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
It's the big day! Today I am FINALLY sharing the official cover for Rose's Wrath! Whoo! This novel has been a long time coming and the amount of editing I've done or hired others to do has seemed endless at times. But the publication date is fast-approaching and soon Rose's Wrath will be available to… Continue reading Rose’s Wrath Cover Reveal!
Hey all! Oceane here. As someone who is just beginning to figure out her own self-publishing journey, I've come to realize one thing that all self-publishers should know: Editing is extremely important! Maybe you already know this, maybe you don't, but it is important to understand. I myself have gone back and forth on whether… Continue reading Why Editing is So Important For Self-Publishers
Goodness! It has been quite a while since I last sat down to write a blog post. Between camp, a broken finger, and editing my novel, life has just gotten crazy. So I'm now taking the opportunity to delve into what's been going on in my life. First, my novel! It is almost done being… Continue reading Inside the Life of a Crazy Writer
Guess what? I FINALLY finished editing Rose's Wrath! First, that means I can send it to a professional editor and have them fine-tune the novel for me. While I think I've found one, I'm most definitely open to other affordable editors you might know! So feel free to leave a comment. Second, you may be… Continue reading Editor Time! Plus a Second Cover Reveal? And Title Reveal?
Credit to Laini Taylor. I merely found this on the internet. If you were to look at any Hot List for top YA novels right now, odds are Strange the Dreamer is one of them. I have seen its mass popularity for a while now--The Muse of Nightmares included. To be honest, the story didn't… Continue reading Strange the Dreamer: A Review
No, this is not going to be a writing tip, poem, or exclusive excerpt, unfortunately. Life has gotten the better of me and so nearly a month has passed since my last post! My goal for the next few months is to post twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Will that happen? We'll see.… Continue reading Summer Update
To be honest, I had never really thought about the question asked in the title. Why do I write? More importantly: Why does anyone write? Seriously, what drives writers/authors to create a world and people within 400 pages? I don't really know, but here are three reasons why I write. It's An Outlet This is… Continue reading Why Do I Write?
Here's the poem I promised! It's a story about how every high is followed by a low. The greater the height, the greater fall. We can't forget about the low points in life, because whether we like it or not, they do happen. But, we shouldn't forget the good times either. We Dream We dream.Oh,… Continue reading We Dream