Laevatein's Choice, chapter 8 ended up being by favorite. It's full of references, snarky quips, and the first fight scene of the book. And it solidly introduced Geoffrey, who was a blast to rework and get to know.
LC comes out in 8 days! And in my flurry of panic to assure myself the book is perfect after I've broken this book in less than 9 months whereas the last one took 2 years, I'm skimming through it AFRICKINGAIN and I stumbled across this scene again. I absolutely love it! It captures Mark's … Continue reading Excerpt from my favorite scene in Laevatein’s Choice
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
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
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!!!
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
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