Family Binds, The Journey Missions

A Valentine’s Gift: Sneak peak of Family Binds

In honor of Valentine's Day I thought it would be fun to share this cute scene between Justin and Crystal from Family Binds coming out later this year. *** Crystal tried to work on analyzing the bio-skin data, but she couldn’t focus. She had been able to shut down her feelings while she was talking… Continue reading A Valentine’s Gift: Sneak peak of Family Binds

My writing journey

When things don’t go according to plan

If you haven't figured it out by now, I'm a planner. I have spreadsheets to help me organize every aspect of my life. I set goals and deadlines for myself, especially when it comes to my writing. But sometimes those plans fall apart and once they do it's really hard for me to get back… Continue reading When things don’t go according to plan

self publishing

What it means to be an Indie Author

For those of you not intimately familiar with how the publishing world works these days, there are two main paths to publication, traditional publishing and self-publishing. Traditional publishing is what people typical think about when talking about publishing a book. In the simplest of terms, it’s finding an agent, who then tries to sell your… Continue reading What it means to be an Indie Author

My writing journey

A day in the life of me

Beyond a doubt the question I’m asked most often is how do you find the time to write? I usually respond with a quick “I don’t sleep” everyone chuckles and then we all move on with our lives. I’m a firm believer that if something is important to you then you make the time to… Continue reading A day in the life of me

Monthly recaps, My writing journey

Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019

Another year is gone and what a crazy year it was. There were so many ups and downs, but overall 2018 was a pretty amazing year. The biggest thing to happen this year was the birth of my daughter, Lillian, in May of this year. My husband and I had been trying to have a… Continue reading Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019

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Christmas Gifts for Writers! – by Holly Ash

Cabin in the Woods

Christmas will be here before you know it and if you’re lucky there’s a writer on your list this year. Now we understand that writers are an odd bunch who spend excessive amounts of time  staring blankly at a computer screen while mumbling incoherently to people who only exist in their mind, and you might be at a loss on what to get them for the holidays. Well fear not, that’s what we are here for!

Oh, and just for full disclosure, we aren’t being paid to advertise any of these products.

Here’s your writer gift-giving guide:

  1. Mugs

Most writers I know like to write with some kind of hot beverage at hand, so why not get them a cool mug to drink it out of and inspire them all at the same time? There are a ton of mugs out there with quotes just for writers. One of my…

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The Journey Missions

Musical Inspiration

Music is a big part of my writing process. I like to use music to help me get in the right emotional state for a certain scene or to help describe relationships between characters. I find that music can help me understand my characters and stories much better than I can on my own. Sometimes… Continue reading Musical Inspiration

The Journey Missions

The Journey Missions: Masquerade; A Halloween One Shot

“I can’t believe I let you talk me into this.” Crystal wandered aimlessly through the dusty overstuffed costume shop. She had no idea how Flint had found the place. It was tucked in an alley a few miles from the Academy in an area of town that Crystal never went to. “Come on, it’ll be… Continue reading The Journey Missions: Masquerade; A Halloween One Shot

My writing journey

The Emotional Toll of Being a Writer

My goal with this blog, beside providing some helpful tips about writing and publishing, it is be as honest as possible about my journey as writer and what it takes to get a story from idea, to draft, to finished product. So with that in mind, here comes a middle of the week unscheduled post.… Continue reading The Emotional Toll of Being a Writer