So I have been working on a poem…sort of. That fills in some history gaps in my elven lands for the main character. The sky wheel forever turns Wind blows and grasses bend The elven lands The clans defend When times come hard When the darkness grows Threat and danger And deep magic flows The… Read More Elven poem
Tomorrow I will be starting my 10 days of vacation. A lot has been going on with my 9-5 job, personal life and of course I finished my novel, almost, by my deadline. I will not be completely absent. I will be spending a lot of the driving time catching up on all the blogs… Read More 10 Days of Discovery
I hope everyone had a good weekend! Mine turned out to be quite unproductive. Now as authors we would all like to make some money with our craft there is no doubt. Some authors hope to be the next big thing and make millions. While that would certainly be nice, that’s not my goal. Some… Read More Bump in the road
The promotion for my short story prequel to my upcoming novel starts tomorrow. It will be free until publication of Beyond the Great Wood coming in July. There will be plenty of time grab it and get some background on the main characters. It will be available on kindle, nook and kobo.
So the ugly head of writers block is staring me straight in the face. I am at a place in my novel that I am not happy with and I know it needs to be fixed. I stare and stare at the paragraphs and…nothing. My brain says change it, but then doesn’t give me the… Read More Writers block and self-doubt
A couple of weeks back I posted a small excerpt from my novel each day. Each one was centered around a different key character in the book. I have been thinking this week of doing something like that in short story form. We have all seen these movies that have directors cuts. These are pieces… Read More Short stories
As I edit my book I am mostly satisfied, a small change here a typo there. I have added a scene or two but mostly very happy. Of course editing your own book is like reading your favorite story for the hundredth time. You can quote it as well as you can quote your favorite… Read More Distance