I've had this week off from school and was focused almost exclusively on writing/editing for Tapped. (Yep, I'm still not in love with that title.) With a few Vampire Diary deviations I've been pretty well focused on getting this draft completed so that I can go to work on editing Persona. Yes, you read that … Continue reading What I’ve Learned from Vampires
I cannot be the only author out there who wakes up after a dream and wonders what the heck just happened. Case in point -- last night as I slumbered I found myself being chased by ex-communicated 15th Century Conquistadors. I should qualify that statement with the fact that I am not in history class … Continue reading The Dream Life of an Author — AKA Conquistadors?
I can't literally watch television because I'm in school and all that, but I do have Netflix so I can watch various shows. (Alas, no Castle on there at the moment.) So I decided to watch some Star Trek. There are lots of choices out there for me, but I picked Star Trek: Enterprise because … Continue reading Bad TV
All right, here we go again! For those unaware, these posts are following my historical fiction novel Persona as I serialize it online for free. You can find Persona at its story blog or at its Wattpad address. Because it's my first historical fiction, I've opted to post pieces of the research I've had to … Continue reading Fact vs. Fiction – Chapter Six (Persona)
All right! Just a quick heads up for anyone who doesn't know what this is about ... My WWII story Persona is being serialized and posted online for free via Wattpad and its story blog. Because this is historical fiction I've had to do quite a bit of research to help me wade through it. … Continue reading Fact vs. Fiction – Chapter Four (Persona)
For those following along with the serialization of Persona, here is the Fact vs. Fiction page for Chapter Three. So far this whole experience has been incredibly fun! If you're just hearing about it, Persona is my WWII novel that is currently being serialized online for free. You can find it at its Wattpad address … Continue reading Fact vs. Fiction — Chapter Three (Persona)
A friend of mine uses a Wiki to keep all her files straight while she's writing a book. I've seen software designed to help maintain little "sticky-notes" to help authors as they're in the middle of creating their fiction. Both would fall under what I define as a "story bible". Basically, that's the spot the … Continue reading Story Bibles (aka – Consistency, People!)
So there I was trying to take a nap because I'm either coming down with something nasty or have finally developed allergies -- Hopefully I'm just getting sick. I really don't want to look forward to a seasonal allergy every year -- when I opened my eyes and saw something strange on my bookshelf. Do … Continue reading Quests
That's right! You can now read Chapter One of Persona at either its Wattpad link or the Story Blog. And just as I promised, I'm going to post the Fact vs. Fiction rundown for the story here. You can find it on a separate page on the story blog as well, but for those who … Continue reading Persona is Live!
That's right! In just four days I'll start posting Persona as a serialized novel online for free. I have to admit, I'm excited. I've got a seven week buffer, which means I have seven chapters edited and prepped so that if life gets in the way, or if I just need a little break, I … Continue reading The Countdown is On!