But only by a little. 43,785 - That's how many words I ended up either revising, rewriting, or straight up newly drafted during November. I'm taking the old Vacancy serial and revamping it for a trilogy of novels and thought I'd use NaNo to help track my progress. I didn't take it as seriously as… Continue reading Well, December’s Here, And I Failed
From what I understand, book sales traditionally fall into the toilet around the holidays, or at least ebook and self-published book sales do. That makes sense: people are buying things for others, we don't typically give digital gifts, and self-published stuff is usually too genre-heavy and niche to give as a present anyway. None of… Continue reading Happy Cyber Monday, Maybe Buy A Book?
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
Along with a couple familiar ones, I picked up a new beta reader for The Association, and she asked me for a list of trigger warnings before she started reading. If you're unfamiliar with the term, a trigger warning is typically a short list of possibly traumatic material within a piece of media. An example… Continue reading Trigger Warnings and Self Publishing
The Association is out to beta readers and planned for a Halloween release! (That is, provided Amazon works with me. Sometimes books get stuck in approval and come out late if they're not set up for preorder which mine won't be, but we'll see!) Since Halloween is otherwise going to be a bit weird this… Continue reading I Got A New Mug
Hiss, hiss, bitch! It's finally October and that means it's release month! As always, this beautiful cover was done by Anna Lena Spies at Eerily Fair Cover Design. I adore her and her work, and if you're in the market for custom or premade fantasy or romance work, she is amazing! The Association is coming… Continue reading The Association – Cover Reveal
I've been reading a lot more the past few years, and I've created this new habit of getting involved with three or four books at a time, a sort of poly-bibliophile, so switching between books coupled with the fact I am a pretty slow reader (everyone gets a voice in my head, and if the… Continue reading A Short List of Happy Word-Related Things
Hola, Dear Reader, it has been too long. I took some time off from most of my work while my niece visited for two glorious weeks. We watched more movies that I do in a whole year, ate more junk food than I should in a lifetime, and had exactly as much fun as Covid… Continue reading General Update *Salutes*