About three years ago I got fed up looking at Fire's Hope and decided to finally buckle down and rewrite it. So I started with an outline. I went through and took scenes I thought were absolutely necessary and did bullet points on all the notes I wanted to hit. The rewrite took a good … Continue reading Book2: The Rewrite Process
Over the course of this process I am being constantly reminded of just how much I have to learn, an everyday it seems what I didn't know wants to bite me. Nobody told me about all the technical processes behind releasing a book and no matter how much research I did before, I'm still caught … Continue reading Week 36: Hiccups
There's only one month until Fire's Hope is released into the world and it's time for the fun to begin! As celebration for the release of Fire's Hope I have planned three big surprises to prepare everyone for the next book in The Shadows. If you preorder Fire's Hope, you're eligible to win one of these … Continue reading Week 35: One more Month!!! Preorder Giveaway!
Let's get real for a minute, all of this is new to me and I'm figuring everything out along the way. I've been doing intense research for the last two years, trying to figure out the publishing industry, marketing, and self-publishing, and once I set my mind to it, information comes pretty freely. My struggle … Continue reading Week 34: ARC copies and a couple mistakes
It's that time again! Hello Readers and Writers, If there's anything I've been able to stay consistent with, it's keeping up with my bimonthly goals. Journalling has become a part of my everyday schedule and I can't live without my little book. I'm really looking forward to September and October because fall is my favorite … Continue reading Week 33: Bimonthly Goals and Pre-Release hype!
The past few weeks have been a little slow, but so much has happened that I'm crazy excited about! So give me a moment to comb through my journal and arrange the events in chronological order rather than vomiting it all out in a frenzy! I got my first proof copy of Fire's Hope at … Continue reading Week 32: Final Update before everything catches on Fire
The time has finally come! Bree Barton's Heart of Thorns comes out tomorrow!!! I'm so excited for this book guys! and I can't wait to meet Bree to get my hard cover signed. Warning: Ahead there be spoilers! If you don't want spoilers go order your own copy of HoT!!! Amazon Barnes & Noble **disclaimer: I … Continue reading Week 31: Bree Barton’s Heart of Thorns Review
It's Finally Time! I cannot believe how far I've come! Fire's Hope is edited, proofread, formatted, and it has a lovely cover I designed myself! This is incredibly, I've been dreaming of this and it's finally time to bring my baby into the world and I want you to celebrate with me! It's Giveaway Time! … Continue reading Week 30: FIRE’S HOPE COVER REVEAL!!!
Hello Writers and Readers! Last week was awesome! I had a plan, I had the means, I was ready to get it done. Monday I went to my bank to deposit the money for ISBNs, Thursday after calling my bank I found out I needed a new debit card. Mhmm perfect timing. I drove into … Continue reading Week 29: Announcement–EVERYTHING IS ON FIRE!!!
Hello Readers and Writers! I must apologize for my infrequency of blog posts as of late, I've been working hard getting the funds together for publishing and this week is going to be huge! I got a lot of stuff done in the last two months, and thought it felt slower than usual, I hit … Continue reading Week 28: A Long But Productive Silence