Hey everyone! Today's post isn't necessarily about writing, but it goes hand-in-hand, especially if you're planning on publishing. When I first considered publishing, I went back and forth on if I should pursue traditional or not. While traditional has a LOT of benefits, I felt self-publishing fit my needs and life, PLUS there's a wonderful… Continue reading Building a Following When You're Virtually Unknown
Okay ya'll… This might just be my favorite book of all time. Seriously. And I'll try and write a coherent review without dissolving into fangirl squeals. Basic Plot The Scorpio Races meets Hunger Games, basically. Did I ever mention that both of those are on my lists of favorites? Eleven phoenix riders take part in… Continue reading Ashlords: A Review
Hey all! Happy New Year! December was a crazy month for me, from Christmas, to birthdays, to my entire family getting sick (not fun)! But I'm back to posting, and today I have a special treat! No, the title doesn't give it away at ALL. It's definitely not a poem. Okay, so maybe it is!… Continue reading The Art of Letting Go: A Poem
The Christmas season is here, and your cold weather girl is THRILLED! From the heavenly Christmas smells to enchanting snowfalls, there is so much to love and appreciate about this time of the year! One of my absolute favorite things is snow! Whenever it's falling softly down--or maybe even howling--it just makes me so incredibly… Continue reading Snow, Music, Hot Tea, and Other Christmas-related Things!
First, to all of you who reached that 50K goal--CONGRATS! It's a major accomplishment that you should be immensely proud of. And those of you--like me--who gave it your best but just didn't hit your word goal--congrats to you too! You gave it a shot and you wrote words, and that's all that matters! Going… Continue reading I Didn't Win NaNoWriMo and I'm OK With That
As most of you know, Rose's Wrath was supposed to be published yesterday. Few of you know that is not published. Let me explain why. When I first wrote Rose's Wrath in November of 2018, I had every hope of publishing it--I still do. After numerous edits, Beta readers, editors, proofreaders, etc, I felt rather… Continue reading Publishing Frustrations and Extended Dates
As the baby latched on with surprising fierceness, the nurse offered her own prayer.Let her be strong.Let her be sly.And let her be ugly. And I Darken, a story about an abandoned pair of siblings trapped in a country they want no part in. Lada: the firstborn with fire in her soul, eyes, and fists.… Continue reading And I Darken: A Review