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!
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
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
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!
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!!!
Hello Readers and Writers! I must apologize for my infrequency of blog posts as of late, I've been working hard getting the funds together for publishing and this week is going to be huge! I got a lot of stuff done in the last two months, and thought it felt slower than usual, I hit … Continue reading Week 28: A Long But Productive Silence
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
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!