What does your writing list look like? While trying to go paperless (it's a wonderful thing, trust me!) I stumbled across a folded piece of paper that ended up being a to-do list of writing projects from back in 2015. I'm assuming that I started the list in December of 2014, so this is a … Continue reading The Best-Laid Plans
A question has been plaguing my creative mind this year, and as I wrap up my second novel of the year and gear up to start the third (a first for me!) I am confronting that question head-on. Does writing have to be hard? There are so many things written about the act of writing … Continue reading Does Writing Have To Be Hard?
Today is a monumental and exhausting day for me, and one that I have been working towards since late last year. My first draft of Lockwood Tower is complete! For me it is a great moment to celebrate, even though there is still a lot of revision to do. But, this manuscript is my longest to date, … Continue reading Draft Day
This post is two parts. Firstly, I have been dabbling in illustration once again, and I've finished a portrait of one of the elvish councilors from Lockwood Tower. I really like how it came out, and I thought I'd upload it here on the blog since it's been a while since my last piece of artwork. Secondly, … Continue reading Discarded Bits – How To Kill Your Darlings The Pain-Free Way
Most of my posts lately have been related to the work in progress, which is an epic fantasy. I'm not sure how epic it will be (that all depends on reader preferences) but, it's certainly a fantasy and coming along nicely. I don't have a release date yet or a cover, but I'm coming up … Continue reading Epic Fantasy WIP Sample Chapter – The Prologue