Breaking through into the published world has been mostly pure luck for me. Staying in that world has been a series of mistakes, hundreds of thousands of questions that have even more answers, and trial and error. I am published through a small press publisher who does not have a lot of marketing—so while I … Continue reading Break through the walls…
Month: November 2013
WIPpet Wednesday!! November 20, 2013
Sorry about missing last week. I couldn't drag myself to the computer to do this (even though I skipped class and didn't even have that to contend with). NaNoWriMo is going incredibly slow for me. Meaning, I'm not really writing lately. I need to fix that if I want to even hit 0,000 words this … Continue reading WIPpet Wednesday!! November 20, 2013
Grammar Wednesday: Word Mixups – Apart v A part
There is a massive issue when these two are mixed up, mainly because they mean the complete opposite. She stood apart of the crowd. She stood a part of the crowd. Both have very different meanings. "A part" means together and with, while "apart" means separate and away from. Thus they are very different in … Continue reading Grammar Wednesday: Word Mixups – Apart v A part
Crashing into the atmosphere!
Tomorrow marks the first day of my blog tour for Dying Embers. There will be interviews, excerpts posted and spotlights all over the internet! Well, at least a small portion of the internet. I can't tell you how excited I am for this book to come out (in both senses of that term). Dying Embers … Continue reading Crashing into the atmosphere!
Grammar Wednesday: Word Mixups – Peek v Peak v Pique
These are fun ones and are very often misused. I think the easiest way to differentiate is to just write sentences with them. EXAMPLES Peek a boo! I see you! The peak was over six thousand feet high. The concept piqued the child's interest, so they gave the child more to study. We played peek … Continue reading Grammar Wednesday: Word Mixups – Peek v Peak v Pique
WIPpet Wednesday and NaNoWriMo update! November 6, 2013
Howdy! I have goodies for you! We have a WIPpet excerpt from Fallen from Grace (the one I have been doing), and we have a NaNoWriMo update!! Because the update is quicker, we'll start with that (don't ask me why I'm typing in the plural...I have no clue why). I was off to a slow … Continue reading WIPpet Wednesday and NaNoWriMo update! November 6, 2013
Grammar Wednesday: Word Mixups – Lead v Led
While lead is a word that would be used in a sentence, it is not the past tense of "to lead." Lead is actually a metal...led means "to lead" in the past tense. This is a very common mistake that is made, and I constantly have to correct it in other's work and in mine. … Continue reading Grammar Wednesday: Word Mixups – Lead v Led