NaNoWriMo 2017

Getting Ready for NaNoWriMo: Flying By the Seat of My Pants

Back in November 2014, just a few months after I wrote Modern Persuasion, I decided to take on my first mystery story.  For the first time I had a completely original idea.  I wasn’t basing it on fan fiction and I wasn’t using Jane Austen as my model.  I had my own, original characters.  IRead more

NaNoWriMo 2017

NaNoWriMo 2017 – Woodhouse Cafe and Yarn

How is it October?  Wasn’t I just working on a project in July?  Do I really have to think about what I’m working on this November? I guess I should!  It’s not a problem, I’ve actually been thinking a lot about how I’m going to spend November.  I have one project that I need toRead more

Camp NaNoWriMo 2017

Recapping Camp NaNoWriMo July 2017

I went into July’s Camp NaNoWriMo with a plan: re-write New Devil, my third book to publish. Today, I am going to share what the goal was and how well I did. What Did I Work On? The goal was to do the second draft of the second version of the book. You might recall,Read more

Camp NaNoWriMo 2017

Is NaNoWriMo Helping or Hurting My Writing?

Even though we are well into July’s Camp NaNoWriMo, I am spreading my attention between three projects.  First, I am helping people discover Modern Persuasion.  It takes time to do promotion and marketing.  Second, I am editing Phi Alpha Pi (book 2).  Third, I am writing book 3’s 3rd draft.  My goal has been toRead more

Modern Persuasion - Feature Image

Changes on Tumblr!

I made some Tumblr changes! WHAT? WHY? HOW? WHEN? The last two questions really don’t matter.  I have some content that doesn’t really belong here on this blog, but it doesn’t belong on my webpage.  They are primarily my Stupid Haikus and some future, visual content.  I have revamped my Tumblr page to be theRead more

Book Expo America, Modern Persuasion, and Finding Inspiration

Book Expo America, Modern Persuasion, Finding Inspiration

I talked about this story here and on other blogs, the story behind Modern Persuasion’s inspiration.  Today, I am going to go deeper into the story so you can understand where the idea came from. I have been attending Book Expo American since about 2005.  BEA is a conference dedicated to the publishing industry.  It’sRead more

Another April, Another Failed Camp NaNoWriMo And I Am Glad

Another April, Another Failed Camp NaNoWriMo And I Am Glad

Remember last April when I didn’t finish Camp NaNoWriMo?  No, well I did and this April I did it again.  Last time, I was merely OK with the failure.  This year, I am actually glad I didn’t finish.  Today I am going to talk about why I am very glad I failed at something IRead more

Getting Ready For Modern Persuasion

I’m Having A Week

This week brought some bittersweet news.  Just a week before Modern Persuasion’s cover reveal was set to take place, my publisher decided to permanently shut down. All rights for the book reverted to me as well as a few drafts of the book cover, all of which I had already knew weren’t right for theRead more

Mill Pages Volume 1 On Sale Now

After years of participating in National Novel Writing Month, a few of us started a small writing group: Mill Pages.  That group has grown over the years and we have been publishing our short stories, poetry, and art work through a few different things.  We put a number of those items together in one magazineRead more

Camp NaNoWriMo: 3 Days In

Camp NaNoWriMo April 2017: Three Days In!

Happy Camp NaNoWriMo!  As I mentioned last week, I have a lot of writing plans on my plate for April’s Camp NaNoWriMo.  This is my chance to basically brain dump all my ideas so I can see what is ready to move forward. Snow Day = Writing 2000 words! In a freak April Fool’s DayRead more