Reflections from completing a novel

As some of you know, I’ve been working on a novel-length project since October 2018, and I finally finished it in October 2019! It’s a paranormal romance, heavy on the smut. Here are some reflections on finishing my first* novel-length work!

  1. Writing while working with a part time v. full time job
  2. Writing in 15 minute increments
  3. It took me a year!
  4. I used writing prompts
  5. Octavia E. Butler’s wisdom
  6. bonus lesson: people are surprisingly chill with fanfic

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lessons from quitting my job

It’s been a year since I quit my corporate job. Here are some things I learned in the past year.

  1. letting the universe catch me
  2. wow was I burned out and hooked on the drama at work
  3. alleviating soul-sucking means I’m writing again
  4. holy smokes I’ve internalized capitalism
  5. wow I stress-spent a lot of money, and it’s okay to spend money
  6. reading tarot cards is deeply reflective
  7. being in my body is a pleasure
  8. I am so grateful for my life

P.S. thank yous/credits/privileges

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