Hi, I'm back! Life has been oh so full, and lots of fun, so as usual, I haven't posted here. To the updates! I have finished draft 3 of the second book in the Memory Aether series and it is currently with Beta readers. While I wait for them to sink their teeth into it, … Continue reading Newsletter: Mug, Desk, & Scope
Hi friends. Spring and summer are coming and leaving at the same time, getting tangled up in each other! One day it's almost 80ºF, the next it's rainy and dropped to 37ºF. But my favorite thing about this time of year is the tree in our front yard. I'm not even sure what kind of … Continue reading Remember Good Things
This fantastic cover was created by Sarah Nelson of Auslandish, Co. I am so happy with what she's done! Working with her was pure joy. Thank you, Sarah! Memory Aether As a memory modification specialist, the last thing Alexia expected was for her boyfriend to be her next patient. Michael insists she must erase his … Continue reading Cover Reveal!
I've been asked recently about my method of writing by a few beginning novelists. Instead of scrambling to answer them with verbal pointers they won't remember, here's a run down of what I've discovered works for me.* They're a far cry from Rita Skeeter's magic quill, but hopefully these will make your life easier. … Continue reading Writing Methods
Used with permission from Debbi Ridpath Ohi at inky girl.com.Growing up, my church had a 4-day program meant to train future missionaries. Called Niko, it was a survivalist-type program meant to stretch and challenge every area of one's life: spiritual, mental, physical, emotional, and interpersonal. It was held every month from April to October and … Continue reading Every NaNo is different (10 things I learned in 2013)
I was talking with my writing buddy and cousin, Sarah, the other day. She concluded our conversation with "This should be a blog post!" (She tends to end a lot of our conversations that way, and I always mean to write them down, but I usually forget. *cue constant reminder texts from Sarah after she … Continue reading Changing to 1st person present tense
I’m the type of person who goes through the IKEA catalog and instead of circling things I like, I take a big Sharpie marker and I cross out the things that don’t make sense or aren’t practical. I mean, sure that huge wire cabinet of freshly peeled carrots looks nice in the background, but who … Continue reading Lessons from Editing