Writing

A New Project?

Since I was a little ahead of schedule, I allowed myself to explore a new idea, and somehow I've produced about 20k words of a new project in the last three-ish days. (My last #1LineWed came from the very rough draft.) I don't know where this thing is going, it's romance-heavy, based a little (maybe… Continue reading A New Project?

Writing

Dear Writer, No One Gets To Read Your First Draft

Normally I write to Dear Readers, but today I'd like to talk to the writers. Even though I self publish and technically make money off my writing (albeit paltry amounts especially after the Zon takes its cut), I'm not what a lot of people would consider a professional or a master or anything. I agree,… Continue reading Dear Writer, No One Gets To Read Your First Draft

Writing

When Muses Attack

I don't mean to get all pedantic right away, but I've just had a transformative experience. I know nothing happens in a vacuum, and in all fairness I have slowly been making my way through Elizabeth Gilbert's Big Magic, so it was inevitable I'd start seeing the things I was reading about happen to me… Continue reading When Muses Attack

Self Publishing, Writing

The Association is Officially on Audible!

You can get The Association now on Audible for your listening pleasure! And you can get it free if you're a new member! The audio book was narrated and produced by Ellen Quay who does a marvelous job, so go give her some love, follow her, and check out her other work.

Vacancy, Writing

The Weary Traveler – An Excerpt

The first book of the Vacancy trilogy comes out on 2/24, and if you're deciding whether to pick her up (for FREE if you wait til the 24th or 25th to snag her), maybe this will help. Here's the first chapter. Chapter 1 - Vacancy “I just need somewhere to stay.”It’s not a very consequential… Continue reading The Weary Traveler – An Excerpt

thoughts, Writing

What Are You Doing To Be Better?

We all want to improve at something. For me, well, it's a lot of things, but writing is high on the list. While I believe talent exists and comes naturally, and you're born with it or not, I also believe that's only a very small percentage of what makes up any skill. Everything else is… Continue reading What Are You Doing To Be Better?

Uncategorized, Writing

A Tiny Break And Thoughts On Voice

I've got The Weary Traveler out to beta readers which means I have two weeks while waiting for feedback to do WHATEVER I WANT. Well, not really. The timing was actually perfect as the producer of the narration for The Association just sent me all the audio to review (audio book out soon!), and there… Continue reading A Tiny Break And Thoughts On Voice

Writing

2020 Recap: A Year In Blogging

Spoiler: Almost everything in here was originally published pre-2020. WordPress gives you some stats, and I decided to look them up to be equally delighted and depressed by my numbers. Reserving the actual page views for myself, here are my top five most viewed blog posts from 2020: Art & Anxiety - Coming in at… Continue reading 2020 Recap: A Year In Blogging

thoughts, Writing

If I’m Going To Die

Disclaimer: I'M FINE AND ALIVE SO DON'T COME AT ME. I had a little scare recently, and I don't want to act like it was bigger than it actually was, but with the way things were going in general in life, and with my anxiety at its highest (which is saying something since this happened… Continue reading If I’m Going To Die

Writing

Skip Ad In 5

Normally I watch the countdown, but this time I couldn't get myself to pretend that devastation is someone else's problem. Strange how one minute can feel like a lifetime, especially when you're witness to one, condensed, spoken of in past and present tense, the future just a question marked by the beep of a vital… Continue reading Skip Ad In 5