*waves to August* *gawks in surprise that it’s really gone* August was full of celebrations and work and sweet family moments. Here’s a quick update on my full plate last month. 😉 Pleasure read: Wires and Nerve (four stars) The Tail of Emily Windsnap (three stars) The More the Merrier (three stars) Ember Falls (five stars) … More Plate Update: Hedgehogs, Nettles, and Orphans
Last week, I confessed that I had paused my writing halfway through the climax of The Twin Arrows‘s sequel. Good news–I finished that draft!!! (Draft two, in the bag. *does a happy dance*) Poor Gavynn is freed, and his adventure over… But he’s not out of the woods yet. 😉 Something about this story isn’t … More Climax Finished, Ending Not Quite
“So, Kate, how is your book going?” *slides library book under couch* *minimizes Goodreads* *shuts tab with a video of a Food Network baker making a cake that looks like a pizza* *exits four Wikipedia tabs* Uh, I’ve been taking a little break. 😉 Don’t worry, it hasn’t been all cake and research, I’ve been … More Standstill
Does your family have “leftover day”? Like where you go through the fridge and either score the last hamburger or end up with beans and bananas and existential dread? I promise this leftover day on my blog will be better than that because I have leftover book stock from the convention! I’m offering signed copies … More Leftover Book Stock Time!
July is a very hard month to sum up because it was so FULL. So I’m probably forgetting something. 😉 Anyway, last month’s plate was full of I-am-editing-oh-wow snacks and now-I’m-at-the-convention-for-two-days snacks. 😉 Anyway, here’s a quick update on my full plate last month. 😉 Pleasure read: Sweet on You (three stars) Wonder (five stars ❤ … More Plate Update: Genetics, the Library, and Thunderstorms
Last Tuesday, after a very long and harrowing stint of HEAVY EDITING (*hyperventilates into imaginary bag*), I sent my manuscript to my editor. She’s making amazing progress, and I’m so glad I chose to work with her. ❤ Right now, though, I’m in this funny in-between stage. I don’t technically have a story to work … More When the Stories Won’t Stay Away
Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas! Well, not quite yet but it’s only 12 more days! 😀 In the meantime, I have a gift (or two) for you. 😉 I’m giving away a free signed copy of my little book The Twin Arrows! *dances in circles* First, the synopsis… “Two children. Two journeys. Twin arrows. Ryla follows … More A Gift for YOU!
Thank you, Lord, for November. It truly was a beautiful month. This month’s full plate was stacked high with Thanksgiving food! I even made extra-special-but-not-so-traditional cheesecake for part of our celebration. So yummy. 😉 Here’s a quick update on what I did last month. 😉 Read for review: Suit and Suitability (four stars) Christmas Eve at … More Plate Update: Pumpkins, Bows, and Christmas Coming
Guess what I just got in the mail today??!! Ten gorgeous copies of my little book The Twin Arrows. 😀 I was a little nervous since this is only my second shipment of this book every, and I’m well aware that results may vary–but they turned out beautifully! And now they’re all ready to be … More They’re Here!
Tomorrow is the scariest night of the year–the day before a bunch of insane authors begin to write 50,000 words in 30 very short days to celebrate NaNoWriMo (and caffeine). I planned to be among them this year, even announcing my novel on the site and outlining my brainchild. And then, school. I was hoping … More The Case of the Ever Elusive NaNoWriMo