LC comes out: September 1, 2019! TS:Laevatein's Choice is literally weeks away! This book has been a ride and I'm so amazed with how fast this process has been! After Fire's Hope took me 8 years from writing the first draft, and 2 years from deciding to really get it out there, getting out my … Continue reading Laevatein’s Choice Release Date!
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
It's Finally Time! I cannot believe how far I've come! Fire's Hope is edited, proofread, formatted, and it has a lovely cover I designed myself! This is incredibly, I've been dreaming of this and it's finally time to bring my baby into the world and I want you to celebrate with me! It's Giveaway Time! … Continue reading Week 30: FIRE’S HOPE COVER REVEAL!!!
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!!!
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
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