I got the proof copy in almost immediately, and then turned around and approved it right away (a second too fast actually because I found a mistake, had to redo the file, wait til the mistake-riddled one was approved, then reupload and wait for a second Amazon approval. The long and short of that is… Continue reading The Association Is Out In Paperback
I don't always pat myself on the back, but today, oh today, I am absolutely slapping the shit out of myself because The Association is finally here, it's out, and it's on time! Happy Halloween to me! I didn't think, Dear Reader, that it was going to happen between my mouth nonsense, Bart's vet appointments,… Continue reading The Association is Here!
My third novel, The Association, comes out today, and I'd like to share with you, Dear Reader, the first chapter. Join Ivy as she tries to unravel the mysteries of Avalon Estates before they unravel her. CHAPTER 1 Look presentable. Presentable? When had Ivy Sylvan ever not looked presentable? The thought screamed through her mind, her grip… Continue reading The Association – An Excerpt
It's finally April, a month I've been looking forward to (and also dreading a little) all year. When I planned out my 2020 writing schedule, I used the National Novel Writing Months as a framework for my first drafts. April, July, and November are all for drafting, while the other months are for brainstorming, plotting,… Continue reading April CampNaNo Kickoff
Bored? Trapped inside? Need an escape? Here's the first chapter of The Korinniad, for your reading pleasure: CHAPTER I Sing, O muse, of that ancient landWhere heroes did toil and win,And grant this scribe a passing glanceAt the life of our heroine. Thriving—or not!—amongst mortals,Monsters, and many-numbered gods,The tale of a simple maidenWith purpose and… Continue reading The Korinniad – An Excerpt
I made another AuthorTube video for this week, but I also thought I'd doctor up my script to make a post. If you'd rather watch this blog, scroll on down and go to YouTube, or you can also just keep reading if you find my voice as annoying as I do. So, a question that's… Continue reading How Long Should My Chapters Be?
I woke up to pee at about 1am on Wednesday. A normal occurrence, frequent even given my tiny bladder and penchant for hydration, but then this middle of the night wee ended up anything but normal as it sparked a four plus hour long clean up of my internet presence. A friend had texted me… Continue reading Getting Hacked Sucks (And Other Observances)
This week has been one of the best and one of the worst. On one hand, I've completed something that I'm incredibly proud of, and I've put it out into the world. And on the other hand...I PUT IT OUT INTO THE WORLD! https://giphy.com/gifs/parks-and-rec-nbc-leslie-knope-10ABvIA9IM29tC That's the eternal struggle. I want to dedicate my life to… Continue reading Art & Anxiety
The Korinniad is available right now on Amazon as an ebook and in print! Get it now! Do it! Download it! Make a writer's day! And from 2/2/20 - 2/7/20 The Korinniad will be FREE to download on Kindle! If you've been following me for a while, you've probably seen me mention this project, not… Continue reading The Korinniad Is Here!
I lost NaNoWriMo. I am a failure. A disgrace. A loser. And that's okay. At 46,663 words in 30 days, I have officially failed 2019's National Novel Writing Month, but I'm not upset at that. In fact, I'm damn proud of myself for both pumping out that many words (though that pride is actually a… Continue reading December Is For Losers