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
So, this post is happening a lot later than it should have, and a lot of that has to do with extensive rewrites on the Prison of Hearts and writer's block in general, which I'll probably make a post about eventually (as well as someday explaining the business side of things for people who follow … Continue reading Historical Connections in Wonderland: Alice Pick a Card
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
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
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
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!
Brownie watches me work every day. Hello readers! It's feels like it's been forever, maybe even a century? It's most certainly been far too long since I've last posted. In a few days I'll begin updating with more Pick a Card worldbuilding things (the new book is releasing the 26th), but I wanted to start … Continue reading Talking Ideas, Future Books, and Leaking My Own Drafts
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.
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
How to get a totally good, definitely usable plot that totally won't cause you any emotional distress or ruin your life at an exceedingly concerning rate. Can you guess what time of the year it is? Because, to me, this is just sort of a normal thing, I write a book every single month, but … Continue reading How to Write Books and Be a Trainwreck at the Same Time: B. A. Lovejoy’s guide to writing a book in under a month.