2014 has been a huge year for me. 11th grade got serious when we started talking about the college application process, homework seemed to multiply in quantity and difficulty, and I became Melissa's Personal PR Assistant. Exhausting, but very satisfying. I've just returned from an equally busy Spring Break: I was in New Orleans on a Habitat for Humanity trip, visited 5 colleges (of which I only liked 2), and organized Melissa's new and improved blog schedule. No biggie. I may need another break just to recuperate from this one, but I don't see that happening in the near future. The good news is, in addition to all that, I've been writing the sequel to my debut novel (below). Granted, I'm on the 3rd draft, but it's finally taking shape! (To see my progress, click here). Also, Camp NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month, for those who don't know) starts today, so that should definitely keep me on track!
Being a student and author is hard, but with proper time management (with built in time for procrastination, because let's face it, not only am I a teen but social networking is also a giant black hole), I manage and juggle all my work. I always have a list going of things I need to do—in my backpack, on my phone, on my desk, etc. It helps keep me organized and things in perspective.
For anyone with school work, a day job, or some other responsibility that takes away from your writing time, here's my advice: Do those tasks first, then reward yourself with writing time. It's a great motivator on both ends and keeps you as productive as a well-oiled machine.
Hope you enjoyed my post! Go and support Melissa A. Petreshock and preorder her NA Fantasy Romance novel, Fire of Stars and Dragons.
Following the death of her vampire uncle, twenty-one-year-old Caitriona Hayden finds herself in the midst of a trio of quintessential alpha male suitors in 22nd century sovereign America where human females should be seen and not heard.
Theo Pendragon claims her as his ward, ordained to guard her through to a long-awaited destiny unbeknownst to Cait, but finds more than he expected when passion ignites within the dragon for the first time. Always drawn to the pursuit of knowledge rather than the heat of desire, powerful demigod Dante cannot deny everything his future holds in Caitriona. America's monarch, ancient vampire Corrin, has no interest in the frivolity of love, yet marrying Cait could be the answer to his continued survival.
Soon, Cait goes from studying for college exams to choosing a husband in seven days, knowing the consequences are eternal, the love undying, and the bond timeless.
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I'm a self-published author— because being a college student wasn't hard enough! I write YA multi-genre fiction for young adults or the young at heart. I love This Is Us, NCIS, BBC's Sherlock,
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