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
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!!!
Why characters won't do what I told them! I like many have experienced this, you're trying to write a gripping story, and your stupid characters want to do their own thing! They won't follow the outline. Come on guys, follow the outline! But they just won't listen. The cynic in me says, "stop talking to … Continue reading Week 27: Character Anarchy
As a long time Star Wars fan I reacted to the announcement of Solo with skepticism and worry. Like many fans I'm under the belief that we don't need backstories for anything! But when the first trailer for Solo aired my mind was pleasantly changed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPEYpryMp2s It took one thing: Click. Click. Bwwooooshh... What I saw in … Continue reading Week 26: Solo: A Star Wars Symphony
The Shadows: Fire’s Hope has been thoroughly edited and after a much needed vacation, I’ve decided to do a second wave of Beta-Reading! I’ve listened to feedback from my editor and Beta-Readers and several parts of the story have drastically changed! I’m so happy with how the story and style are looking now and while I … Continue reading Week 25: Starting a Second Wave of Beta Reading June 4
Business starts now! After a nice vacation and adventure in the Netherlands, it's time to get back to work. Edits on Fire's Hope are almost complete and I've got some big stuff planned for the next two months. Elfia Haarzuilens For a long time I've had a great friend in the Netherlands who has been … Continue reading Week 24: Elfia Haarzuilens and bimonthly goals
I have not stopped writing even though I'm hard at work editing the first Shadows book for publishing, I have 13 other books that have all been written and are in the lineup for publishing! My current writing project is a trilogy about the dragon children of Caelan Fanir. The titles for this trilogy will … Continue reading Week 23: The Fanir Dragon Trilogy (Series/Cover Reveal)
One of the questions I hear authors get asked a lot is "would you ever publish something you wrote in your teens" and they immediately laugh nervously with a unanimous "No!" Well... I wrote Fire's Hope when I was 13... In the high of writing a complete story for the first time and not just … Continue reading Week 22: The Editing Trenches–Everything I’ve Learned So Far.
Hello Writer's and Readers, I'm sorry for the inconsistency with Blog posts lately, I've been putting my all into editing FH's hope (AFRICKINGAIN) and I'm now on draft #4. I have been watching tons of writing videos in search of inspiration and I found this lovely tag by Kim Chance and Mandi Lynn and I thought … Continue reading Week 21: Writing Rituals Tag
At the beginning of this year I wrote out a very long set of goals I called the "February 14th plan" for much of January and February I tried to keep to that, following an intense editing schedule and though I fell behind, unable to start my plan on February 14 like I planned, I … Continue reading Week 20: Bimonthly Goals March-April 2018