Plate Update: LEGO, Sherlock Holmes, and Autumn

October was weirdly half-autumn, half-summer, but it was a good month. 😉  Last month’s full plate included some cheesecake. 😀 Here’s an update on my full plate… Pleasure read: Beneath a Prairie Moon (four stars) Perception (four stars) How to Read a Book (picture book, three stars)  The Bookshop Girl (five stars) Beta-read (eeek!): Gingerbread … More Plate Update: LEGO, Sherlock Holmes, and Autumn

Plate Update: Muffins, Beta-Reading, and Choir

September is probably one of my favorite months of the entire year. ❤ Summer ended and so many new things began… Last month’s full plate was full of new gluten-free baked goods. 😉 Here’s an update on my full plate… Pleasure read: Underground (four stars) In 27 Days (five stars ❤ ) The Mysterious Benedict … More Plate Update: Muffins, Beta-Reading, and Choir

In Word-Related News

I haven’t written a single new word on my novella this week. Which is bad for wordcount goals, but good for other things. 😉 Like finishing two books I’ve been reading for FOREVER. 😀 I started reading this book last month and made it pretty far before stopping because I felt very stressed by the … More In Word-Related News

Plate Update: Edward Bear, Beta-Readers, and Arrows

For some reason, for the last few weeks of May I never knew what day it was. Quite the confusingly busy month, but several amazing things have happened! It doesn’t feel quite fair to do the last month’s update on it’s very last day, but that’s just how the blogging schedule worked out. 😛 Here’s … More Plate Update: Edward Bear, Beta-Readers, and Arrows

The Beta-Reading Tips at the End of the Universe

Beta-reading is so much fun! I love helping authors improve their stories any way I can and seeing the finished product is always heart happy. 😉 I’ve written a post on it before, geekily titled “The Beta-Reader’s Guide to the Galaxy”, but since then I’ve picked up a few more tips to help myself (and hopefully … More The Beta-Reading Tips at the End of the Universe

Positively Negative

The other day on Goodreads, I thanked a reviewer for including an honest content advisory in her review. She replied by saying that I was welcome but she had a hard time writing negative reviews. Can giving content advisories and writing positive reviews go together? For the past few years, I’ve included a lengthy content … More Positively Negative

The Beta-Reader’s Guide to the Galaxy

“Space is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is.” Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy I find the privilege of beta-reading/test-reading/reviewing nearly as big (and just as exciting!). Here are some of the tools I use to help me be the best beta-reader I possibly can! My Goodreads … More The Beta-Reader’s Guide to the Galaxy

What’s on My Plate?

I have a LOT on my plate right now. My own writing, my Bible, four how-to books (one is being read-aloud), six fiction books, and some Longfellow poems to try. (Fortunately, most are from the library, and they are generous with renewals.) My baby computer on top represents ten beta-reading projects, two blogs, Goodreads, the Rabbit Room … More What’s on My Plate?