• Happy Dance,  NaNoWriMo,  Work-In-Progress

    NaNoWriMo Update!

    GUYS!! ^_^ Things are still going well! Things are actually going well! I can hardly believe it. ๐Ÿ˜€ Current word count: 33,896 I’m expecting the first draft to end up on the shorter side, maybe around 60k, but we’ll see. I have a “finished” mini outline. I say “finished” because I thought it was finished last time, and then I realized that I had three Mondays in a row, and well, that doesn’t happen in real life outside of a metaphorical sense. And also, I had to rearrange things because there was a minor change in the story, of course. I can’t wait to be in editing mode. This is…

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    Release Day Party: Garden of Ravens

    Poetry book is out today!! ๐Ÿ˜€ To celebrate, I thought it would be fun to go over the different sections and talk about them or whatever. ^_^ I organized things in a way that I thought would make sense or at least a way that made sense in my head. If you’ve been around the cafe for a while or have read any of my books, you might recognize a few poems, as everything that’s published on this blog or in a novel are also in this book. That might account for maybe ten poems, but they’re here. I’ve mentioned that I write song lyrics for fun sometimes, so some…

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    Release Day Party: House of Falling Embers :D

    GUYS!!! I’m soย 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. ๐Ÿ˜€ 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…

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    Project Update Time!!

    GUYS!! I finished the first draft of HOUSE OF FALLING EMBERS last Friday!! ๐Ÿ˜€ (pause for congratulatory applause) ^_^ I think I started around March 10th, so, it took me just around 7 weeks, which was a lot faster than I was expecting. I’m not sure why, but I mostly wrote on the weekend.ย I averaged around 8k words every Saturday or Sunday. So, I guess it’s not a surprise I finished when I did. I wrote a little bit during the week, but I was mostly reading, so by the time I got to the weekend, I was kind of antsy and wanting to write. So, sometime in March, I…

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    Release Day Party: Whisper!

    To celebrate the release of my third book baby ๐Ÿ˜€ I decided to make a list of some things I made notes for that never made it into the book. ๐Ÿ˜€ One: Wallace Enterprises I had planned a rivalry between Wallace Enterprises and Xacharias Corp from the start. It was always a side plot, but it was one that stressed Jade’s father out a whole lot and was the source of some of his snippiness. When I actually got into the story, though, he was snippy for an entirely different reason, and Wallace Enterprises only gets a tiny, tiny mention in a scene where Jade is describing something she saw…