Goodbye, NaNo – Hello, Publishing!

NaNoWriMo is over, but I am SO excited for this next season of my life! I won NaNo (i.e. wrote 50k words in November) and completed that draft of my project. Which . . . I can’t go into too much detail about yet, but soon. πŸ˜‰ With my NaNo project temporarily tucked away, I’veContinue reading “Goodbye, NaNo – Hello, Publishing!”

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Ready for Beta Readers!

YOU GUYS!!! I am almost ready to send Fate of a Prince out to beta readers. Except . . . I don’t have any beta readers. πŸ˜‰ That’s where YOU come in. Fate is roughly 50k words. I am in the middle of a line edit, but once that is done, it will be readyContinue reading “Ready for Beta Readers!”

NaNoWriMo Comes to a Close

Well, folks, I’ve passed the 40k mark! I’m pretty sure I’ll be finishing up in the next few days. However, my blog post announcing the actual completion of NaNo will be a bit delayed, as I’m taking part in the December Eve Blog Party on the 30th and the 1st. So expect the wrap-up postContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Comes to a Close”

Sneak Peek into Project: NaNo

While NaNoWriMo is chugging along, I thought I’d introduce you all to the tiniest of sneak peeks into the project I’m working on. Can’t give away too much, but . . . πŸ˜‰ Title: N/A Genre: Fantasy Subgenre: I’m not telling πŸ˜‰ And a little aesthetic because I love them: EEPP! I love aesthetics! AndContinue reading “Sneak Peek into Project: NaNo”

Three, Two . . . NaNoWriMo

GUYS! IT’S ONE WEEK TILL THE START OF NANOWRIMO!!! If you don’t know what NaNo is, it’s a challenge for writers to write 50k words in 30 days (in one of the busiest months of the year, no less). If you already know and you are a fellow word warrior, then hail to thee! IContinue reading “Three, Two . . . NaNoWriMo”

That Story That Changes Everything

Most of us have had some encounter with a story that challenged and changed us, even just a wee bit. But I think for writers, experiences such as this are even more important. In-person meetings, a character in a book, a movie, all of these are tools we can use to fashion our craft –Continue reading “That Story That Changes Everything”

Tips to Edit on a Budget

Every book should have a professional editor – perhaps even more than one. But when you’re a new author or you write for a hobby, your budget is probably not accommodating to most editors’ costs. Though I would encourage you to search extensively to find somebody within your price range, you do have options forContinue reading “Tips to Edit on a Budget”

What Makes You a Writer?

What makes you (or me) a writer? News Flash: It’s not the number of followers you have on Instagram. It’s not the amount of sales you’ve made on Amazon. It’s not the reviews you plead with readers to leave, or the glowing report from your grandmother. It’s not the comments on your blog. It’s notContinue reading “What Makes You a Writer?”

Caption Challenge WINNERS!

We had our first (in a while) Caption Challenge two weeks ago with this picture: And the winners are . . . . Flash Fiction: Kate! A ship sailing far awayCan’t see through the stormA shining light, beautiful and brightShining far awayTurn of tidesThe wind may slowWhen they turn their boat towards home,The light leavesContinue reading “Caption Challenge WINNERS!”

When You Write Two Books in One Year . . .

Friends! I come bearing a book update! (Because I know you were all white-knuckled at the edge of your seats waiting for one….of course.Β πŸ˜‚) So, yes, the title of this post is deliciously accurate. In about a week, I will be able to say I have officially written not one, but TWO books in aContinue reading “When You Write Two Books in One Year . . .”