• Fun,  Writing World

    AudioBook Chat

    For years, I thought audiobooks were for businessmen and jet-setters – the people traveling all over the world for whatever reason. Too busy to relax or simply unable to sit down and read because they need to be in the car for seven hours. Then I won an audiobook. This was around four years ago. In full disclosure, I didn’t listen to this book until earlier this year, I think February. It’s not that I didn’t try. I bought the ebook the day it came out, so excited because it’s a companion novel to one of my favorite books. In any case, I had a hard time getting into this…

  • Creative Writing 101,  Facts of Life,  Writing World

    Perfectionism Is The Path To Ruin

    I wasn’t going to post again this week, but over the weekend, I saw a post in one of my Facebook writing groups and wanted to talk about it. In the post, a writer was lamenting about all the four star reviews their book was getting. Upon further investigation, not only did this author have several reviews, very few of them were less than five stars. After lamenting, they proceeded to ask for advice on how they could become a better writer and write a book so good it will only get five stars from everyone who reads it. They were so upset about it that they were close to…

  • Creative Writing 101,  Facts of Life,  Indie Author Life,  Writing Journey,  Writing World

    Dear Writer: Be Nice To Yourself

    It feels we oftentimes expect change to come sweeping down in an obvious fashion. A handsome knight on a unicorn. An epiphany that hits us hard in the grocery store and shakes us. The reality is that it sneaks up on you before dawn. Completely silent. Completely invisible. So, last month I put the final touches on my next book that’s coming out in less than two weeks! Since then, I haven’t done much writing. I thought maybe I had Stage Fright. After all, that’s a very real thing, and somewhere in the back of my mind, I always want to do better than the previous story. Push myself harder.…

  • Cover Reveals,  Indie Author Life,  News & Updates,  Writing World

    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…

  • Ideas,  Inspiration,  Writing World

    Stories Based On Dreams Based On Stories

    Ever write a story based on a dream you had? I tried a time or two. Once I had a dream that I was a mermaid who came on land after my human mother was kidnapped by some dudes and held for ransom. Sounds pretty awesome right? 😐 Lol! I got one chapter in and gave up. It made zero sense. Why did they kidnap her? And how the crap am I a mermaid if BOTH of my parents are human? Yeah, they were BOTH human. My dreams make so much sense. Another time I tried to incorporate a couple of dreams into a story about past lives. I realized…