On Writing

July 28, 2019

More writing than last week. Hooray! Sometimes you hit a stride and just have to go for it. It felt really good to have words flowing, especially after a slow start.

January 21, 2019

One of my goals for this year is to keep my creativity at the forefront of my life. Some of the dark times for me last year were when it got shunted to the back.

January 7, 2019

We're all familiar with the seasons. I like to think of them as energy cycles. Winter is the season of rest when energy is low.

October 26, 2018

Even though I've been posting about creative living topics I have also been working on my novel. So, I thought I'd give an update on how it's going.

March 5, 2018

I started another project this week. It’s one that I started working on 17 years ago and have never gotten very far on. The one that has always been the one I will finish someday.

February 20, 2018

I attended my first writer’s conference this last weekend, in San Francisco. It was a step that I hadn’t taken before because I was intimidated by the cost and time commitment. But last summer I realized I was ready. I chose the San Francisco Writer’s Conference (SFWC) because it has a special session where you can pitch your book to a room full of agents. And although I wasn’t going to be ready to submit my manuscript to anyo...

February 2, 2018

I made a rather humbling discovery a week ago. I have a writing weakness. This, in and of itself, is not that startling. All writers have weaknesses, and usually more than one. It was more the nature of the weakness that was so startling.

January 31, 2018

I did it. I finished my draft. And fell off a cliff

January 10, 2018

After finishing my draft I felt moody and a little depressed. I wasn't in the mood to do any of my usual planning for the new year and didn't feel like picking up a new project. Time for a creative retreat to refresh and reset.

January 8, 2018

Happy New Year everyone! I've been quiet the last couple of months because I've been hard at work on finishing my fourth draft. Now that it's complete I'm finally able to come up for air.

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Sophia Dunkin-Hubby

Writer, London lover, avid reader, lover of YA Fantasy Fiction, and afternoon tea drinker. Talking about all aspects of my creative life as I write my first novel.

Why "Does it Have a Dragon"? It's the question I get asked whenever I tell people I write YA Fantasy.

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