ANNNNDDDDDD … IT’S HERE! *insert excited wild crazy screaming* At Her Fingertips is now live on Amazon in Kindle and Paperback format!
Whoa … *takes a deep breath* I’m actually getting a little emotional here! This is my favorite book that I’ve written so far, and I can’t believe it’s out there. I can’t wait for you to read it!
You can buy yourself a copy on Amazon, wait for other sales channels (hopefully appearing over the week), or order a signed paperback copy here. Now, on to the blog tour!
Continue reading “At Her Fingertips, Blog Tour: Day 1”
Only fifteen days until At Her Fingertips releases. Am I nervous? No, not at all! Why would you ask such a silly question?
Okay, I’ll admit I’m a little scared. Partially because of the fact that people will be able to purchase my baby … and partially because I have a lot to do in that short amount of time. *hyperventilates a little*
Today I’ll be sharing some details about the blog tour schedule with you as well as pictures of my proof copy & talking about that process. (In case you’re still interested, you can still sign up for the blog tour until Monday.)
Continue reading “Finalizing Tour Details and Proofreading”
I think we’ve already established that writing a first draft can be hard. There is beauty in it … but also great danger.* Okay, “great evil” may be overdoing it, but it’s definitely very difficult.
The first draft is the point at which most authors give up on their story. They just stop writing, and another set of characters, another world, another plot dies.**
So how can you keep your novels breathing in their tender first draft stage?
*This is your cue to leave because I cannot be serious today for some reason.
**I am being so dramatic today, helllllp.
Continue reading “How to Push Through a First Draft”
Hiya, ladies and gents! Today I’m here to tell you how how to turn your plot bunny into a story (courtesy of me thinking about this a lot because that’s what I’m currently doing).
Now, I’m by no means an expert, but I do believe I can offer some advice based on my personal experience, and I’d love to hear your own tricks & tips in the comments!*
So, without further ado, let’s launch into the post!
*not that I’ll actually take your advice. #stubborn
Continue reading “Plot Bunny Into Story?”
Today it’s time for the first in a series of writing prompts in the Ardent Author’s Writing Challenge, hosted by the lovely Zielle at My Homeschool Notebook.
Like other writing challenges which I have participated in (at least, I think I’ve participated in one before? I don’t know …), I will be posting my entries on this blog, and … yep. That’s about all you need to know! Let the games begin!
I’m on Team Forest, and I’m so excited! Because Team Forest is gonna win! *happy dance* WHY IS WE GONNA WIN!?!?!? BECAUSE WE IS AWESOME! GO TEAM FOREST!
Yes, I am posting on Friday evening. Don’t look at me like that. There’s a deadline ….
Continue reading “AAWC: Challenge #1”
Okay, you’re right, that was a silly title. I’ve done awesome things before.
In fact, I’m pretty much the master of awesome things.
But really, I’m super pleased with one thing I did these last couple days, and so I have to share it with you … and yep. That’s about it. (I don’t really have low self-esteem, at least not in the writing area of my life. #conceited #terribleperson)
So far, NaNoWriMo is going swimmingly for me. According to my best friend, I write too slow, but really, am I to blame for her impatience? Nope. I think not.
Continue reading “Update #2: In Which I Am Good at Something for Once”
Hello ladies and gents!
Now that we’ve actually begun NaNoWriMo,* I decided it was time to actually introduce you to my NaNo novel & my NaNo-prep process. Even though we’ve already begun so technically that’s all over. Just … ignore me tardiness. Pretend it’s two weeks ago.
*(I WAS SICK OKAY!?!?)
I thought I’d just dash up a post and give a brief introduction to both, but you already know the basic plot (or you can just by reading the blurb on NaNoWriMo or my WIP page) and my basic outlining process, so either I’m going to have to do something slightly more complicated, or I’m going to have to be #lame.
Weeeeell, I’m lame in enough areas of my life. Allow me to introduce you to the characters of Beyond Her Calling and how they came to be.
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I can see your skepticism when you read the title. You’re giving me the ol’ skeptical eye again.
Flustered? you say. Girl. You are sixteen. You need to clillax. The world will take care of itself …
NO IT WON’T. THE WORLD NEEDS ME TO MANAGE IT. The world is practically helpless without my guidance. I’m just surprised it survived 6,000 years without me. Thankfully, I’m here, and the world can chillax. However, the Keeper of the World cannot rest.
Continue reading “A Quick Update from a Flustered Writer”
I really hate to admit this, but writing is a form of art.
Why do I hate to admit this? Well, I don’t like to think of writing as an art because artists of all sorts tend to get into this attitude of laziness.
“It’s art. Art can’t be rushed.”
Most of the time, this is an excuse for laziness. Oh, don’t you dare give me that look. It is, too! “I can’t paint right now – the muse isn’t with me.” THE MUSE ISN’T WITH THOSE EPISODES OF SHERLOCK YOU’RE BINGE-WATCHING, EITHER, SWEETIE.
Continue reading “Writing Plans: Why They Can Be Disastrous”
Wowza … July already? I know I’ve said this practically every month, but time flies. Time is like the jet plane of flying. I dislike time mightily …
I feel like I didn’t do a lot in June, but I did publish two books. So that includes a lot of formatting and sweat and blood and such. #NoBloodNoGutsNoGame #OrNoBook*
Anyways, let’s move on! Well, actually, we’re moving back ’cause we’re reviewing June. Which reminds me of how much reviewing I need to do. *shivers*
*My friend Bailey told me that I need to capitalize the first letter of #hashtags with more than one word so it’s easier to read. Like #IDontKnowWhyImHashtagging But no punctuation. ‘Cause even I won’t break that rule …