The third and final book of The Vacancy Series is nearing completion. I'm pretty far behind my own timeline (disappointed in myself there), but it will be out before year's end, so that's something! I'm getting some feedback from beta readers on the first 2/3rds of the book, and I just worked out most of… Continue reading Progress Update: The Willful Inheritor
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
Vacancy Book One: The Weary Traveler will be here on 2/24/2021! Vacancy Series Blurb I am absolutely losing my mind, Dear Reader. Just freaking brain matter all over the walls and the ceiling and the floor. I'm slipping in it, I'm drenched in spinal fluid, and little chunks of skull? Oh, you know they're embedded… Continue reading The Weary Traveler Release Date 2/24/21
It's National Novel Writing Month, and this will be the first time in a long time that I won't be participating in a normal way. I'm sort of sad about that, especially since I'm actually in the exact kind of mood that writing a first draft of something requires (the desire to just kinda go… Continue reading Nontraditional NaNo and Me
I reached the halfway point in my camp project yesterday, just over 25k words, two days ahead of schedule. I have to say, after a shaky start, this feels damn good. And even better than how the word count feels is the plot itself. Vacancy has always been silly and loose, so in a way… Continue reading CampNaNoWriMo April 2020 – Halfway There
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?
Well, so much for Blogmas! Actually, I didn't plan on doing Blogmas, so I'm not behind or anything, but I would like to post regularly on here again. I need to find a way to do so that isn't as severe as every day, but not as wanting as every week. I have been writing,… Continue reading Post NaNo Wrap Up And Planning For 2019
Well, shit, you guys, it finally happened. I've been a member of the NaNo website for almost a decade, I used the site to track for the past three years (though I competed more often than that), and finally, last night, I became a winner for the first time in the month of November. I… Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2018 – Winning!
Yesterday was the 18th, 60% done with the month, and 75% done with NaNo! Well, 3/4 of the way to the 50k word goal, at least. I'm feeling pretty good, very pumped to continuously be ahead of the word count, and super proud for spewing out words every day, even if some days that count… Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2018 – 37,500 Words (75% Complete!)
I wanted to call this post "Take A Break From Your Writing" but sometimes people just read headers, and I'd be remiss, Dear Reader, if that's all someone took away from this post. Everyone gets overwhelmed and burnt out at some point, and taking a break isn't necessarily bad, but I don't think I'd really… Continue reading Letting Your Writing Sit