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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…

  • Creative Writing 101,  Indie Author Life,  Work-In-Progress,  Writer's Block,  Writing Journey

    Settling On A New Project, Part Three

    Haha. 😀 Before I get into that though, I has a poetry book cover!! Reveal is next week!! ^_^ Okay. Last year, I quite dramatically on exactly two occasions (officially) ranted about how hard it was for me to settle on a project. Quick Overview: I tried using a couple of different apps to randomly pick an idea for me. I drew random ideas out of a pile. I asked multiple people for help narrowing things down or to choose for me. Ultimately, I ended up not writing at all or even trying for several months because I was just plum exhausted. Speaking of plums, does anyone know when they’re…

  • Creative Writing 101,  Facts of Life,  Indie Author Life,  Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    Excuse Factories and Other Writerly Nuances

    Around four years ago, I was going to buddy-read a book on fiction writing. I haven’t read a craft book in several years. I still haven’t finished it because said buddy quit on it, and since I was only reading it to be supportive, I lost the will to continue, because frankly, le book was getting on my nerves. It’s not a bad book. I just wasn’t in the mood to wade through the basic waters. It’s also wicked repetitive. But anyway, I was thinking about this thing he said about the length of time it takes to write a book. He said there’s a difference between the writer who…

  • DIY (Do It Yourself),  Facts of Life,  Indie Author Life,  Inside Information,  Work-In-Progress

    Adventures In Formatting A Poetry Book

    Guys, I was in FORMATTING HELL last week!! Poetry is a beast messily slain for I had dull spears to fight with. 😛 One dull spear being the editing one, because I have legit never really edited poetry in my life. Sure, I sometimes change a line or two, but I’ve never rewritten that crap before. It was a good experience though, and I learned some things, mostly about myself. Lol! Creatively speaking, things have been at a standstill the last few weeks because I’ve been stressed about formatting the poetry book. I finally talked myself into sitting down one afternoon and figuring it out. It took me several hours…

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    Should Anti-Social People Use Facebook?

    Over the last few months, I talked with my family a few times about deleting my Facebook author page and was met with absolutely no support. I seem to have a problem with making decisions. I worry a lot about stupid stuff and rather I’m making the right decision or not. It’s like when I’m between projects, I am ultimately the only one who can decide what to work on next, because I am the one doing the writing. But the same holds true for literally everything else in my life. I am the only one who can make decisions for myself, and the longer it takes me to make…