July is usually exciting. It's both my and Husband's birthday month, it's warm enough to go swimming and do other fun summer activities, and it's Camp NaNo, but in the midst of everything else going on in the world...well, you know. Regardless, I'm using the summer version of National Novel Writing Month to write, write,… Continue reading First Day of CampNaNoWriMo And I’m Feeling Introspective
In celebration of the release of my second self-published novel, She's All Thaumaturgy (which you can get FREE 6/29/20 - 7/3/20), I wanted to share the first chapter with you, like I did with The Korinniad. Enjoy, Dear Reader! CHAPTER 1 Like most things, on the subject of the origin of dragons there is some… Continue reading She’s All Thaumaturgy – An Excerpt
What a great day! She's All Thaumaturgy is finally here! The stupid concept I came up with at least three years ago to mash up a sword and sorcery setting with She's All That has come to fruition! The ebook is available here on Amazon, but I implore you to wait until tomorrow to pick… Continue reading My Second Novel Is Live!
And I love it. Honestly, I didn't expect to enjoy it. In fact, the tagline "the last book on novel writing you'll ever need" puts me off so much (and is so objectively untrue) that I'm squirming at even writing this post, but ultimately I feel like I need to. I haven't read enough books… Continue reading So I’ve Been Reading “Save The Cat Writes A Novel”
In anticipation of She's All Thaumaturgy coming out on the 28th, I created a couple images on Canva of some quotes from the book. This was another fun little creative exercise that wasn't word-heavy but did get me in the mood to write. Remember, you can still grab a free copy of the ARC of… Continue reading Quotes from She’s All Thaumaturgy
I have officially set up the advanced reader's copy (advanced reviewer's copy?) of She's All Thaumaturgy on Booksprout, and now it's live! This is not the completely polished version of the book that will be released on June 28th (that's the date, by the way), but a version that still has one round of copyediting… Continue reading Get the ARC for She’s All Thaumaturgy Now!
It is finally out in the open. The truth. The freezing, solid veracity. I am a faker, an imposter, a montebank! And if you are reading this now, I must apologize, for I am swindling you this very instant. You see, you are reading these words, and I have written them, but lo, I am… Continue reading I Am A Fraud
I've seen a few of these around, usually as a brainstorming technique. Some authors collect images and put together a board that embodies the mood they want to convey in their work: a mood board. I've been intrigued by them because they're very pretty, but never used them as part of the planning process. Instead,… Continue reading Mood Boards for Brainstorming and Plotting
It's weird how almost universally people can watch or read something like The Hunger Games and side with Katniss and the rebellion, but when the opportunity comes up in real life, they're rooting on The Capital even when they're not a part of it. What can I even say? Sitting here in my suburban home,… Continue reading My Heart Goes Out To The Protesters
The proof copy of She's All Thaumaturgy just arrived at my door, and oh, boy, am I just vibrating with excitement (just like at least one of my characters does in every book)! A proof copy is a physical printing of your book you can use to check aesthetics and content before ordering final copies… Continue reading Reviewing Your Proof Copy