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?
If you've taken a look at Crown of Roses on Goodreads, you'll know that it is supposed to be published in July of this year. I have never published any of my stories before so this has been a new and exciting journey for me. Unfortunately, I've extended my editing process quite a bit, and… Continue reading Publishing Fears and Why I’m Moving My Publication Date Back
Verre is probably my favorite character in Crown of Roses. She's someone who is dark, violent, but also has a human side that is surprising to some. This chapter is in her POV, so hopefully you enjoy! It was time. While the planning had taken two weeks, the royal ball had offered the perfect occasion.… Continue reading Crown of Roses: Chapter Two Excerpt
Elaborate title, right? If you couldn't already guess, I'm not a huge fan of romance. Sure, I love a good ship, I will melt a little during an adorable scene, and occasionally I won't roll my eyes at a "first kiss." But the thing is, romance in books today is sadly lacking in quality. Instead… Continue reading Three Ways to Improve the Romance in Your Novel… From a Non-romantic Writer
After practically a month of reading this, I am done! Since I usually only take a day to read a book, this should tell you quite a bit about what I thought. Thomas Fawkes is the main character but I just could not connect with him. There was nothing about him that set him apart… Continue reading Fawkes: A Review
I'll be honest, I'm terrible when it comes to organizing my time and life. I let the things I care about the most get pushed to the side in my zealous pursuit of success in life. But, success isn't always everything. Far too many times I've missed out on a wonderful memory because I wasn't… Continue reading Prioritizing Writing Despite Stress and Life