As I mentioned in my last post, NaNoWriMo was really good for me this year, in no small part because I was writing steadily each day. I've never felt so calm and focused while undertaking a NaNoWriMo challenge (I did have one especially great year in Camp NaNoWriMo, but that was April and this was … Continue reading Reflections on a Busy Writing Year
Hello, friends and fellow writers! If you know what NaNoWriMo stands for, odds are you might be participating. And in case you don't know, it's short for National Novel Writing Month, a special time during which most people save up for post-Thanksgiving sales, stock their fridges with ingredients for favorite holiday dishes, and prepare themselves … Continue reading NaNoWriMo is here…and I’m actually writing?
I have a new story coming out this week! Well, it's sort of a new story... "Bits," a flash fiction from the third section of ELECTRIC TREES, found a new home in the fabulously vibrant horror anthology The Needle Drops...Volume One, coming October 13 from Urhi Publishing. It has been a delight to work with … Continue reading A Horror Story and an Interview
It's been a whirlwind of a year so far, and I can't believe we're halfway through March already! As of yesterday, it's official: my short story collection ELECTRIC TREES is one month from coming into the world! This book is made up of my misfit narrative children that couldn't quite seem to find a home … Continue reading New Book, Newsletter, Interview, and More!
2020 was different. It was a notable year for many obvious reasons I don't need to get into here. What I will talk about is how the year impacted me as a writer, and what habits and plans I have in place for 2021 as a result. In 2020, I published my first novella and … Continue reading Reflections, Resolutions, and News for the New Year
Happy November, everyone! It has been a whirlwind for me since the release of NASCENT WITCH, which I can't quite believe has been in the world for over 3 weeks already. I've had some lovely shout-outs from friends and readers in that time: And a very exciting mention from Den of Geek (I might … Continue reading NASCENT WITCH, NaNoWriMo, New Project, and More!
During this magical month of September, I am counting down the weeks leading to the release of my debut novel, NASCENT WITCH! In order to celebrate this big moment, I'm launching Witchtember. What's that, you ask? Basically, Witchtember is a month-long party with a magical theme at its core: all things witch. So what can … Continue reading Happy Witchtember!
I read an interview last year that really stayed with me and has made me rethink where I stand as a creator. For a while, I thought I had a totally clear picture of the writing career I was going to build for myself, if I could. But lately, my perspective on this has changed. … Continue reading What Do I Actually Want? Thoughts on Writing, Publishing, and Creative Control
Happy New Year! 2020 is just a lovely number to look at, and I'm hoping that the year (really the decade) turns out to be just as attractive, especially as it relates to all things writing. With that said... I have news. Exciting news. In just a few short weeks, I will be putting out … Continue reading Upcoming Publication: Sibyls
I'm writing this post after having a really amazing conversation that I'll post more about soon! But until then, I'm thinking a lot about the book that I'm finishing, which has undergone several drafts over the course of many years. That's unusual for me, and I think it's a process that deserves some thought. My … Continue reading Writing Wednesday: A Long-Term Revision