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
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
I was tagged by Patrick Pena on twitter @patwritesbooks to do the 7-7-7 tag. It's really simple. Go to page 7 of your manuscript. Share 7 sentences. Then pass tag 7 other people. Easy Peasey! It was surprisingly hard to decide which one of my WIPs to do this for. The one I just finished, the … Continue reading Midweek 24: Quickie tag 7-7-7
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!