Back Again

Well, life has been quite…eventful since my last few posts. Some very good, some very bad, but all things that kept me away from the writing life unfortunately. However, I’ve realized something quite exciting; my first book will be published in six months!...
Curing the NaNo Blues

Curing the NaNo Blues

It’s Day 4 of NaNoWriMo, and I find myself already hitting a familiar stage of a new book. “This isn’t going well.” “This is not the brilliant, fresh story I had imagined.” “I should quit writing.” While I’m not...

Exciting News!

Well, as of this past week, I am on my way to becoming a published author. While The Immortal Codex is still simmering, Phantom Touch (AKA The Ghost Story Whose Name Would Not Stick), has been picked up by Crescent Moon Press. Details are still slim, but you can be...

Quickie at the Airport

(Not that kind!) I’m on my way home from Vegas now. It was an awesome trip – lots of good times and memories, and got some much needed relaxation time. I read two new books – Veronica Roth’s Divergent and John Green’s The Fault in Our...

Thursday Link Round-Up

Some cool writing stuff from around the web…starting off small but I’d love to make it a regular thing! ­čÖé Top Ten Pacing Tips @ Romance University – great advice on controlling the pace of your story. One of the best notes:┬áThe end of the scene is...

Building Castles in the Clouds

So I know I must be all cool and collected and Zen right now. I must not get my hopes up before it is time. I must not build a castle in my head before it is time. I must not cast the blockbuster movie of my novel before it is time. I must not… Oh, screw it. I...

New Book! (Not mine…)

Today I am not in Writer Mode. I am in Squealing Fan Mode, because Rob Thurman┬áreleased a new book in the Cal Leandros series today! SWEET! I had great intentions of doing Day Job-related things tonight but I’m pretty sure I’ll be curling up with my Kindle...

New Project Time

Well, with both books revised and ready to query, I’m at a bit of a standstill. As of last night around 9:00, I have submitted my first small round of query letters for The Open Door…..now what? I previously wrote a sequel to The Immortal Codex, but...

Catching Up

The non-writing life has been busy this week; lots of after-school obligations and a side gig playing in the orchestra for a community theater production meant virtually no downtime, so it was slow on the noveling front. I did manage to finish typing in my handwritten...

One Pass Revision Update

Well, as of 2:05 today, I’ve gotten through the entire manuscript on the one-pass revision. I would estimate the whole thing took about twenty hours of work. At this point, I’m not convinced I did it with complete fidelity, as the second half seemed to go...