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
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
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
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
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
November has come and gone and with it my favorite event of the year, National Novel Writing Month or NaNo. I thought I’d give you a quick run down of the last month since it was crazy and awesome, and kept me so busy that I wasn’t able to check in here at all during… Continue reading NaNO Wrap UP
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!
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Here’s your writer gift-giving guide:
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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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
“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 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