writing

Nano Boot Camp: Week 3

We've been escalating quickly the last couple of weeks, but now it's time to knuckle down and really get in the habit of getting those words down. Before I started writing professionally, I always felt like 750 words was the hardest hurdle. 750 words per day Write 5x per week Continue with your research. Hopefully… Continue reading Nano Boot Camp: Week 3

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knitting

FO Friday: Bunny Rock Cap

I finally have a knitted object to show off! I've been working on so many bigger projects lately, I really needed some instant gratification knitting--and what better than a hat? The pattern this hat is based on is the Rock Cap by┬áVeronica Wilson. It's a free Ravelry PDF, and a super easy knit. I was… Continue reading FO Friday: Bunny Rock Cap

writing

Nano Boot Camp 2017: Week 2

It's week 2 of our Nanowrimo training program, so we're going to step things up just a little. Write 500 words per day Write 5x per week Last week you decided roughly what your story is going to be about. This week, identify anything you'll need to research for the story. Make a list, and… Continue reading Nano Boot Camp 2017: Week 2

life

The Worst Kind of Busy

I'm starting to come to terms with the fact that I need to slow down. At least a little. At least temporarily. The last two and a half months have been rough. Between deadlines and social/family obligations, I'm getting burnt out. I knew July and part of August would be bad. I was not expecting… Continue reading The Worst Kind of Busy

writing

Nano Boot Camp 2017

It's September. Do you know what that means? Well, aside from another year without a Hogwarts letter, it means the beginning of Nanowrimo Season. "Nano season?" you say. "But Nano is only 30 days! And not for six more weeks!" Well, as long time readers of the blog can attest, I am a dedicated planner,… Continue reading Nano Boot Camp 2017

books

5 MORE things you didn’t know about the Evie Cappelli series

Micha is demi-pan. I know I listed him as being just pansexual in my last round up of things you didn't know, but the more I write his character, the more I realized he was on the asexual spectrum, and that gender is pretty meaningless to him, in terms of attraction. While the first draft… Continue reading 5 MORE things you didn’t know about the Evie Cappelli series

books

New Book, New Pattern!

THE FERRYMEN will be out tomorrow, but you can still set up a pre-order on Amazon. As an added bonus, I've set up a new pattern to go with the book! This easy sock pattern can be found in my Ravelry shop, or on the Patterns tab at the top of the page. The ankle… Continue reading New Book, New Pattern!

books

Preview of THE FERRYMEN

THE FERRYMEN will be out on Tuesday. Below, you can find the first chapter, for your reading pleasure.   Chapter One: Minor Felonies   Do you ever look at your life and think, What the hell happened? What am I doing? How did I get here? I had one of those moments as I stood… Continue reading Preview of THE FERRYMEN

goals 2017

August Wrap Up

How is it the end of August already? What happened? Send out at least 1 query every week I did not send out any queries in July or August. I was completely swamped in July, and in August I entered #Pitchwars on Twitter. While outstanding queries are okay. it is against the rules to actively… Continue reading August Wrap Up

books, writing

News and Announcements!

Oh, good. You're here. I want you to do me a favor. See that box right there? --> The one about the mailing list? --> Go ahead and pop your email address in that box. I'm asking this for a couple of reasons. First, it's going to be a more effective way for me to… Continue reading News and Announcements!