• Announcements,  Books,  Happy Dance,  Indie Author Life,  News & Updates,  Novels,  Writing Journey

    Release Day Party: House of Falling Embers :D

    GUYS!!! I’m so excited to have another book releasing out into the world today!! ^_^ All the information and links and such will be down below. In the meantime, I wanted to chat about the Creative Well, because my birthday book was born out of an overflowing creative river, so it’s totally appropriate. 😀 The well or river or whatever you want to call it is like the energy source for a writer, right? We fill it with books we love and awesome movies and tv shows, and when it’s overflowing, words are everywhere! But if we don’t fill it with the right fuel, the muse is moody – or gone…

  • Announcements,  Editing,  Facts of Life,  Indie Author Life,  Writing Journey,  Writing World

    Drafting Update & Publishing News

    GUYS!! I am so excited!! 😀 So. First. Drafting update. I am finally at peace with what to work on next. As in, I haven’t had a crisis in over a week. ^_^ I’m not going to say more until I’m past the 25k, continue or dump it, mark, but I will say this: sometimes the project you need to work on actually isn’t the one that’s screaming the loudest. Sometimes, maybe even most times, perhaps even all the time, it’s the one quietly popping up in the background while you’re wrestling with the bunnies of a loud and obnoxious nature. Just saying. This year, the plot bunny field has…

  • DIY (Do It Yourself),  Facts of Life,  Indie Author Life,  Writing Journey,  Writing World

    Indie Publishing Update

    It’s been a while since my last publishing update, so it’s update time! 😀 First, my KDP Select (Kindle Unlimited) Experience. To start, launching in KU versus enrolling post launch, in my experience, resulted in a whole lot more page reads. That said, there is a 30 day drop off across the board, unless the book is just a rockstar or something. Also, I didn’t have a lot of crossover reads. It’s hard to tell between my first two books since I put them in at the same time, but when I launched WHISPER, WINTER’S SIREN, for example got zero post launch page reads, and NO REST FOR THE WICKED…

  • Cover Reveals,  Facts of Life,  Indie Author Life,  Motivation,  Writing Journey

    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…

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

    Writing & Marketing & Overwhelm

    Last week, I had no less than 75 tabs open across all of my devices. It might go without saying, but I was past the point where this was stressing me out. You might be wondering what all these tabs were. A few were things like my WordPress feed that I leave open every day or tabs I didn’t need open anymore and just forgot to close. Most were publishing and marketing articles, and honestly, the vast majority of them were not even helpful. To minimize future stress, the number of tabs allowed open on my computer going forward is 15, and the max on my mobile devices is 7.…