It is What I’m Meant to do

Starting out March with a quote that describes me the most:


❤ T. A. Nelson

I’m a writer who’s working on books and is in the query trenches. Follow me on here as well as on twitter @WriterInHorror


Motivating Quote

Hey everyone!

I’ve been feeling a little down in the dumps lately, so here is an inspirational quote to get me out of this hole and for anybody who is going through the same!


❤ T. A. Nelson

I’m a writer who’s working on books and is in the query trenches. Follow me on here as well as on twitter @WriterInHorror

Thank you!

Update on my Writing Journey

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How are you all doing?! Hope your February has been doing alright. Anyway, I haven’t posted a blog post about my writing lately, so here it is!


I posted a query post way back in June about my start at the querying trenches and sadly, eight months later, not much luck has come from it. However, I’ve participated in a few twitter pitches throughout 2018 and I’ve gotten some luck there with a few agents liking them, yet I still haven’t found my match for representation. What I’ve learned in this very long eight month period, is that querying is overly exhausting, and it makes you feel like giving up, but finding your match will not happen over night. I am still going at it with about thirty rejections. The querying won’t stop until I know I’ve reached my limit and I know it is the end. And if that happens, I’m just going to have to move on and query later with another one of my projects. I WILL FIND MY MATCH and I know it’s out there!

Now apart from querying I have been working on another novel. And in fact, the very first draft has finished, and the six-week waiting period to start revisions is over and it’s revision time for the second draft. I’ve been revising and two chapters are edited and I’m on to the third! What is it about? Well, it is a horror novel because that’s the genre I write in. It is an adult coming of age, and I am really excited about it. And of course, there is a cosmic/sci-fi theme as well; I didn’t forget about that! Oooh, I just have a really good feeling about this one!

During that six-week waiting period I didn’t give up writing completely, I was working on something that might become a project some time down in the road. I wrote about 10k words of it during then, which I was surprised I had written that much. It is another horror novel with those cosmic/sci-fi sub-genres as well, but I was trying it as young adult. Right now, the project has ceased, yet I will come back to it in the future.

Well, that’s what’s been up lately with my writing! I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and I hope you give me a follow!

See you later!

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❤ T. A. Nelson

I’m a writer who’s working on books and is in the query trenches. Follow me on here as well as on twitter @WriterInHorror 




When do you call Yourself a Writer?

There has always been a bit of a debate about when you can call yourself a writer: when you’re published, when you hit the NYT bestsellers list, or when you have a big following. But there shouldn’t be. The very moment you sit down, open that laptop and start typing, you are a writer.  Whether that be less than a hundred words or over 70,000.

There is no rule in saying you have to be published to be a real writer, and there never was. That saying has always baffled me, and I never believed to be any truth to that.

Take this quote by Chuck Sambuchino for example:


There is no set time in when you can call yourself a writer, and there should never be. So-


YOU ARE A WRITER the second you type a word. So, don’t ever feel down if/whenever someone laughs at you or puts you down once they find out you write. DON’T EVER feel ashamed. You have nothing to be ashamed of. Writing is magic, and you have the power to create. So, be proud of yourself on anything you create, even if it’s not finished. At least you had the guts to start, they didn’t.

❤ T. A. Nelson

I’m a horror writer, who’s working on books and is in the query stage. Make sure to follow me on here as well as on twitter @WriterInHorror and Wattpad @livinginmymindgirl