Hey y'all (I can say that since I live in Texas). I was interviewed by Aaron Speca, an amazing, amazing person. The interview went live today. I have to say, this is was the funnest interview I have done so far. He did a great job on it. ALSO!!!!! On a more exciting note, there's … Continue reading Interview with Aaron Speca & Cover Reveal for “Dying Embers”
I am paving the way toward professionalism in this little world called writing. Yesterday, I was awarded (it's a bidding thing) the job of copy-editing someone's novel. And they're actually going to pay me for it! I've been copy-editing and beta reading for people for the last few years, all for free. This is a … Continue reading Paving the way…
I can see it. Almost taste the joy of crossing that line and being done with the first major round of editing on this novel. There's another finish line that I want to write about today, too. Sarah Hart is publishing her first novella called "The Coin." It's an uplifting and in-depth story. Everything for … Continue reading Finish Line
I have not worked on FOR BY GRACE since last Monday. Oh. My. God! It's insane! I had one whirlwind of a week between class assignments and extra events. My friend had an art show in Friday night, then two of my friends got married on Saturday (to each other, not two different weddings), then … Continue reading Getting back into it
I have a ton of stuff to do today. None of it is actually "due" but I need to get it done. So, why am I blogging? As a procrastination method. One of my really good friends told me the other day... "Adrian, even your procrastination is productive! What even?!" Well, it is. So what … Continue reading Productive Procrastination
“It is. I’m holed up in the security office if you ever want to stop by.” “My section is on the other side of the mall. You know, that part by Santa. Why do parents have to go all insane? Why can’t everyone just stay calm and have a good time anymore? It’s all about … Continue reading For by Grace TIDBITS!
Been editing this evening!! My stuff and chapters for others. Either way, I am making progress on my wall Before. Current.
In my current novel, from the first few chapters, it should be pretty obvious that this is NOT a romance novel. I work with a website called Project Team Beta to find my beta readers and editors. This is the third novel that I have pushed through their site and it might possibly be the … Continue reading To continue on romance…
Okay peoples! Sirena wrote this in a blog post, and I feel the need to reiterate the fact that NOT EVERY NOVEL HAS TO BE ROMANCE! and that NOT EVERY NOVEL IS A ROMANCE NOVEL. I have some wonderful beta's right now. Before I got them, I had to send my chapters through "transit." Basically, … Continue reading On romance in a not romance novel….
I have let it slip a few times what the actual title of this novel is, but this is the actual 100% totally awesome reveal! Are you ready? Are you really, really ready? All right...The title is............. For by Grace =P This novel follows the life of Deputy Grace Halling and her day to day … Continue reading Super Secret Project (that’s not so secret) Title REVEAL!
I just got home from one of the longest days at school. I'm looking forward to tonight and relaxing with a good friend and a great meal (that she's cooking for me!). So, I checked my mail and in it was a really small, inconspicuous letter. I open in up and WOW! I feel so … Continue reading Good things come in small packages…
So...I finished writing my 85k word novel yesterday in a massive rush of typing away during spring break and now...now I'm not sure what to do. Spending so much time on one project, where my entire focus is only on that, is fantastic but when finished leaves a very odd feeling. It's like a large … Continue reading The Downward Spiral
Hey guys! So my writing was slow today. Sadly it had to do with a lot of pain in my wrist. So instead of pushing through to finish, I'm just going to do that tomorrow. Here's what I did today! It's one of my favorite chapter titles ever and I will actually tell you why. … Continue reading Battery Assault
Oh goodness! Yesterday I surpassed even my own expectations and was up crazy late writing. So...that's why this post comes to you now. I finished three chapters yesterday. Fender Bender and an Asshole, Son of God, & Whiskey and Wine. Goodness! But I'm very close to being done with the major writing aspects of this … Continue reading Holy cow!
I finished two chapters today (one is short, I swear I'm not THAT insane). I am, however, working on chapter 11. There are 15 total currently, but I might drop one. We'll see. The first chapter (aka ch 9) has some really important stuff in it. And ch 10 tells a bit more background for … Continue reading In the Line & Conspiracy to Commit
Yes, that is the title of the chapter. No, I will not tell you more! This chapter was easy to write until the end and then I blundered like a baby while I wrote the last two thousand words or so. It was so emotional for the main character I just couldn't help myself. Anyway, … Continue reading Drunken Jesus
Here's what I have been working on today! I'm finally getting back into writing after a very busy month of traveling, school and illness. My goal this week (which also happens to be my Spring Break) is to finished writing this super secret project that's not so secret. That means writing about 8,000 words a … Continue reading Schrodinger’s Cat
This is what I've been working on most of the day. It's got one of my favorite scenes! The scene is based in truth. I worked with law enforcement and heard a call similar to this one. Although, the way it's written is from a very different POV and its greatly exaggerated.
I finished writing chapter 4 of the super secret project that's not so secret yesterday. It took longer than I expected and the chapter itself is a bit shorter than I thought it would be (my guess is that'll change in edits), but it is finished for the first draft. This chapter was incredibly intense … Continue reading One up, One down
Wrote about 8k words today! My original goal was 5k and I upped it to 10k. I'm satisfied and taking the rest of the night off. This project is turning out to be amazing! I'm so excited for it! In 2,000 more words, I'll be a quarter of the way through my original plot (always … Continue reading Devil’s Advocate