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
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
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
Over the course of this process I am being constantly reminded of just how much I have to learn, an everyday it seems what I didn't know wants to bite me. Nobody told me about all the technical processes behind releasing a book and no matter how much research I did before, I'm still caught … Continue reading Week 36: Hiccups
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
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