https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoCY_3kA3z8 Hello Readers, and welcome back to my hell blog. As you might remember, we're in the business of trying to write a novel here, and last week I sorta broke down my process for you in a super silly simplified way that was totally smart and inspiring and did not make any of you … Continue reading Chiquitita, You and I know, Writing Books is So Hard and Lonely (CampNano: Revenge of the Novel Week 2)
Category: General Book Things
We’re Setting Up Camp (A Month Early Because We’re Losers and This Stuff Takes Time)
Hello Readers, it's me, Miss Bethany Anne Lovejoy, and I am here to welcome you to this, my absurdly long, far too complicated CampNanowrimo bootcamp where you will be joining me, Miss Bethany Anne Lovejoy, as I try to write yet another book-- but one that's not in a series, nor a planned release. A … Continue reading We’re Setting Up Camp (A Month Early Because We’re Losers and This Stuff Takes Time)
Indie, Indeed: Talking Indie vs. Traditional Publishing and Why So Many Choose Indie.
Hi. My name is Bethany Anne Lovejoy, and I've included a photo of myself below just to remind you that I am a real person with a real dog who really loves me. This is because when we talk indie publishing, people often get a little blood thirsty. There was a storm and my car … Continue reading Indie, Indeed: Talking Indie vs. Traditional Publishing and Why So Many Choose Indie.
Witchcraft and Schools of Magic: The University of the Unseen.
Young Woman Embracing a Thorn Bush.Kay Nielsen(1886-1957) Unbeknownst to many, the idea of an academic institution teaching magic actually long predates J.K. Rowling and the infamous Harry Potter series. It actually appears in works by Avram Davidson and the late great Diana Wynne Jones. But even before them, we can see the idea of magic … Continue reading Witchcraft and Schools of Magic: The University of the Unseen.
New Year, (Hopefully) New Me.
Hello Readers, it's me, B. A. Lovejoy; purveyor of kissing books and I'm guessing that if you're here, you're probably here for a sneak peek at the nonfinalized prologue of my newest series. Well, I'm going to put that at the bottom of this post largely so I can pretend that you read it, and … Continue reading New Year, (Hopefully) New Me.
The Polls Post
Hello, dear reader; Did you know that it is the end of the year? Did you also know that the final book in Alice: Pick a Card released this month and is available in paperback? Did you also know that I, B. A. Lovejoy, am an author who writes other things and has recently moved … Continue reading The Polls Post
The Joker’s Last Laugh, Covid, and the Year Moving Forward.
Hello Readers! Would you believe it, it's been an extraordinarily long time since we've last talked. This is because life happened, and it happened a lot to me in the past year. So, to start off, we're going to address the two major elephants in the room. One, I have covid. Right now. As I … Continue reading The Joker’s Last Laugh, Covid, and the Year Moving Forward.
Alice, Haldia, Serials, and Some Little Business tidbits.
When I originally planned to drop these chapters, they were completely different. I've said it before and I'll say it again, a lot has happened the past few months, and I had to rewrite a lot of this book because it no longer felt appropriate. A lot of how a book is received often has … Continue reading Alice, Haldia, Serials, and Some Little Business tidbits.
Cutting Scenes, Making Revisions, and Other Hard Things in Writing, With Examples from Pick a Card
So, a strangely large number of people follow my blog because I also talk about the writing process a good deal, and I'm slightly entertaining, which is interesting to me because I'm a mess, but... I feel like I should always post a disclaimer or something that blog posts get worked on for me during … Continue reading Cutting Scenes, Making Revisions, and Other Hard Things in Writing, With Examples from Pick a Card
Talking Alice in the Prison of Hearts, NanoWrimo, Writing with ADHD, and the Realities of Writing Full Time
Otherwise known as a very long, overly detailed post about my processes and me speaking just a little bit about how it actually is being a fulltime writer. Hello, it's me, Bethany Anne Lovejoy. You might have forgotten about me in the time since I've been away, but here's a few notes about me: I … Continue reading Talking Alice in the Prison of Hearts, NanoWrimo, Writing with ADHD, and the Realities of Writing Full Time