I have learned an important lesson… or maybe two – over the last 24 hours. Yesterday, I received an invitation to attend the cover reveal party for Rachel Hauck’s newest book: The Wedding Chapel. When I went in to add the book to my shelf as a “want to read”… well, I was on my phone… and … More Be careful what you do… on your phone
When my recommendations included zombie apocalypse novels I tried to laugh it off, holding my hand over the screen while I tried to scroll far far away. When my reviews were mercilessly ripped to shreds by people who didn’t even bother to read the book, I shrugged it off because everyone is entitled to their … More Enough is enough.
Over the last three weeks I have learned that there are literally dozens of different NaNoPersonas. But just for grins & giggles, lets talk about a few of them now… The Joiner: This person has no interest in reaching the goal of 50,000 words or in even writing a novel. They are here to join … More NaNoPersonas – Which one are you?
In case you haven’t noticed, my blog posts this month have been all over the place. What’s that? You didn’t notice? Oh well… they have been. I’m not someone who is used to writing a blog post every single day and get my word count for NaNoWriMo and do everything else I have to do … More Go with the flow…
A Girl, A Creepy House, A Challenge: Will Fear win out over God’s Love? She’s walked by that house every day since she was ten. The kids in the neighborhood insist it’s haunted or that an old, evil witch lives there. But she accepted a challenge and she never backs down from a challenge. Will … More Sneak Peek at my NaNoWarmUp Story!
– You can not write simply to get the ending you “like”. It doesn’t work that way. A writer will be the first one to tell you that they write the story but they don’t always get to dictate where the story goes. A story often has a mind of it’s own and you … More Hard Lessons learned about Writing and Life
I have been telling stories for most of my life. I likely would have been a minstrel if I’d been born 200 years ago because I also sing pretty well. I managed to write book 1 of The Andarii Chronicles in a little over six months. I queried and queried and queried and absolutely no … More Rewriting, Querying, ARCing