Writing

Newsletter, Anyone?

After years of knowing I need to, I’m finally going to force myself to set up an author newsletter. I hear it’s the number one thing for a professional author to do, but I’ve just put it off time and again for two reasons: 1. I’m completely and totally overwhelmed at the idea. I don’t like doing new things in…

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Pronunciation

I’ve been wrapping up a couple of audiobook narration jobs the past few days–both of them are Christmas books, and I really enjoyed working on them both. But they’ve both had their share of issues. One has had unexpected technical issues, but I think those are finally worked out. The other? Well, the other is more what you’d call user…

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Words

Words have meaning Scribbled pencil letters of a child Carefully penned journal entries The rapid keystrokes of a novelist Words have power A lover’s whispered promises A politician’s telepromptered speech The commands of a boss for his subordinate Words have value The ten commandments penned by the Divine Quilled acts and scenes by Shakespeare The latest Readers’s Digest Words have…

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50,000, Here I Come…

I took a year off from NaNoWriMo last year–I was working full time and already stressed, and then later that month I ended up getting engaged, so the timing just wasn’t great. It made me sad, but I knew I needed to prioritize and let some stuff go. This year, however, while I’m still busy, I’m much more flexible. So…

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Implant Audiobook is Here!

After some ups and downs in the production process, the Implant audiobook is finally available for sale on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes! This was my first time commissioning someone else to produce an audiobook–since Implant has a male protagonist, I wanted a male narrator, and this guy did a brilliant job capturing the story and the atmosphere of the dystopian…

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I Won’t be Overwhelmed

As you likely know, my novel October was published on Saturday. It went pretty smoothly. Reviewers had really loved it so far, seeming to truly catch the intention of the story. Many very kind people had helped me spread the news. I went to bed satisfied. The next morning, I woke up earlier than I’d intended and, as usual, reached…

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Goodbye Christopher Robin

After a couple months of deliberation, my husband and I decided to try a MoviePass membership. The expense of seeing movies keeps us from going to many, but since this service would allow us to pay only $10 a month for up to one movie every day, it seemed worthwhile. It also removes the fear of “What if we try…

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“moments to her were not pieces of time”

As the release date for October approaches, I’m rushing to get things done–finalizing edits and cover designs, setting everything up on CreateSpace and Kindle, and having promotions arranged. Things are going well so far, and today I would like to share the cover with you all! It’s a beautiful design by The Brightness Project, and I couldn’t be happier with…

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October

I recently mentioned that I’m working on a new release. I sent it off to my editor a couple days ago, and the cover is currently being designed. It’s a novel I have mentioned a few times in the past, but not very often. I wrote most of the scenes several years ago, as a personal project, and have been…

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