Writer, reader, music needer. Currently working retail, and somehow surviving. Author of young adult fiction. Pisces and tattoo enthusiast. Finding happiness within the darkness is my aesthetic.
What is your writing process?
I've struggled with finding the flow of writing that works for me, and what I've found to be the most successful is writing everything down in a notebook first. From plot points, to the actual chapter, writing everything down on paper first is where I start. And then once the chapter is complete, I type it up and adjust it accordingly, whether it be better word usage or a different idea that strikes me while typing up the draft. I overthink what needs to be said and described, so seeing the words go through two separate mediums really works for me.
What are some of your favorite books, and why?
Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. This book changed me in a sense, but not necessarily because I write similar subjects as Maggie Stiefvater. I felt like I had a very, very particular way of putting things, of writing in general, and it wasn't until reading Raven Boys that I felt like someone else sort of wrote the way I did.
Six Of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. I mean, this book is just goals. The writing is beautiful and the deep character development and how well the characters are fleshed out is just insane.
Sumner Shadows tried to kill his friends six months ago. Now, the friends he left for dead start their senior year of high school trying to move on. But then Sumner is spotted back in town, and all the unanswered questions come back. Why did he want to hurt them? What made him snap? And now, why is he back in town?