Tag Archive | goals

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays to all my readers! I’ll be out of touch for the next couple of weeks, so I wanted to take this opportunity to wish you all the best during this holiday season. I’ll be back in the New Year with big news, including the cover reveal for Sanyare: The Last Descendant, a brand […]

Writing: 90% Procrastination, 10% Panic

Writing: 90% Procrastination, 10% Panic

Today I am thrilled to host Sherry D. Ficklin, bestselling author of EXTRACTED. Sherry D. Ficklin is a full-time writer from Colorado where she lives with her husband, four kids, two dogs, and a fluctuating number of chickens and house guests. A former military brat, she loves to travel and meet new people. She can often […]

Beta Reader Questions

I’m gearing up for the final push to get SANYARE to beta readers. There are just a few chapters left to edit before it’s ready, and my firm deadline is to send it out on the 13th. Lucky number 13, right? Anyway, to help prep the readers and direct them toward the kind of feedback I’m looking […]

Tagline Madness – and a poll!

As noted previously, I will be attending the Southern California Writers’ Conference in Newport Beach in September. I’m starting to prepare for the conference, sending in my advance reader submission and thinking about the materials I want to bring with me. As a result, I realized I needed a catchy tagline for SANYARE, a one-sentence hook that […]

I’ll be at the Southern California Writers’ Conference

Yesterday, I registered for my first writers’ conference. To some of you authors out there, that may seem shocking. After all, I’ve been seriously writing for years now, and I’m a fantasy nerd, so you’d think I would have attended some kind of writing or creative conference prior to this. Nope. And to the non-writers out […]

Favorite Lines from SANYARE (WIP), Chapters 1 – 5

Favorite Lines from SANYARE (WIP), Chapters 1 – 5

I don’t have anything earth-shattering to share this week. A lot of major rewrites are happening, specifically to the end of the first act, but I don’t think it will change my (new) first draft deadline much. Cross your fingers. As a reward for your patience, here are some of my favorite lines from the first five chapters […]

Edits are hard. (That’s what she said.)

*Sorry, I couldn’t resist.* But in all seriousness, edits are hard. Really hard. And they’re taking forever. At least, it seems that way. In addition to the usual continuity issues and plot holes that need to be filled in any first draft, and the general word-smithing that must happen before I feel good about the […]