Our Personal Writing Lives

Wednesdays on the WordNerd channel are devoted to updating one another on our personal writing lives, so here you can find all of the big happenings in our personal writing processes and publishing journeys. To watch all of our videos on our personal writing lives, use the embedded playlist. To find a specific video  about our publishing journeys, use the list below or the search bar.

2018 Quarter 1 Goals

The WordNerds share their Quarter One writing and reading goals.


E. Latimer talks about the songs she listens to to get pumped despite rejections.


In this Sunday Special live chat, the WordNerds get pumped about hitting 5,000 subscribers, and also celebrate Erin getting a book deal. And we answer writing questions!

7 Days of Writing

Emma Kate records seven days of writing to hold herself more accountable.

A Disheveled Sort of Update

E. Latimer is preparing to have a baby and writing all the words.

A Magical Baby Shower & Book Haul

Meghan Jashinsky talks about her very potter baby shower and does a mini picture book haul.

A Writing Update in 2.5 Parts!

Meghan Jashinsky talks about life after signing with an agent, as well as revising a book she’s co-written with Kyra.

About My Newest Work-In-Progress…

Meghan Jashinsky talks about her newest (sort of) work-in-progress.


E. Latimer shows off her shiny new ARCs and hosts a giveaway for the first ever ARC of THE STRANGE AND DEADLY PORTRAITS OF BRYONY GRAY.

All the Edits

E. Latimer talks about what she does to prepare for intense revisions.

An Announcement and Goodbye to 2017

E. Latimer wraps up her 2017 and preps for maternity leave.

An Open Letter to the WordNerds

Kellie Sheridan gives a special message to the WordNerds vloggers in the week following her wedding.

Author Life Tag

Kellie Sheridan does the author life tag!

Big 4TheWords News!

Kellie Sheridan shares some exciting changes coming at one of the WordNerds’ favorite websites for writers.

Books, Books, and More Books!

Kellie Sheridan gives a brief writing life update and talks about how she has been reading ALL THE BOOKS.

Books, Dogs, and More books… Oh My!

Kellie Sheridan gives an update on all things book and dog related.

BRYONY GRAY BOOK TRAILER (for real this time)

The official book trailer for E. Latimer’s debut, THE STRANGE AND DEADLY PORTRAITS OF BRYONY GRAY!


Meghan Jashinsky has a little fun dressing up like Erin’s book characters to celebrate the release of Erin’s new book, THE STRANGE AND DEADLY PORTRAITS OF BRYONY GRAY. Buy Bryony! Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-strange-and-deadly-portraits-of-bryony-gray-e-latimer/1126396678?ean=9781101919286 Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Strange-Deadly-Portraits-Bryony-Gray/dp/1101919280 Book Depository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Strange-Deadly-Portraits-Bryony-Gray-E-Latimer/9781101919286

Calyn Does the #WriterLife Tag

Calyn Morgan participates in the writerlife tag created by Kelsey Macke!

Calyn Morgan is up in this hizzy!

Calyn Morgan pops in to say hello and give an update on her writing/reading life!

Calyn’s Bucket List (Side Effects May Vary)

Calyn Morgan shares her bucket list as part of her review of SIDE EFFECTS MAY VARY by Julie Murphy.

Calyn’s Dark Carnival Anthology

Calyn Morgan has a short story published in the Dark Carnival Anthology!

Calyn’s Progress in Two Parts

Calyn Morgan talks about her writing/reading progress and why she has been away for awhile.

Calyn’s Writing Process

Calyn Morgan talks all about how she prepares to write a book and then moves into the actual writing phase!

Calyn’s Writing Process 2.0

Calyn Morgan gives an updated talk about how she starts writing a book, all the way through to the drafting phase.

Check In – Quarter Three, 2017

The WordNerds check in on their goals and TBRs for quarter 3 of 2017.

Check-In: Quarter One, 2017

The WordNerds share their TBRs and writing goals for quarter one of 2017.

Chin Up, Buttercup!

Desiraye Williams gives a small life update and talks about writing with anxiety.

Deep Breath!

Kellie Sheridan shares her last life/writing update of 2016.

Desiraye’s Writing Journey

Desiraye Williams shares what her writing life has been like up to this point.

Distractions and Pacemaker

Meghan Jashinsky talks about how her writing life is going, and a new website called Pacemaker that she’s trying out. Check out Pacemaker for yourself! https://www.pacemaker.press/


Kellie Sheridan is still in a bit of a writing slump, but is getting out of it! But now she’s facing some DISTRACTIONS.

Dream Big for 2017

Kellie Sheridan encourages you to dream big and set attainable, but still reaching, goals for 2017.

Easing Back Into Revisions

Emma Kate talks about moving back into revisions after an unplanned writing break.

Emma’s Baby Steps

Emma Gisclair talks about getting SO close to meeting her goals, and being patient with herself/allowing herself to take baby steps to finish her book.

Emma’s Exciting Summer Plans Are Exciting

Emma Gisclair finished a first draft and she is so stoked!

Emma’s Little Update + Finding Time

Emma Gisclair gives a writing life update, and talks about finding time to write when life is busy.

Emma’s Looking Forward to 2015

Emma Gisclair talks about the literary things she’s most looking forward to in 2015.

Emma’s May Goals

Emma Gisclair shares some goals for the new month now that the year is almost halfway through.

Erica Does the #WriterLife Tag

Erica Crouch participates in Kelsey Macke’s writerlife tag!

Erica Introduces WRITE ALL YEAR

Erica Crouch introduces her and Kellie Sheridan’s latest project, a website called Write All Year.

Erica Says Everything is About to Change

Erica Crouch feels change on the horizon and is anxious but excited about it.


Erica Crouch talks about the many major things happening in her writing life now.

Erica Wrote a Screenplay

Erica Crouch wrote a screenplay, and it is going to be a thing!

Erica’s 2013 in Review

Erica Crouch shares her 2013 highlights.

Erica’s Back in the Groove

Erica Crouch hasn’t written anything substantial in awhile and wants to change that.


Erica Crouch is so excited to have a completed, FIVE-BOOK series!

Erica’s IGNITE Audiobook Excerpt

Erica Crouch shares an excerpt from the audiobook of her debut novel.

Erica’s MADLY, DEEPLY Audiobook Excerpt

Erica Crouch shares a short excerpt of the audiobook for her novel, MADLY, DEEPLY.

Erica’s SURVIVING FIRST DRAFTS Audiobook Excerpt

Erica Crouch shares an excerpt from the audiobook (narrated by herself!) for her nonfiction book, SURVIVING FIRST DRAFTS.

Erica’s Writing Notebooks

Erica Crouch shows off her writing notebooks so you can see how she keeps up with her ideas.

Erin Wonders, Are We Having Fun Yet?

E. Latimer talks about what it’s like preparing to publish her book, FROST.

Erin’s Anthology Announcement

E. Latimer announces that she’s going to be published in the IMAGINES anthology.

Erin’s Big Shiny Announcement

E. Latimer has an agent!!!

Erin’s FROST Cover Reveal

Erin shows off the cover of her debut novel, FROST!

Erin’s Hopes, Dreams, and Chicken Soup

E. Latimer has a short story published in a Chicken Soup book!

Erin’s New Year, New Goals

E. Latimer talks about her literary goals for 2016.

Erin’s New York Trip, BEA, and Literary Tattoos

E. Latimer talks about her trip to Book Expo America and getting literary tattoos.

Erin’s Notebooks

E. Latimer shows off her notebooks and tells you her methods for note-taking and writing in a notebook.

Erin’s Pitch Wars Check-In

E. Latimer gives an update about how Pitch Wars is going for her.

Erin’s Release Day Giveaway

E. Latimer celebrates the debut of FROST and hosts a giveaway.

Excerpts from Rachel’s Work

Rachel Sargeant shares some passages from her own works!

Exciting New Author Life is Exciting

E. Latimer talks about what life has been like since getting her book published.

Failing NaNoWriMo and Adjusting Goals

Meghan Jashinsky talks about failing hard core at NaNoWriMo, NaNoReDo, and setting new goals post-November.

Finding a Routine

Emma Kate talks about finding a routine when you’ve got a hectic life and have to squeeze writing into smaller stretches of time.

Finished for the Semester!

Desiraye Williams is finished for the semester, and so excited to be done!

Finishing a Draft, NaNo, and Other Creepy Things

Meghan Jashinsky gives an update on what’s going on in her writing life. How’s your NaNo prep going? Read any good books lately?

First Pass Pages

E. Latimer talks about first pass pages!

Flaming Manuscript and Other Goal Fails

In which Meghan Jashinsky talks about how her 2016 quarter 2 went (HINT: sucky), and also prepares her manuscript for beta readers.

Focused on Reading

Emma Kate has been reading so so much, in part for her job and in part because reading is awesome.

FOUR OF A KIND Cover Reveal

Kellie Sheridan shares the cover of her forthcoming novel, FOUR OF A KIND.

FROST Sequel Announcement

E. Latimer shares ALL the Frost sequel news!

Getting Back on Track

Kellie Sheridan gives a life and writing update.

Getting to Know You (and Me!)

Kellie Sheridan shares some fun facts about herself.

Happy New Year!

Desiraye Williams shares her hopes and goals for 2018.

How Erin Got Her Agent

E. Latimer shares the story of how she came to be represented by Silvia Molteni of Peters, Fraser, and Dunlop.

How to Train Your Drogon!

Desiraye Williams introduces a new member of her family!

How We Write

In this Sunday Special live chat, the wordNerds talk about their writing processes and how they have evolved over the years. They also answer all of your burning questions about writing!


Meghan Jashinsky is in a bit of a writing slump.


Meghan Jashinsky tried to write as many words as she possibly could in 48 hours. Here’s how it went.

I Got a New Job!

Desiraye Williams sharess her latest life update.


E. Latimer has a book deal with Tundra, a Penguin Random House imprint! Here’s where she announces it and tells you a little about the book!


Meghan Jashinsky shares the exciting news–she has an agent!

I’m Baaaaack!

E. Latimer is back from maternity and talking about stealing moments of writing time and managing expectations based on life limitations.

I’m Writing a Musical?

Desiraye Williams talks about her new writing project–a musical!–and her life goals of being an EGOT.

Inspirational Story Time

Desiraye Williams shares an inspirational story about a child telling her to never give up.

It’s 2015! Let’s Party!

In this Sunday Special live chat, the WordNerds get excited for the new year and talk about the things they hope to accomplish.

Kellie Faces All the Distractions! And Gives an Update!

Kellie Sheridan gives a writing life update.

Kellie Has One Month Down

Kellie Sheridan talks about how her goals are going now that she’s one month into 2016.

Kellie Needs a Vacation

Kellie Sheridan gives a writing life update. Things are a little crazy! All the productivity!

Kellie’s Book: DUALITY

Kellie Sheridan talks about the release of her second novel in the Hitchiker Strain series, DUALITY.

Kellie’s Bookish Projects

Kellie Sheridan has a couple of writerly projects going on in 2016 and would love for you to join in.

Kellie’s Getting Excited for 2015!

Kellie Sheridan talks about all of the upcoming 2015 things that she can’t wait for.

Kellie’s Looking Back on 2015

Kellie Sheridan reflects on the things she accomplished in 2015.

Kellie’s Milestones & Life Events

Kellie Sheridan has had some exciting life things going on!

Kellie’s New Book Release

Kellie Sheridan talks about the release of her new book on writing, REFILLING YOUR INKWELL.

Kellie’s Self Publishing Journey

Kellie Sheridan talks about her journey down the self publishing path!

Kellie’s September Releases!

Kellie Sheridan published a book every week in September 2017. Here are those books!


Kellie Sheridan is learning all the things despite life being hectic.

Life News!

Emma Kate shares some life updates.