Not going to lie, this feels anticlimactic. I look forward to nanowrimo all year long, and this year was no different. I’ve been planning to work on the second White Rose Railroad book for ages, but it’s just not coming together. I’ve lost Mrs. Andrews’ voice, and her story just isn’t working no matter what… Continue reading Nano Nano 2022
Over on Youtube I've been experimenting more with writing vlogs in the form of the Author Diaries series. This fall I've been focusing on clearing the decks before Nanowrimo and 2023 start. All of this began back in August, and so far I think I've made some really good progress. I finished and started editing… Continue reading Writing WIPs and Nano Plans
Lacking motivation? We all need a carrot on a stick sometimes. Here are a few little rewards--big and small--that can keep you motivated no matter your budget. You can find more ideas for how to crush Nanowrimo in my Nanowrimo Workbook. Daily Rewards ($0-$5) Put a gold star on your calendar for each day you… Continue reading Preptober: Nanowrimo Rewards
It's a little late, but the Publishing Roadmap is out now and available for download from my shop. This booklet looks at Traditional, Small Press/Indie, and self publishing, as well as things like writing for websites and magazines. There's also basic marketing info, a guide to hand selling your books, and worksheets and checklists you… Continue reading Publishing Roadmap Release!
Nanowrimo is nearly upon us, so it's time to kick off Preptober. Below are some of my "must haves" for effective binge writing, but please don't feel like any of these items are strictly necessary. All you really need is a pencil, some paper, and your creativity. When I was really struggling, it was just… Continue reading Preptober: Supplies for Nanowrimo
That's right! Download a copy of the Nanowrimo Workbook, my guide to having your most successful Nanowrimo ever, for FREE with code Nano22. This sale is only good through the 12th, so download now! This workbook is based on my Nanowrimo Bootcamp series here on the blog, which uses exercises like those below to prepare… Continue reading Nanowrimo Workbook Flash Sale!
Now that Magic in Midtown is out, and a series is complete, what am I working on right now? My current project is finishing the rest of the Midnight Radio series. If you don’t know what that is, it’s a running series of spooky, Cthuhlu-esque short stories I’m running over on patreon. You can read… Continue reading Writing WIPs
I really love the art deco style of the Magic in Midtown cover so much, and it even brings in the steampunk elements. In fact, I love it so much that we decided to re-do the cover for Magic in the Headlines, book 1 in the set: I love this cover so much better than… Continue reading Surprise!
While it is still early in the year, I know a lot of us are already thinking about National Novel Writing Month, or Camp Nano in July. Whatever your experience level, the Nanowrimo Workbook is designed to help you meet your goals and make the most of your 50,000 words, with tips, anecdotes, examples, writing… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Workbook Release
I post a lot of info around here for new authors, whether you are still working on your manuscript, publishing your first book, or looking to dip into self publishing. Over on my Services page, you can also find a link to my Advice for Writers, which has recently been updated to include recent blog… Continue reading Are you a writer?