I hope everyone is having a lovely Thanksgiving weekend here in America. The past few years have been rough. The effects of COVID are long-reaching, from losing loved ones to losing jobs, and the world is still limping along, trying to find its feet again. It's better this year for many of us. I am… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving Weekend!
Since Paw Prints on the Wall has been released and continues to do well - thank you again to everyone who has purchased my novel - it is now my job to pick up the next project and continue working on it. Or, well, that's been my job the whole time. I never really stopped… Continue reading Writing in Different Genres
There was a time I swore I would never write First Person POV outside of my own journal. To me, the lines between author and character blurred far too much, which is likely because my first attempts at writing were done in this vein. Back in the 6th Grade - yes, that's when I first… Continue reading Writing in the First Person POV
This past week the writing community lost a beloved mentor and author. David Wolverton Farland was introduced to me by my husband while we were dating. It was one of those dating things you do where you trade books to show different tastes and whatnot, and my husband offered up Runelords to me. Needless to… Continue reading Regrets and Opportunities
With NanoWriMo 2021 officially over, I can report that during the last 30 days I not only managed to edit one novel to its completion, but two. And then I started working on a third. Because why not? The two novels I edited took about a week and a half a piece, with dedicated writing… Continue reading Happy December!
As of October 28th, Darkside of Bright has a completed first draft. Calculating how long this took, it was about 4 months of work start to finish, which isn't bad at all. There are things I am still debating changing but for now, it is going into a virtual corner to sit and simmer while… Continue reading Bring On The New
(A brief peek into this odd-ball brain of mine since the beginning of the current work in progress.) Me: Alright! It's an urban fantasy about a marital counselor to the supernatural. Werewolves, vampires, and all those magical creatures! It'll be great. Internal Editor: You can't be serious. Urban Fantasy is full of women in tight… Continue reading Arguments with my Internal Editor
Why yes, I did technically win Camp Nano this year. But the novel is not quite done. I do have a few scenes left to write, so the forward motion continues. However, the breakneck speed to reach 50k is going to taper off. There are obvious pros and cons to participating in NaNoWriMo, and as… Continue reading Wrapping up Camp Nano 2021
The joy of Pinterest, and the pitfalls! Whenever I've gotten stuck in the past few days regarding the WIP, I have flown to my Pinterest page where I have selected certain faces to help "cast" or represent the characters in the novel. This has been great fun. So much fun. Probably too much fun. I… Continue reading Week 3 – Camp Nano 2021
Looking back at the works I've written, I see stories that missed the mark because I did not have a handle on my craft. I see characters who were not fleshed out well enough, and scenes that never grounded the reader inside them, allowing them to experience it. I see fragments that make more sense… Continue reading Looking Back