Writing Posts

Blood Price is “Done” (!!)

Hello, lovelies! I have finished another draft of BLOOD PRICE, my feminist epic fantasy that I've spent prolly the past two years working on. Of course, it isn't truly done. I've learned enough in my journey as a writer to know that a book is never done until it's on bookshelves or published online for all the… Continue reading Blood Price is “Done” (!!)

Writing, Writing Posts

The Muse’s Lover: Impostor Syndrome

Hello, lovelies! I hope everyone is having a good day! I'm a little sleep deprived yay new puppy still adjusting and us being forced to restart her training after almost two months in thanks to forces out of our control and I'm feeling intense amounts of jealousy over the WorldCon that so many friends and industry… Continue reading The Muse’s Lover: Impostor Syndrome

Random Musings, Writing Posts

All Praise The Beta Reader

...for without them, my books would be nothing and any reviews after their publication would just point to all errors these wonderful darlings spent so much time helping me realize needed to be addressed. Hi, hello, how are you? So, I've been slowly working through the glorious amounts of feedback from my roughly ten beta… Continue reading All Praise The Beta Reader

Writing Posts

Two Steps Back, A Million Steps Forward

Oh boy, do I have work ahead of me. Remember reading this post, where I described my revelation of recognizing when you send a manuscript out too early to be read, because it's still at the "this-book-is-shit" stage? Yeah, so I read through all of that beta feedback referenced in that post this afternoon and… Continue reading Two Steps Back, A Million Steps Forward

Writing Posts

Insights With Editing

I don't think there is any "correct" way to edit your novel. You just gotta find what works best for you in that given moment or that given manuscript and continue to strive to create the best story you can. That said, I've discovered some interesting differences editing ARTEMIS for the second time than my… Continue reading Insights With Editing

Writing Posts

Differing Opinions: Part Two

This post is a tad bit late thanks to my body going on protest against functioning in the world, resulting in me laying in bed for three days straight, running on nothing chicken noodle soup and lemon-lime Gatorade. It was meant to go up the day after I wrote Part One, where I talked about how… Continue reading Differing Opinions: Part Two

Writing Posts

My Quirks Using Beta Reader Feedback

In November, I wrote a blog post sending out a call for beta readers for two of my novels: THE RESISTANCE, an adult science fiction that's light on the sci and heavy on the gravestones; and ARTEMIS SMITH AND THE VIRTUOUS MARRIAGE QUEST, my favorite story that I've ever written about a staring artist who… Continue reading My Quirks Using Beta Reader Feedback