• 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…

  • 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.…

  • 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…

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

    Project Juggling Update

    A few weeks ago, or something, I mentioned how I was going to attempt to do all my editing during the day so I can draft and plan a different story at night. And I can honestly say that this is something that will work for me long term. One of the biggest things I like about editing during the day is that it’s easier to tell when my brain is tired. It’s easier to stop working and do something else. And it’s nice to be editing and not have to battle with mental and physical exhaustion. Not that I don’t mentally fatigue myself during the day. That still happens.…

  • Editing,  Indie Author Life,  News & Updates,  Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    Once There Was An Excerpt

    🙂 The editing process is officially underway for HOUSE OF FALLING EMBERS, and I have an official release date: October 1, 2018! I can’t share a blurb yet. Blurb is not written. It’ll come with the cover though. Cover reveal to happen first of September. I normally have a blurb done by now, but I do have a plot summary of sorts in my notes somewhere. I’m not too far into editing, but getting the ball rolling is the absolute hardest part for me. Only gets more fun from here! And I love the story so far. 😛 I’m on the parts that make me laugh now, but I cried…