I always have the intention to get things done in a timely manner. This worked great for me back in school. I was the weird kid who got her essays done the week they were assigned and then had to worry I'd lose the paper before I could turn it in. In adult life, it… Continue reading Zap Dragon on Kindle!
Some experiences stretch us more than others. Some books require more fortitude. So far, HMII has required more of me than any other writing project to date. I love this story. Sometimes it makes me bleed. Which makes when I pass a milestone all the sweeter. I finished the Alpha edit on HMII last week… Continue reading Hidden Mythics II Update #4
As most of you know, I've been super focused on getting Zap Dragon published, which means I've been a bit silent on the Hidden Mythics II progress. In the background, I have been editing the novel. My Alpha reader's feedback has been amazing. Many times readers highlight different things. This is the beauty of having very different… Continue reading Hidden Mythics II Update #3
Some books name themselves. Zap Dragon and Discarded Dragons certainly did and it was incredibly nice to have a title early on. Other books, however, remain elusive. If I'm being totally honest, I still don't love the title Mystery of the Golden Shells but I had to make a decision and this was the best I had at that point.… Continue reading Hidden Mythics II Update #2 – Still in Need of a Title
I lay down for a brief nap in the afternoon, hoping it'll refresh me enough to keep powering through editing. But as I lay there, breathing deeply and telling my muscles to relax, an idea starts rolling through my thoughts. It's persistent and intriguing. "You're a steel dragon with marble eyes, strong claws, and long-plated… Continue reading Epiphany Moments Hit at Odd Times
I've never been one to coast and hope things happen. That's why I set goals at the beginning of each year as a way to keep myself moving and motivated. This year is no different, but there's a part of me that wants to set simple, easily achievable goals this go around. Perhaps I'm a… Continue reading Shooting for the Moon
A while back my sister introduced me to an artist by the name of Jake Weidmann. I believe I’ve mentioned him before due to his TedTalks. Anyway, he’s both a master penman—one of only eleven in the US—and a painter and carver who uses old-world techniques for much of his art. The work he does… Continue reading Done Right or Done Now, But Not Both
A deadline passes without the goal being accomplished. Then it sits in the mind, nagging away that the goal still needs doing, and other things are piling up around it, falling farther and farther behind. It becomes a snowball rolling downhill. It gathers bits and pieces of broken plans until it’s a giant mess, gathering… Continue reading Just Breathe