Couple of Announcements

Hey! So no updates today, but I wanted to make a few announcements separate from the updates.  As most of you know, I’m a graduate student studying American History and pursuing my teaching certification while I work as both a substitute and a tutor at Huntington Learning Center.

As part of the teaching program and NJ state requirements, I have to pass the Praxis Core in order to even get into the program and student teach.  Reading and Writing, naturally, went well. Math has been a disaster. I’ve taken it twice and failed it. That happened for the second time on Monday. In order to reach my deadline of January 31 to take and pass it again, I have to really focus on preparing and study math a lot more in depth than I have up until now.  I’m pretty annoyed with my life, but I have to do what’s necessary.

So writing, as always, takes a back seat. I hope to continue with Flash Fiction, and to be honest, I may skip some weeks so I can take that hour or two to work on Bittersweet.

After next week, and Chapter Eight, Bittersweet is going on hiatus for about a month to allow me to conserve chapters I have and keep building a buffer zone. I’m going to work on Bittersweet again for my NaNoWriMo project so I can finish it finally.

And then, to be honest, the next time I start posting a full-length project, I’m actually going to wait until it’s fully written. Then I can post a few times a week. I don’t think anyone is really served well by piece meal updates. Storylines feel like they’re being dragged out constantly when really they’re just over a few chapters and you wouldn’t notice the time if you were reading in a book.

I appreciate those of you who are coming back week after week for both Bittersweet and A King’s Command, the flash fiction series. To be honest, I’m using Flash Fiction to workshop ideas and I may end up taking the series and reworking it a bit once it’s complete to flesh it out and make it a traditional novel from the site. The difference is that I just post at the end of the hour rather than waiting, rereading a few times, sending it to Cora, reviewing her suggestions, etc. It’s messier, and sometimes drives me crazy but it’s a good writing exercise.

Love you guys, see you tomorrow for the update!


  • Good luck on the test, take all the time you need.

    According to Shay on September 20, 2016
  • Take your time education comes first and when you are finished you can start back writing.

    According to Shelly Samuel on September 20, 2016
  • Find yourself a tutor who can explain the math differently to you. That works for some. sometimes it is just the way it is explained to you. I sat in front of the teachers desk and when he would get done I would explain what he said to my friend. He got mad at me. So I told him she just didn’t get it when he explained it but did when I explained it. I have no clue what I did differently

    According to leasmom on September 20, 2016
  • Good luck with the math. Ditto on the idea of a tutor, sometimes that’s what it takes. And, as much as I love to read your stories frequently, I think I’m all in favor of you not posting the next one until it’s done and we can read it faster:) Once you start, I want to go on the ride all the way. I’ve learned I’m not as patient as I once was:)

    According to Living Liason on September 23, 2016
  • As much as I love your fiction get a tutor that work for you to help understand it some people have different teaching style good luck

    According to Debbie on September 26, 2016
  • Good luck with the math, I would be the opposite, math a breeze, not the writing. You’ll do it I’m sure. Take all the time you need we appreciate your talent. Thank you, Sandra

    According to Kikimoo on September 27, 2016