I just broke 42k words on my novel this week! I’m so excited to be so near to the end. It feels a little scary that there’s less than one-tenth of the first draft left to write, but if I forget something, there’s always second drafts, right? XD Also, the message of the novel is … More Excerpt Time!
You guys, I’m getting a little concerned for my characters. Their author just keeps piling things on them. O.o. I just remembered that this is literally the beginning of the fourth quarter so the WORST is coming. O.o. Who made me decide to write an end-of-the-world story? XD Here is the best un-spoilery excerpt I … More My Poor Characters
Hello, and how is your month going, aaaaaand I’m literally blanking on a good introduction to this blog post. 😉 #honesttogoodnesstruth Basically, I thought it would be fun to share another chapter of my new novella Sincerely, Jem. (If you haven’t read chapter one yet, catch it here.) Chapter Two: Between the Tree and the … More A Stray Chapter for You
Somewhere between turkey and Black Friday sales, A Very Bookish Christmas released! ❤ I’m so excited to be sharing this anthology with some of my favorite authors, and I can’t wait for you all to read it. ❤ (I think I’ve said all that before, but it’s true. XD) Buy on Amazon Add on Goodreads … More A Very Bookish Christmas Is Out!!! (+free chapter)
Words are happening!!! Last week I added 4k, give or take, new words to my current story. I’m a NaNoRebel, and there were some snacks. XD My disastrous christening was perfectly disastrous, and I surprised myself with some new details and character developments I wasn’t expecting. The dog in it is slowly morphing to have … More More Words!
With several emails and immensely helpful comments from beta-readers, feverishly scribbled Post-it notes, and a bullet list in my notebook of possible changes, I worked on “Sincerely, Jem” today and moved it several steps farther. 😉 Just for fun, here’s another excerpt… The only problem with sharing a room with her sisters, Jessie decided, was … More Thinking of Christmas…
Last week, I finally got to pick up my Camp NaNo story again and put in some more words. It’s been so much fun getting to know these characters better and move the story forward. Some big things (and some cute things) have been happening. 😀 Here’s an excerpt… (Context, during a loooong game of … More Writing, Reading, Loving Lately
Just for fun, here’s chapter two of The Night Archers. If you haven’t read chapter one yet, catch it here. Chapter Two: Problems Soft light filtered through the blankets that covered the sides of the dining table. Gavynn sat up, careful not to hit his head on the low ceiling of the blanket house and … More Convention Countdown (+Chapter Two)
Guys, it’s only three(ish) days until the homeschool convention! Once again, this year I’ll be selling my books at our Generation Rising booth. There have been meetings, errand-runnings, and eagerly-waiting-for-book-stock-ings (I’m still waiting for some XD). (There are some pictures on Generation Rising’s Instagram and Facebook pages, FYI…) In honor of the convention coming up … More Convention Countdown! (+A Free Chapter)
It’s been a while since I’ve shared anything related to “The Night Archers”, so here’s an excerpt of what might be one of my favorite scenes. Gavynn and his archers are gearing up for action… (Insert obligatory this-is-not-the-final-draft warning here. 😀 ) A team of rebels rammed at the gates with a heavy log. Others … More The Night Archers Excerpt (+ Reviewers Needed!)