• book,  bookish,  books,  fantasy,  newsletter,  novel,  Uncategorized,  YA

    ‘Hunter Shan: Rising Storm’ Cover Reveal

    Here it is!!! But first a word from my sponsor… Just kidding, I don’t have a sponsor. What I do have is an amazing support system of friends and family who have been my cheerleaders from the very beginning. I am eternally grateful to have them in my life. For those who don’t have a support system of a cheer squad ready with words of encouragement I truly wish you will find your flock, your pack, your pride, your [random animal group name here]. Until then, “You can do it!”, “You are amazing!”, “Get your butt in the chair and write!” (<– For my writerly friends), “Stay Hydrated”. On with…

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  • 2017,  book,  books,  checklist,  create,  editing,  ideas,  novel,  outlining,  revise,  revision,  write,  writing process

    Writing Process for Indie Writers

    Seasons greetings, May your winter holidays be merry and bright – even if it’s just chilling at home or at work. I have discovered that I like to research any topic that tickles my fancy and I like to organize it. I’m probably a word geek. Yes, a word geek ( or wordsmith, if you will). I can live with that. In my latest research binge and the love of organizing it I have conjured a decent list about the writing process from brainstorming ideas to publication. This list is not the only way to write or the One Great List to rule them all. This a launching point. Tweak as…

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  • August,  book,  books,  deadline,  ebook,  fantasy,  fiction,  learning,  manuscript,  novel,  novels,  reading,  summer,  summer 2017,  write,  writing,  YA

    Taking Time For Myself

    Hello, Everyone. I hope everyone’s summer is, so far, full of adventure, even if it’s just the adventure of reading. My stress levels were high this August with trying to stay on target with my writing goal, among other things. My son was recently designated as being on the autism spectrum, diagnosed with ADHD, and a learning disability due to his ADHD. My husband and I were already anticipating this outcome and were emotionally prepared when we were given his designation. I have chosen to homeschool my children (and am feeling blessed that I am in a position in my life I can choose how he gets schooling) and I…

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  • book,  books,  changes,  creating,  editing,  novel,  novels,  re-writes,  writing

    Editing everything

                          Well, it’s a long-time-no-post situation. Thank you for your patience. I am currently working on re-writing my story ending but may still choose an earlier version. Stories sometimes have a way of writing themselves (in a matter of speaking). Also, the website is going through a bit of a transformation so please keep checking back to see all the new changes. If you’d like to keep up to date and be notified of all the new content before everyone else I will suggest signing up to my newsletter! Sneak peeks and free content should be arriving fairly soon. Thank you…

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  • book,  change,  changes,  getting started,  marketing,  newsletter,  novel,  publishing,  Uncategorized,  writing

    Changes Are Coming

    Richard_Carter via Visual hunt / CC BY-NC Over this next month many things are changing. I am starting up a newsletter about my writing, publishing ups and downs, and free writing samples from my debut novel. I am getting excited and feeling a bit frustrated due to things not running as smoothly as I would have liked. Don’t worry. I am not discouraged. I think I may have signed up for a bit too many sites that are supposed to help me achieve all my marketing dreams. I am unsure if some of these are leading me down the right path for me or not, but it’s worth a try. If…

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    Goals for the Near Future

    freestock.ca ♡ dare to share beauty via Visualhunt / CC BY Just a quick post this week! I am not a New Year’s resolution kind of person, but I do believe in goals. Goals can spark us to move forward to accomplish many great things. Telling a few people our goals can give us the fine kick in the bottom that we need because we don’t want to fail. (Having to tell our friends that we didn’t meet our goals is something most of us don’t want to do – besides, our friends can be great cheerleaders, right?) There are some goals that I would like to work on these…

  • 2017,  book,  change,  Christmas,  create,  creating,  December,  editing,  fantasy,  goals,  keep creating,  NaNoWriMo,  novel,  progress,  solstice,  summer,  summer 2017,  Uncategorized,  won,  writing

    Setting Goals.

    Photo via <a href=”https://pixabay.com/en/users/MannyvonKannen-699079/”>MannyvonKannen</a> via <a href=”https://visualhunt.com/photos/christmas/”>VisualHunt.com</a> As many of my friends and family know, I have won this year’s NaNoWriMo! And, I couldn’t be happier about it.  I have been so busy with my writing and Christmastime that I have put a slight halt to my blogging. I love you all for your patience. Thank you! Christmas is almost upon us, again, and there’s so much to prepare, lists to check off, people to see, and, of course, writing to be finished. I have given myself a bit of time to chew over what I wrote in the month of November and am doing a bit more world building…

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    I joined NaNoWriMo!

    Well, I have just signed up for my first NaNoWriMo! Dear Lord, what have I done?  I am not writing a novel from scratch in the month of November, but rather pushing through the final chunk of my story. I have, so far, written my fantasy in a single point of view and I feel it needs a secondary point of view. Joining NaNoWriMo, I hope, will keep me grounded at my computer to get through to the end, and perhaps, I’ll meet fellow NaNo friends to encourage each other to persevere and to finish what we have started.  Here’s to early mornings and late nights of writing! And tea.…