I'm so excited for book2! I've put so much work into telling the story I really want to tell with this book. I'm getting really close to the editing stage and I wanted to share another one of my favorite scenes. Y'all know I'm a complete tea addict by now right? Right, hehe anyway enjoy! … Continue reading Surprise! Another excerpt from LC!
Book2: The Rewrite Process
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
Week 36: Hiccups
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
Week 34: ARC copies and a couple mistakes
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 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 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