Happy New Year!
So much good stuff I don’t even know where to start! I got my manuscript back from my editor over the holidays and I’m beginning to work through the final revisions. Once this step is complete, I won’t see the manuscript again until it’s laid out for printing. The release date for Rites […] Read More
What’s in a Name…?
Here’s a secret I don’t tell people often: I don’t like coming up with story titles. I’m bad at it. My natural verbosity makes summarizing a long piece difficult to the extreme, and boiling the story down to a proper title an exercise in extreme frustration. Sometimes titles just come to me. “Holiday Magic” pretty […] Read More
About NaNoWriMo from someone who knows
It’s five short days until the start of NaNoWriMo 2017. I have a feeling there are a lot of you thinking you might be into this ‘write a novel in a month’ business, and I have some words about that. As someone who has suffered the slings and arrows of writing 50,000 words or more […] Read More
Last week I had an incredible time and I felt like I should share it here. If you’re new to the pro writing world, I advise you to seek out these kinds of experiences. On Thursday, Chuck Wendig, Fran Wilde, and Kevin Hearne came to Seattle for an event celebrating their new work hosted by The […] Read More
Someone Else’s Book: Serpent’s Sacrifice
From time to time here on this site I will share with you my thoughts on something new I’ve read. Today I kick off this feature with some words about Serpent’s Sacrifice, the debut novel from Seattle-area author Trish Heinrich. The first thing that I noticed in this book is the author’s mastery of descriptive […] Read More
Authors get asked somewhat often what the process of writing a book is like. The thing I’ve learned as an asker of that question is that it’s different for everyone– but it’s really reassuring to hear someone who’s had success with a process similar to your own. So, because I’ve been asked, and because maybe […] Read More
Blights & Desires Update!
For those of you following along at home, I am pleased to announce that the final manuscript for Blights & Desires is finished. Coming in at a perfectly reasonable 101,929 words, it’s the longest single piece of fiction I’ve ever written. I will go into process in another post, but for now I am pleased […] Read More
For those of you following along, here’s my schedule for the week! I’m so excited about the opportunity to meet and carouse with so many awesome, fashionable, outspoken geeky women and to start getting the word out about my book! THURSDAY 28. Sept: Geekbound Fashion Show 6:00-10:00 PM at Fremont Foundry This will be a […] Read More
My first official appearance as an author will be at Geek Girl Con in Seattle, WA. The convention runs from September 30th and October 1st (that’s in 2 weeks!) and is held at the Washington State Convention Center’s Conference Center. Def Con One Publishing will be in the vendor room with books to sell, authors […] Read More