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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.

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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.

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The 5 Stages of Finishing a Novel

This whole journey been far too long, with far too many starts and stops along the way, topped with a lethal mix of self-doubt and despair at ever finishing, and more rewrites than I bothered to count.


*cue celebratory dance around cauldron*

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There and Back Again: South Korea

Second time back in Korea and there is still so much more to discover and fall in love with. From bustling Seoul to rustic Jeju, the quaint streets of Busan to Jeonju with its old-world charm, every part had something unique to offer.

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updates from the writing bubble

I'll be honest here. The reason I haven't been blogging for so long is because I've been completely consumed by two things: THE NOVEL I've been making steady progress (average of 3K words per week) on LAND OF SAND AND SONG (moodboard below!) since the start of May and am at 54K words now, neck… Continue reading updates from the writing bubble

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manuscript roundup + aesthetics

What writers do when they're stuck: create moodboards for their stories because those look way better than their shitty manuscripts.
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On meeting Alwyn Hamilton and resisting the siren song of Shiny New Idea

TL;DR Meeting Alwyn was a fangirl's dream come true, and I'm staying loyal to the shitty mess that is the WiP instead of getting seduced by Shiny New Idea.
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