Week one is (mostly) done, and so I thought I may be too. Not because I'm sick of this story--on the contrary I'm super excited about it--but because I didn't record my words correctly on any day, and I'm behind! I actually spent a lot of time reorganizing and plotting the first couple days of… Continue reading CampNaNo April 2020 Week 1
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
(see what I did with the title there, oh, so clever am I, hehehe) I care about most companies's response to COVID-19 about as much as you care about my response, but since you're here, I guess I'll tell you how I'm coping. Basically, I am fine. I already work from home and have for… Continue reading Novel (and) Coronavirus
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!
You know how I said staring at a bunch of photos of myself was the worst thing I've had to do in this process of self publishing? Yeah, well, listening to my own voice is a pretty close second. I'm hoping it doesn't turn out to be the same for other people, though. See, I… Continue reading Recording My Own Audio Book
Probably the most demoralizing thing I've had to do in the process of getting ready to self publish hasn't been staring at a blank page, hoping the words will come, it hasn't been editing out thousands of words at a time because those words were hot trash, and it hasn't been sending off that story… Continue reading The Horror Of Taking Headshots