• Characters,  Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    The World of No Rest for the Wicked

    When I started NRFTW, I had no idea it took place in a pre-existing supernatural world. I’m not going to get into all the known settings and entities that exist in my head, but when it comes to that world specifically, it’s inarguably the biggest, oldest, and one that I understand the best. You could say I live there. 🙂 So, what do I mean when I say it exists in a world I’d already created? In NRFTW, there’s a shifter in plain sight. I hint at it, but I don’t talk about it, because one, Tatum doesn’t know that this person is a shifter, and two, it has nothing to…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Facts of Life,  Indie Author Life,  Writing World

    A Cup of Update & Sequel Tea

    First off: Don’t get too excited if you think the title means I’m writing a sequel. Haha. Second off: Did you know that barbeque is spelled barbecue? That doesn’t even look right! Why do we say BBQ when it’s spelled with a C?!! Also, I have a bottle of organic BBQ sauce that spelled it like barbeque on the back. Just saying. LOL! Third off: I finished my line edits this weekend!! WHOOOO! I love my story, but by the end, I was so freaking tired of cutting stuff. Over 1000 words total. You may be like, “That’s not that bad!” But it’s exhausting. It’s not like I wanted the…