• 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…

  • 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,  Inside Information,  Writing Journey

    Writing A Retelling

    Once upon a time, back in 2012, I ran into a HUGE wall. I had idea after idea falling on its face. I didn’t know then that it takes me several months to bake an idea. I had only been writing again for a year after a two year hiatus, and before that hiatus, I had a four year college-related hiatus. So…I had a lot of things to learn about myself as a writer. Back then, I thought if an idea wasn’t gelling, it was a bad idea and needed to be trashed. Now I know things just need to bake. Among those many ideas that melted and died were…

  • 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.…

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    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…