This past November, I technically did not win NaNoWriMo, but in a way, I did. Confused? What I mean is, while I didn't write 50,000 words over the course of November, I did complete my rough draft of my book, Serafima's Stone - Book 2 of the Gaslight Frontier Series! As is my custom, I then … Continue reading My Self-Editing Process
“And now for something completely different…” – John Cleese, Monty Python This series of blog posts is for posts that don’t really match the rest of my blog (i.e. they aren’t related to writing, reading, steampunk, etc) but that I wanted to post anyway. In this post, I'll be discussing my new blog! The new … Continue reading And Now For Something Completely Different…New Blog!
Hey there, long-time no-see! Sorry about that... But, Happy New Year! I hope you all made some good memories in 2017, and have wonderful plans for 2018! It's been an...interesting...year. Let's all work together to make 2018 as awesome as possible! I have a few goals moving into the new year. First of all, I'd … Continue reading Happy New Year!
On this one day, libraries around the world welcome their local indie authors in for a day of education, networking, mingling, writing, open mics, panels and much more! While programs are supported by key Indie Author Day sponsors — all of which are leaders in the publishing industry — each library’s event has a distinctly … Continue reading Tips and Tools to Keep Your Story Organized – My Indie Author Day 2017 Presentation
Shadow and Bone is the first of three books in the Grisha Series by Leigh Bardugo. Set in a fictional world heavily influenced by Russian culture (Leigh Bardugo dubbed her genre "Tsarpunk", squee!), the story follows Alina, an orphan and mapmaker for the First Army, who is discovered to be a Sun Summoner: a rare … Continue reading Book Review: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Sunday is October 1st, and you (might) know what that means! It's officially NaNoPrep season! NaNoPrep is the time period leading up to NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, which takes place every November. The goal of NaNoWriMo is to write 50,000 words over the course of the month! NaNoPrep is the time to prepare … Continue reading NaNoPrep 2017
Life can get pretty hectic sometimes. Between work responsibilities, social responsibilities, and the constant roller coaster ride that is social media, our days can feel like a disorganized, jumbled mess. At least, that's how my days have been feeling! Recently, I read an article by Eric Barker titled "7 Ways to Not Feel So Overwhelmed … Continue reading Staying Focused Through Journaling