Do Your Research

On Twitter this morning, an author I follow retweeted another author that he follows, who spake thusly:   Still looking for the right publisher for my newest #book . If anyone knows of a good publisher or agent, please let me know. No selfpub plz   And I thought, he's kidding, right? There is no … Continue reading Do Your Research

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The Stars Seem So Far Away – Margrét Helgadóttir

I'd like to introduce you to Norwegian-Icelandic writer, Margét Helgadóttir, whose first book, The Stars Seem So Far Away, has just been released through Fox Spirit Books. Congratulations, Margét! Let's talk about the book. What is The Stars Seem So Far Away about? The Stars Seem So Far Away is a story set in a distant … Continue reading The Stars Seem So Far Away – Margrét Helgadóttir

Revenants Abroad – Chapter 26

Chapter 26 went live yesterday, sorry to be a day late with the notice! Only two more chapters to go after this so time is winding down to read it for free online. There have now been over 5000 reads of Revenants Abroad on Wattpad, so thank you everyone! 😀

Edits and Evil Programs

Not much going on, either with pics or the book. I'm still immersed in final edits, and having fits with Word. It seems every time I close and reopen the file it runs words together, removing the spaces between them. I found three crunched together last night and Word didn't even pick it up as … Continue reading Edits and Evil Programs

Cover Me

  My time lately has been concentrated on researching book covers: designs, designers, how-to, software, stock photos, pre-made vs. commissioned. What I've decided is since I want to give the book its best chance possible I am going to commission cover art. My reasons are thus: 1. I want good art that will stand out, … Continue reading Cover Me

Say When

So, I quietly did Camp NaNoWriMo in April. I thought maybe without the fanfare of announcing I was doing it and worrying about write-ins and taking part in the community (although all those things are great, and a wonderful part of the experience of NaNoWriMo) I would be more focused on the writing and less … Continue reading Say When

Weekly Card with the Fae

This week I busted out my Faeries Oracle, illustrated by Brian Froud with book by Jessica Macbeth. This is a 66-card oracle deck, not Tarot. I haven't really worked much with it, but it called to me tonight. More fire. I keep pulling fire cards. Luathas is highly charged fae spirit associated with fire, bursting … Continue reading Weekly Card with the Fae

Writer, Educate Thyself

I know there are scads of websites out there now with all kinds of advice for aspiring writers, but today I feel compelled to add my .02¢ to the fray. Plus it bears repeating. This is due in large part to this post, and the explosion of e-publishing now, where anyone can set up  a … Continue reading Writer, Educate Thyself

Fun with Book Covers

Awhile back I started what was intended be a short story, and as usually happens it took on a life of its own. I couldn’t seem to find a way to wrap it up and keep it under 10k words, so at the urging of a couple of beta readers I’m pressing on and planning … Continue reading Fun with Book Covers

I Resolve Not to Resolve

Much is made of whether or not one should make New Year's resolutions. The prevailing fad these days seems to favor not making any, probably for good reason: They're almost universally instantly forgotten. But how to keep your focus? If I don't make any resolutions, I feel like I'm drifting aimlessly from one year to … Continue reading I Resolve Not to Resolve