Since the end of Camp Nanowrimo - or, let's face it, midway through Camp Nanowrimo - I haven't been doing a whole lot of writing. I did get a good 28,000+ words written on Scavengers, but I got sidetracked when I realized that my map for Scavengers was way off from my map for Hitchhikers. … Continue reading what i’ve been up to
(and also a reminder: my two novels, Bethany Caleb and The Art Kids, are both free on Amazon all weekend!) After the July 4th holiday kicked my ass, word-count-wise, I'm sorta back on track with Camp Nanowrimo. At least, I wrote almost twice the daily recommended word count on Sunday, and have been able to … Continue reading catching up
My two companions novels, Bethany Caleb and The Art Kids, will both be available for free this weekend, July 13-14! (Of course, these are both always free for Amazon Prime members). Also available are the print editions of both books. So the long holiday weekend totally decimated my word count, but I am still writing … Continue reading freebie weekend, and hello from camp!
After searching through several flash drives, I finally found several drafts of my first novel, Bethany Caleb, which I am considering self-publishing in advance of Hitchhikers. More as a test of the whole self-publishing system, but also because I still love that story and found an awesome image to make a cover with! However, none … Continue reading my novel is lost… most of it, anyway.
It has taken some time - had to get permissions for the artwork, and tweak the font so that it's readable as a teeny-tiny thumbnail - but finally I have a cover for Hitchhikers!!! I like a lot, although I did prefer my initial design which used a different model and more of a … Continue reading Hitchhikers cover reveal!
There are so many distractions... so many things to see on the interwebs... I am watching Janina type away and maybe she's thinks I'm writing too, but I'm not working on my novel like I should be... Today I read this article about authors who self-publish ebooks and are actually able to make a living … Continue reading writing is hard.
You have to come back. With a start I wake up. Sunlight is burning through the lilacs in a purple haze. Though I’m sweating, the stray is right there, where Kayla was lying just moments before. My hand remembers her warm skin. Did I just dream about my cousin being naked? Six Sentence Sunday is … Continue reading Six Sentence Sunday: excerpt from Hitchhikers
Recently I read this article about how "YA novels are rife with profanity." The study showed that the average YA book had about 38 swears within its pages. So, out of curiosity, I decided to do a "find" on my most current full YA manuscript, Hitchhikers, to see how many swears it contained. Admittedly, when … Continue reading dropping the f-bomb
I went to the midnight showing of "The Hunger Games" Thursday/Friday... then on Friday night, Janina was going to see the movie again so I was left to my own devices, none of which included writing. I shouldn't be so harsh on myself; I did do some research on literary agents, etc. Put together some … Continue reading The Hunger Games: distraction or inspiration?
I've been under the radar recently... not doing much writing (unless you count working on character family trees?). Since Hitchhikers didn't make it through to the next round, I sent it out to several agents and a) got 2 rejections ON MY BIRTHDAY and b) had 2 agents request the manuscript on the day after … Continue reading long time no write