Confessions of an Author and Farmer

(Update: You can now follow the Musings of a Goat Herdess series on this blog. For more information: WIPs) We all have retractions in one area or another of our lives. That’s what we’re hearing today. Some of you will know that I’ve recently completed the first draft of my YA portal fantasy. The planContinue reading “Confessions of an Author and Farmer”

The Writer’s Tag – Questions for a Writer

Today is going to be fun. Like, it really should be, because we’ve been drowning in rain up here in Maine for a week, and the lack of sunshine is really getting to me. But, hey, that’s what fun blog posts are for, rriigghhtt?? Today, I’m taking part in the writer’s tag, which has beenContinue reading “The Writer’s Tag – Questions for a Writer”

It’s May – so What’s Next?

It’s May. I’ve finished the first draft of my book. So . . . what’s next? As it seems from everything I’ve seen online lately, everyone and their brother’s pet lemur has been posting about goals and such for May. Sooo . . . I’m late. But, hey, better late than never, right? WRITING INContinue reading “It’s May – so What’s Next?”

Book Update – Don’t Miss it!

Ookkaayy, time for a book update. As some of you may know, I’ve been writing for months to finish the first draft of my YA portal fantasy with the working title, One Light Shining. And now . . . . . . I FINISHED IT!!! Please celebrate with me and throw confetti! 🙂 Of course,Continue reading “Book Update – Don’t Miss it!”

Writer’s Doubt – the Epidemic and the Cure

It’s something that plagues all of us, no matter our field, no matter our dreams, no matter our security. It’s something that holds us bound to failure and limitations, to our fears and our confusion. Doubt – a feeling of uncertainty or lack of conviction – when you look at it, is really a nastyContinue reading “Writer’s Doubt – the Epidemic and the Cure”

The Blades of Acktar Book Release and Review

Today there’s something exciting going on the book world – a release of the final Blades of Acktar story! Deliver can be found on Amazon, so I highly recommend you jump over there and grab this incredible book. But before you do, let me squeal about it a little longer. Actually, I’m squealing about allContinue reading “The Blades of Acktar Book Release and Review”

My Take on Time Travel in Fiction

Otherwise known as portal fantasy, time travel in fiction goes back a long ways. If you’re not too familiar with this as a genre, you are likely aware at least of C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia. Today, I’d like to share my take on portal fantasy. Pros, cons and where we authors may be ableContinue reading “My Take on Time Travel in Fiction”

Emotion in the Written Word

Emotion in the written word is one of the most important things to learn when you’re starting out, or if you’ve never taken the time to learn it before. Emotion is everywhere. We feel happiness, we feel joy, we feel fear, and we express that through words, through actions, even through facial expressions. So why shouldContinue reading “Emotion in the Written Word”

An Easter Surprise for Y’all!

April 10th! Spring has gloriously sprung here in Maine, and Easter is around the corner. As promised, in honor of that blessed holiday, I have a little surprise for you all! I am sharing with you an incredible story penned for a Faithwriters’ challenge a few years back. Few stories have had such a profoundContinue reading “An Easter Surprise for Y’all!”

When Words Don’t Work

We’ve all been there. A great story idea that just doesn’t stick. An outline you can’t get a handle on. A deadline that’s driving you crazy. Sound familiar? There are millions of tidbits of advice out there on overcoming the void of writer’s block. I’ll happily share with you a few things that have helpedContinue reading “When Words Don’t Work”