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
Mini blog post, but I need your help! Rose's Wrath is having an actual and official cover reveal! I chose to hire someone to make my novel a cover, as I wanted it to be professional. Needless to say, I'm very happy with it and can't wait to share it with you all! If you… Continue reading Calling All Bloggers!
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
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
I think I've found a new favorite. Never did I think I would say that a book about racing flesh-eating horses would earn five stars, but, as you can see, it has. Honestly, I have no words, just praise and fangirl squeals. Maggie Stiefvater has a way with words. She turns them into poetry, into… Continue reading The Scorpio Races: A Review