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
Week 33: Bimonthly Goals and Pre-Release hype!
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!
Week 32: Final Update before everything catches on Fire
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
Week 31: Bree Barton’s Heart of Thorns Review
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
Week 29: Announcement–EVERYTHING IS ON FIRE!!!
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!!!
Week 27: Character Anarchy
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
Week 26: Solo: A Star Wars Symphony
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
Week 25: Starting a Second Wave of Beta Reading June 4
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
Week 24: Elfia Haarzuilens and bimonthly goals
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
Week 23: The Fanir Dragon Trilogy (Series/Cover Reveal)
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)