Chapter Two - Fact vs. Fiction Fiction: I have Megan on board the SS Ceramic and for all intents and purposes she's headed for London to meet her Uncle George. However the SS Ceramic was actually headed toward Australia, not England. Which, of course, is a bit of a problem. But because I wanted to … Continue reading Fact vs. Fiction Chapter Two – Persona
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!
Just as I promised, I have a guest post from R.J. Blain today on serializing novels. For those of my awesome, wonderful, perfect Readers who don't know what it means to serialize a novel I'll go ahead and explain. Serializing a novel would be sorta like when stories were posted in the newspaper week after … Continue reading Serializing Novels via R.J. Blain
Well, tomorrow I'm going to have a guest post from RJ Blain, who is another relatively insane author I've been stalking on Google+ for a while now. (I don't think it's really stalking when she's in another country, but ... eh ... we'll let her decide where the creepy boundary is.) Anyway, you'll love her. … Continue reading Choices
This week I rewrote almost all of Chapter One of the WWII project, which I think I might title Sullied Heritage instead of Crossweathers, but we'll see. (Many thanks to Tressa Green for taking a moment out of her day to help me brainstorm.) In the middle of the rewrite I came across several problems … Continue reading Research
I've gone through and deleted most of my trunk novels. To be honest, several of them were dissected; meaning I took characters I enjoyed or a concept I thought was cool and then placed them inside a different book. In fact, Nelek Dyngannon from the Sedition series came from a trunk novel. And the concept … Continue reading Trunk Novels
As I've set aside my science fiction while readers are going through it I picked up Usurper again. That's the third book in Trenna Dyngannon's series for those unaware. Trenna is, by all appearances, my most popular character and I have to admit I love writing her. She's gritty and tough and vulnerable all at … Continue reading Graphic Detail
In the terms of a friend of mine (L.J. Cohen, author of The Between, which I totally recommend for any YA fans out there) I managed to finish the "gut-renovation" of my latest science fiction novel. It's only on the second draft and is now in the hands of my Alpha Readers. (I love you, … Continue reading All Part of a Balanced Diet