Hello my lovelies! I had a crazy summer, and the release of Laevatein's Choice was amazing! I had multiple book signings, and a wild headache trying to deal with Amazon's KDP, but such is life, LC is out in the world and it's time to get on book three. Halo's Rag Doll! I had most … Continue reading NaNoWriMo2019 Prep
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
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
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 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.