I’ve always had a deep-seated fear of failure, long before I even know what to call it. It’s the reason I never volunteered an answer in school even when I was confident I was right. The risk that I was wrong, and everyone would know it, wasn’t worth it to me. It’s the reason it… Continue reading My fear of failure and the creation of Crystal Wolf
Yesterday was the one year anniversary of Crystal and Flint’s publication. It’s a crazy feeling knowing that my work has been out in the world for that long, something I had dreamed about and worked at for years. There are still moments when I’m working on The Journey Mission Series where it feels like these… Continue reading Crystal and Flint is 1!
Have you ever taken a personality test? They are one of my side interests and I’ve spent countless hours taking them and researching the different personality types. It really helps me to understand how different people take in information and interact with the world. My favorite resource for this is 16 Personalities which follows the… Continue reading Personality Tests and Characterization
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
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
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