• 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…

  • Creative Writing 101,  Facts of Life,  Indie Author Life,  Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    Once Upon A Series Attempt

    Don’t get too excited by the title. LOL! 😀 So, as you may or may not know, I’m editing the next book (HOUSE OF FALLING EMBERS, due out October 1st!!), and this is always a good time for me to brainstorm and outline and plan since there’s no real pressure to settle on anything, and I’m all relaxed and stuff. Well, I’ve come to the realization that there’s been some kind of mental block when it comes to me and writing even a two-part series. At first I thought I was just running scared. After all, I’ve never finished a sequel before. It must be jitters, right? But THEN, I…

  • 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…