My outlines are not something I often show people. Each one is different. For a shorter story, I might not even have one; likely, I’ll just have a page full of incoherent scribbles and some random questions to get my brain stormin’. For Happenstance, I had, like, a clear portfolio thing with an entire notebook, drawings, the whole shebang; the actual outline was action by action, with random little ideas on the notes in my phone of the margins of the notebook. It’s thick and awesome.Continue reading →
I am an emotional person. If you’ve read my writing, you might know that; everyone I write is constantly crying and saying how much they love each other or ruminating on the intricacies and horrors of life. So, when I proofread the last word of the final draft of the FINAL book of my FIRST series, I kind of lost all sense of self and purpose! Ha!Continue reading →
That’s right. New covers are here! Happenstance and Incident have gotten makeovers, but these babies aren’t looking good just for themselves. Nope; for the last couple months, I’ve worked with a cover designer (linked below) to tweak these covers to perfection as I’ve typed, typed, and typed some more to bring the trilogy to its so-called (by me) thrilling conclusion.
THAT IS RIGHT: Serendipity is coming! The end is near! My eyes are strained and my heart is full!Continue reading →
Well, a lot can happen in 2.5 months, and a lot did. I’ve ended up back on the east coast for a little while and I didn’t do a lot of writing. I did, however, drive (very CAUTIOUSLY) across the country, see some folks that I hadn’t seen for a while, and found a new vet for my cats. After all of that, I felt a little (a lot) depleted, and I could barely crank out 500 words on some days. Boo!Continue reading →
Ah, free time. The term is generally used in reference to leisure, hobbies, and merrymaking, but for many artists, our free time also counts as work time.Continue reading →