• Announcements,  Indie Author Life,  Writing Journey

    Cover Reveal Deets & Such

    GUYS! LOL! ^_^ Exciting announcements time! First thing, I remembered how the template I used last year for the print book is supposed to be eBook compatible, so I’m going to try uploading it and letting the eBook people convert it…I’m not comfortable, but it’s supposed to work. Haha. I’m getting my book back from the proofreader this weekend (according to her last email), so I’m trying to decide if I should spend my 3-Day weekend formatting and reading my book or binging Game of Thrones. I also have a book I want to finish this weekend. Formatting is in first place. Haha. I’m excited about season 7, but like,…

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    Bookish Swag

    The time has come to figure out what I want to give away with my WINTER’S SIREN launch! With my last book, after much deliberation and help from my sister, I ended up giving away dark fantasy coloring books, a tote bag, copies of my book, bookmarks, a keychain, and I think that’s it, because that’s all I can remember. Since I’m in the business of experimenting, in lieu of giving away my book for launch, I’m going to give away several copies in a Goodreads giveaway. So for launch, I was trying to think of things I would find exciting, but I also wanted things that are themed, kind…

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    Official Publishing News & Stuff

    ‌Hey, hey! Firstly, I’m over at Crystal Collier’s today for the Truth & Lie Game! Hop over and laugh at how many times I’ve gotten lost. ^_^ Next up: Announcement Time: “Winter’s Siren” has an official release date and an official blurb! More on that later. I first want to talk a little bit about confidence and gut checking. ^_^ When I made the decision to publish NO REST FOR THE WICKED, the original plan was to wait for my beta to tell me it wasn’t trash and THEN make a decision. But it was like, I either think that thing is good or I don’t. The notes should only serve…

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    Release Day Party: No Rest for the Wicked!

    YAY! Book is here! To celebrate, I’m interviewing main character Tatum, her cousin Gretchen, and Emmerick, the drifter who lives in their basement. ^_^ Me: So excited! How are you guys? Tatum: Oh, great. You know. You’re just airing my dirty undies for the world to see. Gretchen: (laughs) I think she made me look pretty good. Emmerick: Let’s not forget who’s actual dirty laundry is on display. Me: That didn’t answer the question, but okay? So tell me, what’s you’re favorite part of this story? Tatum: The end. Gretchen: (laughs) I also like the end but for a completely different reason than you, I’m sure. Emmerick: My favorite was watching…

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    Being Like Super Productive & Whatever

    Usually when it’s crunch time, meaning I’m almost done with a story, I will fill every available hour of my day with writing. As a result, I burn myself out and take a few weeks off to recover. What this does, however, is make it super hard to sit down and start writing again. Like, super hard. And that 15 day break turns into two months. Meaning I’m far less productive than I could be. A kind of, what I would call “normal” productivity that I can pull off without stressing myself out. Not to long ago, a poetry writing friend of mine told me about a book she found…