Dear Diary, I spent New Years Eve sick on my couch. I did not have the joy of watching the infamous "potato drop" in my home town. I could not smell the glorious turkey breast as it was cooking in my crockpot (Thank you to my Grandmother and to my Aunt Debbie for passing along … Continue reading Self-Publishing Journal Entry #4 (I think?) — AKA, “DANGIT, HYDRA!”
I am dubbing 2014 as a success in spite of the avocado fiasco and am seriously excited to see what I can accomplish in 2015. I've already got a couple of things planned but today we're filling out the writing schedule for the whole year ... which I'll admit is like my favorite part of … Continue reading Bring it on 2015!
The assignment for this month's Round Robin Blog Hop was to give something special to our readers writing-wise. And after much deliberation I opted to take a piece of Usurper and post it up here. I've given snippets and such before, but nothing of this length and it is designed for all the Trenna fans … Continue reading Happy Holidays – Round Robin
So the artist that I normally bat my eyelashes at for cover art is currently closed to commissions. Which is fine, he's super talented and has a lot of his own stuff to do. (That's Chris Howard, author and artist for the Saltwater Witch stuff, which if you haven't read you really should read because … Continue reading Book Cover Reveal – Tapped
Dear Diary, Scrivener hates me. I find this quite sad because I really like Scrivener and its little note-card preview and clean setup. And really, I've done nothing to deserve its hatred. We only just met a month or so ago. How do I know it hates me? Because it refuses to be rid of … Continue reading Self-Publishing Journal Entry #3
Illness struck my house last week. It started while my son was having a sleepover, the poor kid suddenly had a fever and I had to separate the boys during the sleeping portion of said sleepover to keep our guest from catching it. (Didn't work, our guest has been sick the last couple days too.) … Continue reading Tossing in the Towel – NaNoWriMo 2014
My first book was written almost completely on 3x5 cards that I stored in my cargo pockets while serving in the Army. I kept them in a Ziploc bag since ... you know ... Army stuff. Field exercises in Hawaii were murder on paper. If you've never been to Hawaii then let me tell you, … Continue reading Handwriting vs. Typing Debate #1
I don't do Trick-or-Treating. I did when I was a kid but I remember all to well having to let my mother go through the candy to make sure nobody had done anything particularly nasty that year. We've all heard the horror stories and the urban legends and all things awful that could be done … Continue reading Halloween and Doctor Who
We'd lost the light midway down the mountain. My brother and I were still very new to camping at this point so we hadn't realized that watching a sunset from the mountaintop wasn't exactly the brightest idea. So we found ourselves half running down loose shale and steep inclines with only one small pen-light between … Continue reading Scary Moments Round Robin Tour!
After much deliberation, research, waffling, and picking the brains of several writers I know I have decided to try this self-publishing thing. This is not meant in any way to snub or look poorly upon the small presses who have so graciously published me over the last few years. Wings ePress and Double Dragon Publishing … Continue reading Self-Publishing