• Quotes,  Work-In-Progress,  Writing Buddies,  Writing Journey

    Writing Thoughts: Not Settling

    Why do you write? Seriously. Do you know why you write? There are people who write for entertainment. There are people who write to explore some kind of theme or message. Some writers want to go on an adventure. Me? I’m a very emotional writer. I’m not trying to “say” anything. I don’t make decisions based on things like “logic.” I had a writing friend point out last week that some people chase a “feeling” when they write. They want their stories to feel a certain way. Excuse me while I wax dramatic for a second, but I have never felt so understood in my life! It reminds me of this…

  • 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.…

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

    A Cup of Duology Tea

    Okay. I’m just going to say it. I kind of sort of have a sequel idea for NO REST FOR THE WICKED. I mean like, I had a concept a year ago, but like, no plot. Now, I kind of sort of have a plot. It’s not like a fully developed “I’m DYING to write this” kind of plot. More like a, “hey, look at that shiny thing over there,” kind of plot. I think what happened is that I’ve come to conclusion that in order to properly tell a certain story idea I have, I must write a historical setting for an entire novel. I’ve just had a lot…

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    Official Publishing News & Stuff

    ‌Hey, hey! Firstly, I’m over at Crystal Collier’s today for the Truth & Lie Game! Hop over and laugh at how many times I’ve gotten lost. ^_^ Next up: Announcement Time: “Winter’s Siren” has an official release date and an official blurb! More on that later. I first want to talk a little bit about confidence and gut checking. ^_^ When I made the decision to publish NO REST FOR THE WICKED, the original plan was to wait for my beta to tell me it wasn’t trash and THEN make a decision. But it was like, I either think that thing is good or I don’t. The notes should only serve…

  • Characters,  Fun,  Inspiration,  Work-In-Progress

    The Pool of Companion Novels

    It’s established that I’m not a series kind of writer. I’m also not a companion novel kind of writer. That said, I do have some linked ideas in the pot now that I would love to write, and if I get the first one off the ground, it’ll be that much easier, I think, to write and link the rest. So, that’s what I’m going to try and explain to myself today. Haha. The first story is called “Once There Was Chaos.” I’ve mentioned it before in a setting fairy post, I think. It’s part horror story, part fairy tale I made up in the car one day. I have a…