Inside the Life (and Mind) of a Writer

Inside the Life (and Mind) of a Writer

Inside the Life (and Mind) of a Writer I'm learning so much more about formatting today! **That's another way of saying I've been cussing a lot. But don't worry. I won't repeat the words. 😁** I swear, someday I will get this down and it will be a piece of cake every time. Speaking of cake... No, sorry, must stay focused. (baking tip later) What does all this mean for you? I'm preparing to add my books (ALL the books) to other retailers. I want them in libraries. I want them accessible in other countries beyond what Amazon provides. I want them read by as many readers as possible. Did you know my books have been read by readers in at least 11 countries? How cool is that?! I strongly believe in my stories. Many of you don't know this, but I'm the pickiest reader. I don't usually take book recommendations, especially if it's for fiction. I don't stalk the best seller lists for my next big read. I have...
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I’m Back With An Update!

I’m Back With An Update!

It's been a while since I posted my last update. In that time, I've published two young adult novels for The Hexon Code series: Redeemed (#2) and Blackout (#3). Currently, I'm working on Outcast, the fourth novel in the series, which follows the story of Ivy Gould, a girl who gets recruited into Faction 73 but fails to arrive at the pickup location on time due to personal reasons. If you've read Blackout, you'll have a good idea of where Outcast is headed. Little do these characters know, they're in for a wild ride which will someday connect them with Fira and Devon. I was hoping to get back to writing the next book with these two lovebirds from Bought, but there is so much story that needs to take place before that happens. So believe me when I say I am just as disappointed as readers are about not being able to get back to them. I am dying to...
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10 Reasons Why I Write (Part 2)

10 Reasons Why I Write (Part 2)

10 Reasons Why I Write (Part 2) It's been a while since I posted Part 1 of this blog series, so I figured I better get back to it. So, here are more reasons why I write... I’m a big brainstormer. I love to fit story pieces together and work out plot details. For me, it’s fun. Most of the time, my ideas occur to me naturally when I brainstorm ideas. I’ll ask questions like: what happens next, what needs to happen in order for the details to fit, what other obstacles do my characters face. For me, it’s not about how I can make my characters’ lives more difficult. That’s a common tip for writers. ‘Don’t stop there – how can you make things even worse?’ That’s not for me, at least not at the moment, because for right now, I think my characters lead tough enough lives as it is. Could I kick it up a notch? Oh yeah, sure. Several notches....
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