Your manuscript's rough draft is like entering an ancient castle, one that has been forgotten by time—caked in heavy dust and cobwebs, growing mold in damp corners. You step inside and can barely breathe, every step you take stirs up clouds from the floor. You think to yourself: This is terrible! What can I do? How … Continue reading Revising A Manuscript Is Like Cleaning A Castle: 8 Steps
Fellow blogger Trisha Ann tagged me for this questionnaire (a long while back) and it's all about books and reading, so you know I had to do it! 🙂 Time for some rambles on reading! How do you find out about new books to read? By word of mouth, but mostly I discover new reads through book blogs I … Continue reading How I Read, Book Tag
He stepped forward with care, peering around the corner of each alcove he approached. The air smelled of damp rock and mold, and fog began creeping up from the flagstones underfoot. He had to hurry, had to escape this stone maze. My piece for the weekly Three Line Tales prompt by Sonya of Only 100 … Continue reading Maze #3LineTales
This coming Tuesday October 18, I am sending out a special newsletter. My subscribers will be the first to see my upcoming novel's Title Reveal, back-cover copy, and a delectable snippet from the book! This excerpt will only be shared via the newsletter, so sign up now. 🙂 Click to subscribe: Newsletter Sign-up
Sometimes an author has questions, and the best person to answer them is YOU. I am eager to hear your thoughts through the poll and comments below! The Question: Do you think the milder "darn" and "heck" words are okay for MG books? How about for Christian fantasy? This question came up after I read author friend Claire M Banschbach's … Continue reading Are These Milder Words Okay For MG Books or Christian Fantasy Books? #FishingForAnswers #books
My haikus for RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Challenge–a fun activity and contest that is open for everyone to participate, and helps keep our creative writer’s mind active! This week’s words are: Pine & Grief. “Burdens” Snow burdens the pine Dripping grief, a heavy weight, Waiting for dawn’s light. ~ “Chocolate Longing” Zombie eyes pine through The glass, a … Continue reading Haikus: Burdens & Chocolate Longing
“Disaster” To trust in luck is Recipe for disaster, A world without hope.
I was tagged by lovely author Rachael Ritchey for this fun Day and Night reader's blog tag! I'm finally getting around to doing this and other tags and awards, taking a little break from editing so I can do something else for a change. 🙂 Thank you for tagging me, Rachael ! ❤ Okay, now for … Continue reading D.A.Y and N.I.G.H.T Book Tag #amreading