Mae Goes West – 7 years!

{^^^This was me the week I started the blog!} The seven year anniversary of this blog happened earlier this week. When I look back on where I was, how I was when I started this blog, I am in awe. This blog began as a travel blog because my dream job then was to be …

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50,000 Words Completed: What I’ve Learned

I finally reached 50,000 words in my novel that I began writing many months ago. It's taken me a while for various reasons (imposter syndrome, depression, low to no creativity), but hot damn, here we are! 50k translates to about 165 pages in a novel or manuscript. Do I love every part that I have …

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Writer’s Block, A Working Title

Since I'm diving head first into writing my novel, I've identified some areas of writing in which I need to improve. Where better to practice those than on my blog, right? I struggle with what a lot of writers struggle with: distraction, imposter syndrome, and plot development. Specifically challenging is the plot development. Every time …

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