My time for writing originals is certainly not over, but I have been working on fanfiction, toying with the plots (which involve mostly sex) and characters. I know that there are quite a few people who do not agree with fanfic, who think it's a complete violation of the rights of the owners/creators of the … Continue reading Fanfic mistakes and pleasures
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 have been asked so many times in the past few weeks why I'm still in school studying to be a minister if my passion is obviously in writing and writing only. The answer is that I have many passions, and that God told me to be a minister. I don't know if you've ever … Continue reading The Brick Wall of God
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 have an abundance of ideas. This is not abnormal for me. I'm currently in the middle of three novels, two being edited and one that I just started writing. I am also working on, in my head of course, the sequel to Forever Burn, called either Ashes Fall or Blaze, Fire, Blaze and the … Continue reading Abundance of ideas…
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
C. Start a new sentence Starting a new sentence when encountering a comma splice will put more emphasis in both independent clauses and will create a larger break. When you have a long run-on sentence (as in example 5), then you will most likely want a new sentence start. This gives the reader a break … Continue reading Grammar Wednesday: COMMA SPLICE–new sentence
I had an ex. OMG, I know. I had an ex. Anyway, my ex used to complain about never writing even though it was a favorite hobby and we both loved to do it together. This particular ex, used to say that she could only write when inspiration hit her on the head. My typical … Continue reading Inspiration
“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!
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 wasn't ever planning on writing this post, but after reading a chapter and editing it for someone, I feel it's absolutely necessary. So, here we go. WRITERS! YOU NEED TO DO YOUR RESEARCH! Okay, whew! I said it. Here's the thing. It's okay to elaborate and to expand, and yes, to use hyperbole, but … Continue reading Wrongs compounded by wrongs…
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…
Hey y'all (yes, I've been living in Texas far too long). This is a blog hop. Don't know what that is? Good, I didn't either for a bit. Basically, this is a way to learn about some awesome and cool indie authors. I answer a few questions and give them a shout-out! I want to … Continue reading The Next Big Thing: Blog Hop March 20, 2013
Things that should be in every writer's contract. bahahahaha I WISH!
Our new grammatical issue to look at, for the next five weeks or so, is the comma splice. Are you ready? This one has been the bane of my existence since my early college years. My prof would go through and take red marker to ALL my comma splices, and let me tell you, that … Continue reading Grammar Wednesday: COMMA SPLICE–coordinating conjunction
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