Writing Posts

I’m Psyched

It's crazy to realize today's the last day of February, but I think it's almost crazier still to look back and realize that, on February 1st, twenty eight days ago, I started writing the first draft of Artemis Smith and the Steam Powered Fallacy. And today, I surpassed 40,000 words. Meaning I'm writing, on average, 10,000… Continue reading I’m Psyched


Kings of the Wyld

The Nitty-Gritty Details  Title: Kings of the Wyld Author: Nicholas Eames Publisher: Orbit, Feb. 2017 Blurb: Clay Cooper and his band were once the best of the best -- the meanest, dirtiest, most feared crew of mercenaries this side of the Heartwyld. Their glory days long past, the mercs have grown apart and grown old, fat, drunk… Continue reading Kings of the Wyld

Writing Posts

Permission To Be Shit

I've needed this a lot lately. Why? Because I started writing a new book. Granted, it's going pretty well, considering I've written more in this book than I did the last two books I attempted to write (I made it to roughly 50 pages each before I tabled both of them for other projects, whereas… Continue reading Permission To Be Shit

Writing Posts

You Could Call Me Stubborn (And You’d Be Right)

Last week, I received my first rejection over Artemis Smith and the Virtuous Marriage Quest. I won't lie. That sucked. Granted, it was different from any rejection I'd received before. I'd only queried my first trilogy, The Destiny of the Dragon, before this book, and I probably received around thirty rejections total, before I stopped querying… Continue reading You Could Call Me Stubborn (And You’d Be Right)

Quest for Discovery

Quest for Discovery: Week Nine

Hello, friends! Last week was a bit of a whirlwind. With a bunch of ice hitting us throughout the week, it was a weird week, because I didn't have to go into work for two days. So instead, I got to spend a lot of quality time with my PS4 alongside my boyfriend and that… Continue reading Quest for Discovery: Week Nine

Books, Writing Posts

Embers of War

The Nitty-Gritty Details  Title: Embers of War Author: Gareth L. Powell Publisher: Titan Books, Feb. 2018 Blurb: The warship Trouble Dog was built and bred for calculating violence, yet following a brutal war, she finds herself disgusted by conflict and her role in a possible war crime. Seeking to atone, she joins the House of Reclamation, an… Continue reading Embers of War


My Odd Love For Natural Disaster Films

So, I have a really uncanny love for natural disaster films. I'm not really sure where this love came from, especially as, every tornado season, living in Tornado Alley, I find myself praying hard that a tornado won't hit us and wipe us completely off the map, devastating our town and destroying out our lives… Continue reading My Odd Love For Natural Disaster Films

Random Musings

Simply A Matter of Perspective

I wrote a post about balance the other day, specifically about trying to balance work and life, and how I'll probably never master that balance, because I don't think balancing is something you can actually master. You can only try your hardest and keep learning and adjusting as life throws things at you, no matter… Continue reading Simply A Matter of Perspective

Quest for Discovery

Quest for Discovery: Week Eight

Hey, friends! Last week was a pretty awesome week! Stayed on top of all my writing goals, ate well and worked out consistently, plus had a day that broke 60 degrees, so managed to even workout outside and enjoy the beautiful weather, as well. I started my period in the middle of last week, however,… Continue reading Quest for Discovery: Week Eight

Random Musings

Something A Little Different

So, this is the first year I'm not celebrating Single Awareness Day, but instead, celebrating Valentine's Day in all it's couply, mushy, over-priced messiness. That is...such a new feeling, for me. And I couldn't be more excited. And something that, if you've been following this blog since I started it, back in 2012, you'll know… Continue reading Something A Little Different