Now that I've rewritten two full books--no, I'm not about to say I'm an expert--I've just begun to recognize the process of taking your 15-year-old self's 2am sleep-drunk ramblings and turning them into a boook (with emphasis on the "ooo"f). I've also been working through outlining my series to fit in all the consistency checks … Continue reading Reworking Your Work 5 Self-Editing Tips
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!
Hi everybody! It's been a hot minute, I've been working my tail off on book two (and working my tail off in general) and I thought I'd share one of my favorite scenes from TS:Laevatein's Choice. Enjoy! “What do you say to playing around with these?” Geoffrey offered candidly. Mark’s heart pattered excitedly. “You said … Continue reading Surprise! Excerpt from my new book!
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
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
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
Hello everyone! Sorry for no blog last week, I needed a short break to finish my Self-Edit of Fire's Hope and guess what?! I finally finished it! FH is as ready as I can get it for the professional edit and today I sent out my baby to my editor! Quick Update for this week: … Continue reading Week 19: Writing 14 Books
Beta Reading starts next week! I'm so thankful to everyone who has signed up for Beta Reading! It means so much to me to see people interested in helping me bring out the best story I can! For those of you who have been following my blog, you'll know my goal was to finish … Continue reading Week 18: Valentine’s day–Last Call for Beta Readers!