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

    Once Upon A Series Attempt

    Don’t get too excited by the title. LOL! 😀 So, as you may or may not know, I’m editing the next book (HOUSE OF FALLING EMBERS, due out October 1st!!), and this is always a good time for me to brainstorm and outline and plan since there’s no real pressure to settle on anything, and I’m all relaxed and stuff. Well, I’ve come to the realization that there’s been some kind of mental block when it comes to me and writing even a two-part series. At first I thought I was just running scared. After all, I’ve never finished a sequel before. It must be jitters, right? But THEN, I…

  • Novels,  Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    A Cup of New Project Tea!

    GUYS!! LOL! Okay so, you know when you have a lot of ideas to choose from and you can’t make a decision so they all start driving you crazy? Sometimes you just need to make an executive decision, right? Sometimes you have to just pick something for your own sanity and take the slightest problem no matter how small and use it as an excuse to push a project back. Right?! You may or may not remember me mentioning that one of my top secret duologies was threatening to turn into a trilogy. It did, and I’m only 50% comfortable with it, but if the story wants to be three…

  • Books,  Fun,  Indie Author Life,  Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    Brainstorming Diaries

    GUYS! Have I mentioned lately how much I love brainstorming? I freaking LOVE brainstorming! While WHISPER is with the next editor, I thought I’d be nice to myself and relax. Of course, relaxing doesn’t mean I won’t poke at my next story. I have to poke at it! It’s so shiny. ^_^ And I’m learning and discovering so much. It never ceases to amaze me how the floodgate just opens up. Plus, I got to Google some interesting things that would make me look like a psychopath to anyone looking over my shoulder. #excited 😀 All these discoveries are great for a couple of reasons: One, I need them to tell the story,…