Writing and editing updates as we head into February!
The spacebar: I have a new appreciation for this unsung, overlooked hero of the writing world. My spacebar was driving me absolutely insane. About 10% of the time it either refused to enter any space at all, or it added two, which triggered autocorrect to add a period and capitalize my next word. I was [...]
Goodness gracious. It has been FOREVER since my last update, and there is a good reason for it! I have been spending just about every spare moment working on Book 2 of the Tales from Adia series, all while orchestrating a return to the dorms during a global pandemic (my "don't quit your day job" [...]
Sometimes I just have to get off my computer and use visual and tangible tools to get my brain organized. If you're anything like me, you have about 50 different drafts (all saved as "FinalFinalDraft27.ForRealThisTime-4"). Your characters have been running amok, and your spreadsheets of details are about 31% complete because you keep getting caught [...]
Hey, friend! Recently I've had a bunch of fellow authors reach out with their questions about the writing process. And I am LOVING it! I'm learning that I love sharing my resources just as much as I enjoyed researching and finding them. So, I'm going to use this space to discuss some of the most-asked-for [...]
***Update: Wow! You guys did NOT disappoint! I ended up with 4x my original recruitment goal. Due to the amazing response, I have closed the sign up form.*** What's a beta reader? This is a term used for people who read an unpublished book and give feedback to the author. (ok, that is oversimplified, but [...]
Happy December, Friends!! Earlier today I asked my friends on social media to guess the significance of the number 137. You guys did not disappoint. ha!! There were some great (and funny) responses. The correct answer: as of today, there are 137 days (minus a few hours...) until the release of my debut novel! The [...]