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”

My Top 5 Resources for Writers

We’re going to look at a few different resources for writers that I’ve found either helpful or very helpful in the past. Finding go-to sources for your work is invaluable, but sometimes hard to find. I only have five to share today, but I hope you find them helpful! 1.  HELPING WRITERS BECOME AUTHORS IContinue reading “My Top 5 Resources for Writers”

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”

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”

Once Upon a Kitten Part 2

It was a beautiful Easter day here in Maine – temperatures flirting with eighty in some places and just the right amount of cloud cover over our homestead to keep the heat from becoming too much. Best of all, we were able to get together to enjoy the day with friends and family, to cementContinue reading “Once Upon a Kitten Part 2”

The Days of Simple Beginnings

“Do not despise these small beginnings . . .” We, as writers, tend to think of the big picture. The biggest dream, the best novel, the perfect plot. Writing, like absolutely everything else, requires time, effort and patience. Our simple beginnings can be described as the first tottering steps of a child, or maybe even the firstContinue reading “The Days of Simple Beginnings”