That's right, AJ's story is now out in the world. Currently only ebooks are available--I'm having some issues with Amazon at the moment regarding the cover for the paperback cover. They are coming, it just might be a little while before they become available. Because we will be moving at the end of July, I… Continue reading Magic in the Headlines Release Day!
This page from my knitting journal shows my sketch and initial notes for this hat, as well as a finished photo and the yarn label for the care instructions. SketchThis can be a rough as you want to make it, or it can be a finished drawing. No one has to see it if you… Continue reading The KnotMagick Guide to Pattern Writing
This is a very broad question, and it's one that I get asked all the time. So, here is a brief guide to the first steps you can take after completing that Nanowrimo novel (or other manuscript). Remember that publishing/writing is a slow process. Nothing is going to happen tomorrow. Let it rest. Let the… Continue reading 10 Steps to Take After Finishing Nanowrimo
I haven't been writing as much about my knitting here since I started the podcast. Let's fix that, shall we? SocksI've been knitting a lot of vanilla socks, because they keep my hands busy while I'm researching or editing and make those tasks more enjoyable. I've finished three pairs in the past few months. L… Continue reading Finished Objects
Since I got sick a few years ago, I've been struggling to find a balance between all my ideas and the amount of time and energy I have to work on them. While most of my symptoms have been tamed, I still struggle with fatigue and brain fog/memory/focus issues every day. It's a delicate juggling… Continue reading Plans for 2022
In the process of archive-diving for post inspiration, I came across this from all the way back in 2015. Seems like it's time for an update, no? 1. NoelleAvailable on Disney+, this gives me Elf vibes, but less annoying (I really can't stand Will Farrell), with a dash of The Santa Clause thrown in. 2.… Continue reading 11 (More) Movies of Christmas
My latest pattern is now available on the shop tab above, via Ravelry, or in my Gumroad storefront. Patrons get a free download, otherwise it's $1.99. The pattern is written for one size, but includes directions for adjusting the size up and down and also how to manage floats and tension issues.
Do you have a writer in your life? Are they hard to shop for? Fear not, below are several recommendations for the literary soul, ranging from free handmade ideas to more expensive pieces of tech. Most of them can be picked up right through December 25 or whatever your deadline is, but do keep in… Continue reading Last Minute Gift Guide for Writers
Anyone else trying to figure out what the hell happened to November? It was the third, and then I blinked and then suddenly I was two weeks behind on the podcast, Thanksgiving is almost here, and Google is throwing around holiday ads like confetti (I swear, Spottify, if I have to listen to ONE MORE… Continue reading Um, What?
If you've read Magic in the Headlines, then this might look familiar. The first chapter of Magic in the Jazz Age (book 2) appears at the end of that book. I'm in the process of editing this book for Nanowrimo in preparation for its release in spring 2022. Chapter One: AJ Tuesday, April 27, 1925… Continue reading Nanowrimo 2021 Sample Chapter
It's spooky season, at last. Yes, I know, this post probably feels a little late to the game. If you're one of those people who doesn't wander around in witch hats while out yarn shopping on a Thursday or flap the wide sleeves of your black sweater singing "I'm a bat" in your head (or… Continue reading Horror Movie Roundup 2021
As I've been advertising more over the past year, I've started getting some questionable messages in my DMs and inbox, so I thought it was about time to outline a few of the scams out there directed at writers. Some of these are out-and-out-fraud, while others are just things that you shouldn't pay for in… Continue reading Spotting Scams for Authors