I thought about making an actual newsletter. And then I thought…nah, I’ll just post it on here. Someday I’ll have a newsletter (🤔 makes a note to learn the ins/outs of Mail Chimp…Substack). I’m playing with this format here, it feels cozy even though it’s out in the open. My name is Rosario and I am an SFF writer and a book blogger/reviewer of sorts. This blog is a bookish haven for books of all genres, not just YA or SFF, and overall a lot of writing related posts. My ‘reviews’ are more like recs because I don’t like spoilers and don’t focus my liking or disliking a book—some books are for me others are not but they might be for someone else. That said, I do like most of the books I read and specially the ones I post/write reviews for. Not to toot my own horn, but I have a pretty good eye when it comes to picking and reading books. *Just saying*
I am a writer working on getting traditionally published. So that’s also why you might see a lot of posts on writing. I started blogging a long time ago, #rip my food blog circa 2010, but after a few years I picked it up again, this time as a way to just write. I found it as a way to write through my own hurdles while writing, what’s been helpful, and what hasn’t. It’s soothing for me to write a post about something that I’ve learned works in my own writing, or something I find difficult, it’s finding ways to connect to other writers.
So I hope you (visitor, dear reader) stick around, there’s plenty more.
I’m looking forward to several Fall/Winter 2019 books and early 2020 books I don’t know how I’m going to get my own writing done. HALP!!
Also I’m already doing a massive round-up of books I HOPE to read during the colder fall months. Keeping my fingers-crossed I have some time to binge-read!
✨I’ve been contributing to the NaNoWriMo Blog here’s the round up.
✨Writers Corner tag/category: Check out my new tag/category specifically for all writing and craft related posts.
✨NEW WIP: Speaking of NaNoWriMo I started working on my current work-in-progress back in April for Camp NaNo 2019. So far still working on it, and I like the shape it’s taking. Also it’s connected to my main book baby, my OG. Which brings me to my news below. 🤩
✨Editor-Writer Mentorship: Earlier this year I applied to an editor-writer mentorship hosted by The Word. My manuscript was chosen and I’m ready for this incredible opportunity.
✨Website: I made an author website! Finally!
I have been taking The Slow Novel Lab course with Nina LaCour. It has been such a refreshing and just amazing experience! The course is at your own pace with guided assignments, a forum for your classmates to gather and discuss, as well as monthly video chats with Nina when we all get together and talk about a specific writing theme. Nina also has a podcast called Keeping a Notebook (which is how I learned about the class) that has also been a genuine resource to my writing as well as my writing life. The class fills up fast!! So be on the look out if you’d like to sign up.