Capes, Coffee Shops, & Cake //100th Post



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1. Overall, how is your mental state, and how is your novel going?
Everything is going amazingly! My story is flying along and I'm doing great. 
No stress, no tears. 
Only glory. 

2. What's your first sentence (or paragraph)? 

This is from the little opening scene:[Kace POV with comments from Lily]

Life as a teenage girl is tough.

You’re trying to figure out who you are, where you stand, what you want to be. You’re growing up, changing your life, becoming a new person. There are new people to meet and boys to deal with. Not to mention makeup, heels, school, and who knows what else?

Well, chocolate for one. And you can run and fight in heels, so what are you whining about?

For starters: Chocolate! Yas! And secondly, just because I can run in heels doesn’t mean I can’t be relatable.


And I wasn’t whining.

Yeah, sure.

Anyway, back on topic.

3. Who's you favorite character in your novel? 

Well Kace is the most fun to write,but right now I am extremely amused with "the Barista." Who has no name. And is only in three or four scenes as a background characters. 

There was no line so I walked up to the bored looking barista and ordered another caramel latte. The barista looked up from her magazine and raised an eyebrow at me.

“Is this your sixth cup of coffee?” she asked as she took my money and started my drink.
“Seventh.” I admitted. “I had one before school too.”
And then, to avoid awkward conversation and to not have my laptop stolen, I went back to my booth and picked up my phone.

4. What do you love about you novel so far? 
It is so fun to write. All the characters are amazing and it's so exciting to be writing something new.

5. Have you made any hilarious typos or other mistakes? 
Nothing in my story. But I have made one really bad typo before in an email to a friend...but we promised never to speak of it again, so I'll have to ask my friend if I am allowed to tell you.

6. What's your favorite to write: Beginning, middle or end — and why?
The beginning. It's so fun to pull up a fresh document and start filling it with words.

7. What are your writing habits? Is there a specific snack? Do you listen to music? What time a day do you write best? Feel free to show us a picture of your writing space!
I tend to write between 10pm to 12am. Or in the mornings. Coffee and tea might be drunk, but are not needed.  Music depends on the mood.

8. How private are you about your novel when you're writing? Do you need a cheer squad or do you work alone (like, ahem, Batman)?
With my last novel, I was more secretive. But I've been letting people read this one and telling my friend's parents about it, etc. Maybe its just because this one is about teenage superheros and not assassins?   

9. What keeps you writing even when it’s hard?
3 things. Stubbornness. Competitiveness.  And the fact that I love writing.

10. What are your top 3 pieces of writing advice?

1. Write every day, even if its just a paragraph. Sit down and try and write 50 words. It's not much and they don't have to be good. Just sit down and write. 

If you can only do fifty, that's fine. Get up and do something else. 

Sometimes though, those fifty words are all you need to get past your writers block

2. The best way to write is to sit down and write. 

3. You have to do things besides write, though. Go outside, read a book, etc and recharge your brain. 



  1. Awesome! I love the snippets. Isn't it funny how we can become obsessed with side characters that have barely any scenes. I have one character named Marty. He's got fro-like red hair and is extremely dumb. He's on the bad guy side and often messes up things for them. Yet, I love writing his few scenes. XD

    I loved reading how your writing is going. :D

    1. Now I think I might make "the Barista" a bigger character in the second book....

  2. This is great! I get excited every time I get to learn a little more about your story!! It sounds like it's so much fun!

  3. Glad it's going good! Any character who is a coffee addict is a good character :)

    1. All my characters will probably be coffee addicts by the time I'm done with them. I should count how many times coffee is mentioned in my book so far...Or how many fictional cups of coffee the two have consumed...

  4. Awesome!! The snippet was great. I think this barista needs a preppy name, what do you think?

    Love the advice too!


    1. I currently calling her Iza, from Elizabeth. But I'm not sure it'll stick

  5. Imagine the awkwardness of trying to explain to your friend's mum why you're writing books about assassins :D. The snippets are so funny, I look forward to reading more about this novel. Good luck!

    1. Or your grandma.

      (My last book was a Sleeping Beauty retelling with assassins. I either didn't talk about it or I only said it was a princes story.)