I recently held a Twitter poll about whether readers want updates while I'm working on getting projects out. It was neck-and-neck but in the end, "blog posts w/thoughts" won out. For those who only care about release updates when my books are published, please sign up to my newsletter (if you haven't already). That's what … Continue reading Spring Update (+cover reveal)
The first book in my new four-part fantasy series, The Descent Files: Hana, is now available at Amazon US, Amazon UK, Amazon CA, Amazon AU, and Kobo. A story of budding romance, dashed dreams, and the loneliness of suffering secrets. War has waged for all of Princess Hana’s life. She has only just become a woman … Continue reading New Book Release: Princess Hana is here!
42 days into the new year so here's an update! While I'm going to stay quiet about my current progress (mystery), I wanted to share a sneak peek of this year's expected series. Sometime in the coming year, my readers will be able to enjoy: 👑 The Descent Files: HANA A complete novella series, set in … Continue reading What’s Coming in 2018 (+Cover Reveal!)
New Year's is one of my favorite times of the year: the end of one year and the start of the next! A moment of transition and refreshing momentum. The subtle shift of that last numerical unit on every single date I write and see. Anyways, a lot has happened in the past year for … Continue reading 🎆 Happy New Year! 🎆
Where did I go wrong? Did I set my goal too high? Was 175,000 words in 30 days too much? No. I lost for multiple reasons, but the goal word count was not the reason why. My final word count was around 69,000 words for the month, the majority of which completed in the first … Continue reading I Lost My First NaNoWriMo After Four Years
I've been quiet on here, but that's because of some indecision and then concrete action towards my direction when it comes to blogging and writing. At first I was going to write a series of writerly advice when it comes to self-publishing, getting covers, the nuts-and-bolts, that sort of thing... but after planning four months … Continue reading Thank You
Something I consider while plotting is the concept of love and the concept of hate, how these emotions are processed and expressed by different personalities and the layers that can represent the inherent symbolism of the story's thematic relation with these concepts. The importance of Love & Hate pervades almost every aspect of a … Continue reading Power of Love & Hate (#0026)
Inspired by NaNoWriMo. I didn't reference anything for this, just wrote my own experience, so I'm sure there is overlap with other lists out there. Anyways, here are my most used Tips and Tricks to Increasing Word Count on my NaNo Manuscript. Write Dialogue between 2-3 characters. Whenever I start writing dialogue, the characters often … Continue reading Tips and Tricks to Increasing Word Count – NaNo15