Hello, hello! I’m back! It’s been a really long time since I’ve done one of these, so if you’re new around here, this series is essentially finding my way through the writing and publishing. I also have tips and advice occasionally. Today, I’m writing outside, working on Meeting the Star, and I’m stuck on a scene. This is coming from someone who has claimed in the past to not struggle with writer’s block. And I just realized what the issue is… My writing process has changed.
Last week I wrote about how I create my marketing and release schedule. Another question I get frequently is how much I write every day, especially from new or unpublished authors. I have published two full-length books, have a third on its way, and am going to have multiple shorts stories published in anthologies this year. And to those just starting out, that sounds like a lot. Unfortunately, in the world of self-publishing, it really isn’t. The indie book world is a lot fa
The Last Summer is officially out, and I’ve announced a new anthology, Ephemera: Life Lessons Learned! I’ve been trying to figure out what to write for this next part forever. That’s the biggest reason for the delay in posts, and I apologize for that. Things have been really busy between publishing another book, getting others ready, and going to full time in my master’s program. The purpose of this blog series is to discuss what happens in the self-publishing world and to gi
Hello, hello! We’re just under three weeks until the release of The Last Summer! This sweet, YA contemporary romance is set to release June 17. So, how about an update and a sneak peek? Keep reading for the first two chapters! The ARCs are officially done and out into the world, which is a huge relief. I’ve been so behind with this book, but it’s ready! If you’re interested in reviewing an early copy, please fill out the form here. Lyrics from You Will be Found from Dear Evan
Well, it’s been two months since my last post… my bad. It’s been a crazy couple months! So much has happened. I will try to keep this short. The Lost Legends My debut novel released March 17!! The amount of love and support it has received is overwhelming. I am so happy to see people enjoying it! The Lost Legends is the first in a Robin Hood/Tangled retelling series. You can find this YA/NA fantasy on Amazon here! Fun Size Anthology My short story, The Lost Warriors, released
It’s done!! The Lost Legends is completely done on my end. It’s currently being formatted, and I will be able to get the paperback proof in the next week or so. It’s happening!! ARCs have been sent out as well, and the feedback has been phenomenal! It’s blowing me away. Here are just a few pieces: You can read more reviews on Goodreads here! So what happens now? Well, the signed copy form closed a few days ago, and my pre-order swag (a Nihryst card of Loxley, like on the cove
There are less than six weeks until the release of The Lost Legends. SIX! That blows my mind… It is still hard to believe this is all happening. I have always loved books, but I never imagined I would one day be an author myself. All right, update time. I HAVE A MAP!! I am so, so excited. Having a map in my book feels like I have reached ultimate author goals. I was that kid who loved looking at maps in the beginning of books, even before I could read, so this is exciting for
Hello, hello! It has been a crazy couple weeks, my friends. Between editing jobs, running Functionally Fictional, helping run Coffee House Writers, and starting grad school, I feel like I’m constantly busy. Not to mention editing The Lost Legends, writing book 2 of The Nihryst series, and writing my upcoming YA contemporary romance, The Last Summer. Oh… I also did the cover reveal for The Lost Legends and opened the pre-order!! Coming March 18! Pre-order below! Amazon: https:
Hello, hello! Happy New Year! You know, there is a reason I call this an adventure… The past week is why. First of all, I got book 1 in The Nihryst series back from the editor. That’s right, The Nihryst is now the title of the series, which brings me to my first announcement: Book 1 is now The Lost Legends. A lot of consideration went into this, and I think it’s the best choice. Not only is it easier for people to say (because apparently Nihryst is difficult or something… ha!
Hello, hello! For those just joining, I started this blog to talk about writing and publishing my books. As the title suggests, it has been a pretty crazy adventure so far. I basically jumped into all this head first without any idea of what I was doing or with an end goal in mind. You see, I’ve always loved reading, but I hated writing. That is, until about four years ago when I literally picked up the pen and randomly started writing a fiction book. I had no idea I would on
Hello, hello! See, I told you I’d be back soon. This week has been crazy busy, but it’s also been very exciting. There were a lot of highs and lows. It was a good week overall in the writing world, though. Let’s start with the not so great stuff… I had a really bad couple days of anxiety in the middle of the week that made it difficult to focus on anything. It normally doesn’t get that bad, so it threw me off. That plus being too busy meant not much writing happened. HOWEVER,
Hello, hello! Wow, it has been a really long time. I am so bad at keeping a blog updated, but I am back and determined to do this! Alright, since the last time I wrote, A LOT has happened. I queried a few agents over the summer, but nothing came of it. About a month after I sent the letters, I started really considering self-publishing. So, it did not bother me to receive a couple rejections. I’ve been working a lot more in the indie community this year, and I really just fel
As of January 31, 2019, I have officially finished the first draft of my first full-length novel! Hence this series. I thought it would be neat to not only document my journey but share what I learn along the way. I’ll also share sneak peaks of my work and things that have inspired me along the way. It all started with a dream. I know, cliché, but it’s completely true. I have always had the most random, usually-weird dreams. Back in mid-October, 2018, I woke up from a dream o