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Updates, updates! Read all about 'em!

For those who have been waiting for an exciting announcement, I have news! Next week, I'll finally be able to share all of my secrets.

2 months as an agented author!

Time flies when you're writing books! Well, not really. Right now, time is like trying to hold a feral cat that will go from sleeping in...

Flash Fiction Challenge!

I turned in my revisions to my agent on Friday of last week. I spent the weekend with my best friend who came to visit me, but since she...

My First Month As An Agented Author

HOW has it already been a month??!?!?!?!?! I signed with my literary agent exactly one month ago today, and I'm here to tell you about...

How I Got My Literary Agent!!!!

The fact that I get to write one of these posts now is so surreal to me. These types of posts were the only thing that kept me going in...

I HAVE A LITERARY AGENT!!!!!!

This is a dream come true and I am so excited to be sharing this news with you! I wrote my book, THE HONEY WITCH, in May of this year....

A Love Letter To My Bookish Friends

I hope you all know how much I appreciate you and cherish our friendship, but just in case you don't, please keep reading. Thank you so...

How long will I be in this airport?

A question that anyone asks while traveling. Airports are so unpredictable. You might have a printed itinerary, complete with crisp new...

Updates, or lack thereof!

Announcement: Nothing! I finished the second draft of THE HONEY WITCH and sent it to two friends whom I trust with everything I have, and...

The Ultimate Enemies-to-Lovers Project

I, like many of you, have been on a quest to find true enemies-to-lovers books that are not actually "secret pining" where one character...

What am I writing now?

Last month, I sat down to write an entire novel in 1 week. And I failed. I made it to almost 41,0000 words out of my goal of 65,000. I...

Young Adult, New Adult, or Adult?

I am probably not the best person to ask, but I'll talk about it anyway. I wrote my first book, Where The Water Burns, last year over the...

Oh no...I have another book idea

I knooooooooow. I know. I KNOW, OKAY?!?!?!?! If you follow me on tiktok (@sydneyjshields) you probably saw my story the other day where I...

I FINISHED THE FIRST DRAFT

It is Friday, May 27th, 9:34 PM EST, and I just finished the first draft of my new book! This draft came out WAY shorter than I intended,...

Tiktok, you're a strange beast.

I started making videos on tiktok in August of 2021. Currently (May 2022) I have 15,000 followers. I've had a few videos go viral, and...

How I wrote a novel in 1 week

ONE WEEK?!?!?! Well, kind of. In 7 days, I wrote 40,942 words out of 65,000. There is a series on my tiktok (@sydneyjshields) where I...

Meet me!

Hello there. My name is Sydney (feel free to call me Syd) and I am a Sci-fi/Fantasy author. I am 24 years old and I live in Savannah,...

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