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

In Which I Give Into Peer Pressure and Begin to Write a Magical Academy Series Even Though That Was Not the Plan

Hello readers, this is probably when most of you begin to realize that I update this blog at the end of the day when I am done writing, because my first priority is books, so sometimes I'm a little late. But aside from beginning to finalize things and order covers for Alice in the Prison … Continue reading In Which I Give Into Peer Pressure and Begin to Write a Magical Academy Series Even Though That Was Not the Plan

Let’s Pitch Ideas for CampNano and Write Books Together

Hello my dearest, beloved readers and people who are halfheartedly googling CampNano 2022, it is I, your most treasured author, B. A. Lovejoy, here to herald another Nanowrimo-- the most anticipated and dreaded segment on my blog. As we all know, last year I failed to produce a book for Nanowrimo that I felt was … Continue reading Let’s Pitch Ideas for CampNano and Write Books Together

The Future of Pick a Card, and More on Alice in the Palace of Spades — Out now!

Hello readers! What a good few months it's been! I was never actually planning on making a post mortem post for Spades after it released, instead I was planning on posting a bunch of my world building notes-- starting with a list of historical figures and events that inspired things in Wonderland. That post is … Continue reading The Future of Pick a Card, and More on Alice in the Palace of Spades — Out now!

The Absurdly Long, Not So Well Announced News Post (Alice, Haldia, The Troll King’s Bride! Whynne Stuff! New Series! Finishing Series! AND MORE.)

Sometimes in life, you are a complete mess, and that is me. Right now. Right here. And so, without further ado, I present to you my newspost. You get two photos of my dog this blog post. Alright, let's start with what everyone is wondering; release dates. Alice in the Land of Hearts will have … Continue reading The Absurdly Long, Not So Well Announced News Post (Alice, Haldia, The Troll King’s Bride! Whynne Stuff! New Series! Finishing Series! AND MORE.)

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! Here’s a Free Short to Tide You Over!

Waiting on the new Alice to come out? Or for news of Haldia? I'm still waiting on the covers, but they're coming next month! Until then, you can tide yourself over and get a little short for free today courtesy of me! I like to think of it like a spin on Little Red Riding … Continue reading Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! Here’s a Free Short to Tide You Over!

How to Write a Book, Only I Forgot That It’s Fantasy So Now We’re Doing World Building Because Apparently You Can’t Just Have a Bunch of Kmarts Scattered Around A Magical Medieval Society.

Or, I mean, you could but that would be tacky. I mean, I would read it, but it would be tacky. I would feature it on my shelf prominently, extolling about your love of Kmart, but my god just don't do this. This may seem like a large oversight, considering the fact that I write … Continue reading How to Write a Book, Only I Forgot That It’s Fantasy So Now We’re Doing World Building Because Apparently You Can’t Just Have a Bunch of Kmarts Scattered Around A Magical Medieval Society.

How to Write a Book, But I Fall off the Wagon and Come Back with a Completely Different Idea to Plot Because I Saw a Picture of a Mushroom Once

It is a Little Known Fact That Every Author is a Mess. (Just Kidding, But I Am.) Let's preface this by saying that sometimes you get something like... I don't know, four ideas, and you can't make them work. This is a pretty natural part of the writing process, and while when I'm midbook or … Continue reading How to Write a Book, But I Fall off the Wagon and Come Back with a Completely Different Idea to Plot Because I Saw a Picture of a Mushroom Once