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    Cover Reveal: Garden of Ravens Edition

    Still getting things together, but the cover is done and I didn’t want to wait to spread it around! ^_^ When it came time to get a cover together for my first poetry collection, I knew what I wanted in theory. But poetry books aren’t often very elaborate. They’re mostly simple with a lot of negative space. It probably goes without saying, but a typical cover wasn’t going to work for me. Luckily, I have a designer who knows what she’s doing, and she was able to talk me into a happy medium between something plainer and something that would grace the cover of a paranormal book. ^_^ I wanted…

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    Cover Reveal: House of Falling Embers Edition

    GUYS!! ^_^ It’s cover reveal day!! Every cover experience is different. With my first and third books, I knew exactly what I wanted. With my second book, I had a few clear ideas to bounce off my cover designer. But this time, I had no idea. I Googled something along the lines of “book covers with trees” and then after a few minutes, I gave up and drew up some concepts and then didn’t even go with any of them either. Ha. Usually when I get my mock up covers, we’re pretty much done except for a large or small amount of nitpicking. But this time, I had a giant…

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    Quitter Diaries + Cover Reveal (Whisper Edition)

    GUYS!! LOL! So, I have some thoughts I wanted to chat about today. Last month, just a couple of weeks ago, I had a moment. I was tired. I was cold. I didn’t want to edit. I didn’t even want to write anymore. This wasn’t brought on by anything in particular. Editing was going well. The sky didn’t fall on me. Side effect of being burnt out? As I was sitting there, feeling so sad about nothing, I told myself that I didn’t want to write anymore. And per usual, when this happens, I replied, “So don’t.” I gave myself permission to do nothing. No editing. Nothing productive. The next…

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    Cover Reveal: Winter’s Siren!

    GUYS! LOL! First off, can I get some kudos on that banner? 😛 So, before I get to the cover, I wanted to chat a tiny bit about the process. 😀 With my last novel, I had one concept idea. Of course, I thought of one or two other things, but I didn’t like any of the mental images better than the one I went with. This time, I had several ideas! Well, I had four. 🙂 I gave my cover designer three, and she came back with the two she thought would be the most striking. What you’ll see below is concept number one. It’s the second concept I…

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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…