Back in December I agreed to read a book. SHOCKING, I know. I'm a slow reader, and I almost didn't agree to read this because it was a tight deadline, but I couldn't withstand the pull of two enby characters falling in love on the page. So, let's recap. This book releases TODAY! You can … Continue reading A Jade’s Diamond by Char Dafoe #bookreview #enby #nonbinary #wlw #romance
Today, I'm officially revealing the cover for Stone's Mistake (Agent Morgan Stone #1). This book. This book, you guys. I can't even. I love it. It's a fuller expansion from a short story I wrote in 2015 called "A Blizzard's Blow" in an anthology titled Young Love, Old Hearts. I have wanted to expand this … Continue reading Stone’s Mistake (Agent Morgan Stone 1) COVER REVEAL #amreading #lesfic
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
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!
Welcome one and welcome all. As you know, I read books (who would guess that?). Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of reading R.E. Hargrave's first book in The Divine Trilogy. It's a fascinating read with interesting characters that goes deeper into the BDSM world than many of the books I've read. Today, I … Continue reading “A Divine Life” by R.E. Hargrave
Welcome to the creative buzz hop! It's been a few weeks since I've participated because of traveling, but I have so much to celebrate that I couldn't pass up this week's topic. Celebration! If you want to join in the Creative Buzz Hop, it's simple as one, ,. Write a post, a poem, a short … Continue reading Come on, let’s celebrate!
I've been slacking in my reviewing and posting about the books that I am reading. YES! I am actually reading books, so this will be a mass update. I've been reading mostly indie authors lately, gotta support and honestly a lot of them are damned good. But I have read a few mainstream books. I … Continue reading Books Updates! June 2013
I've decide the next group of grammar goodness will be about persons in writing. There are typically 3 persons, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd! Go figure, the numbers go up. First person, at least from what I have seen, is becoming far more common--that might just be because I'm seeing it more, not that it actually … Continue reading Grammar Wednesday: POV–1st person
Hmmm...hope I'm doing this correctly. WIPpet Wednesday, get a look at what I'm working on. 22 lines from the 5th chapter of the yet to be titled piece. All you need to know: Jane, human-born from Alabama; Usnavi, alien-born, sex-shifting Xanthain. They are still getting to know each other and live on a space station, … Continue reading WIPpet Wednesday — May 22 “First Kiss”
Hello everyone! I know some of you were sad that I missed last week's Grammar Wednesday, but I didn't miss it. I was in Guatemala--no interwebs for a whole week! I started to go into withdrawal. Here's your Grammar Wednesday! It's about active phrasing and passive phrasing. I apparently used to write passive phrasing, and … Continue reading Grammar Wednesday: ACTIVE PHRASING
Today I am working on editing. And not my own stuff. I finished up a Twilight fanfic (yes, I beta it...no I do not write it, nor have I read the books or the movies, so sometimes beta'ing can be quite interesting). I beta for a website called Project Team Beta, which takes on a … Continue reading Beta-reading
I wanted to share this blog and the struggles that I have been dealing with for the past "little" while. It seems over this past week to me that each person's story and struggle is important to understanding who they are and where they come from. It is also rather therapeutic for those who are … Continue reading The Failure of Time
I was writing, and I had a question. This is how I typically come up with finding grammatical rules to remember for the rest of my writing career. In my newest novel FOR BY GRACE, there is a character, Peter, who has a bad habit of quoting scripture when he's drunk. So, as a college … Continue reading Grammar Wednesday: Quoting a quote
Check this little novella out! Sarah has written a truly uplifting story. I had the pleasure of reading it before it was published, and I have to say it is well-written and an amazing read. Here's her blog post on releasing "The Coin" booksbysmiles and HERE is the link you can use to purchase it!! … Continue reading “The Coin”
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 thought I would make a post on how to find comma splices. They're not exactly the easiest thing in the world to discover. What I've noticed, in my own writing, is that I tend to have them in dialogue. This is because we don't speak like we should be a writin'. If you get … Continue reading Grammar Wednesday: COMMA SPLICE–finding them!
It's hard to struggle. I think that, and then at the same time I think that struggling just adds that much more to the story. I have officially been unemployed since December of 2011. That's sixteen months and heading right into the seventeenth. Yes, I currently work at a church twice a month doing children's … Continue reading Struggling Artist #indie
I finally put the collage together that I've been meaning to do. These are a few photos from people who bought "Forever Burn" and were kind enough to send me the photos of them holding it. I love the community, love, and care that this shows, and seeing all these smiling faces just makes me … Continue reading Forever Burn Collage
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 feel as though I need to jump on the bandwagon with this one. While yes, I mostly write lesbian fiction for publishing, I do write quite a bit of het fanfiction (actually, the majority of it). Now...I've been bad. The high majority of the time, my male characters do not wear a condom. Now, … Continue reading Condoms! Condoms! Condoms!