book launch · land of sand and song · musings · writing goals · writing industry · writing life

so little time, so much to do – post-publication thoughts

It's been a crazy few months since my last post, where I first announced LAND OF SAND AND SONG's release date, and it's been almost a month since the book's been out. And my, what a whirlwind it has been since.

land of sand and song · musings · writing life

So I’ve been sitting on this news for over a year…

I'm ecstatic to share that my my Asian fantasy novel, LAND OF SAND AND SONG, will be published by Penguin Random House (SEA) in July 2021! Here's what to expect.

life updates · musing · musings · writing · writing goals · writing industry · writing life · writing motivation

“It’s not too late” — and other reassurances a writer needs to hear

The journey towards becoming a better writer is never-ending, the goalpost is always shifting. But the good news is, it's not too late, you are right on time.

books · laini taylor · musings · quotes · reading list · solitude · writer friends

rediscovering joy in solitude + current reads

I feel like the world entered 2021 with cautious (if a little beleaguered) hope. The shitstorm is clearly far from over, but what we are aware of, we can cure (and that doesn't just apply to viruses).

anxiety · life · musings · ramblings · self care

Is it too early for a year-in-review post?

So I deadass left this blog languishing for a whole year. *slow claps for self* What can I say, 2020 has been a whirlwind of a year, with so many new experiences and encounters and invaluable lessons learned along the way. People came and left, connections sparked and died, and some old ones reignited. So… Continue reading Is it too early for a year-in-review post?

musings

Happy 4th Anniversary, Muses!

The short story blog is now a wild toddler! *blows dust off blog* I know, I know. It's been almost a full year since I last blogged. I don't know how time passed so quickly, but this year has been ... eventful, to say the least. From forest fires to a certain deadly pandemic making… Continue reading Happy 4th Anniversary, Muses!

happiness · musings

Do we have hope or do we have expectations? (Yes, there’s a difference.)

Hope is the thing with feathers, said Emily Dickinson. But it's also the thing that will bring us joy. Expectation is the thing with demands, and it's what stands in the way of our happiness. #mytwocentsworth #happiness #joy #hope