So I'm making some changes to my goal list for this round, mostly because I finished my book and have other things to focus on. Also, my computer will be in the shop for the next two weeks or so, meaning the audio recording is not going to happen this round at all. I just … Continue reading Ch-ch-ch-changes! #ROW80
Good morning, blog readers! The exciting part about this week is you get to hear from me. The sad part is you don’t get to hear from who I had planned. I’m going to give you a random yet important topic today. Most people think that all authors love to read. That we have loved … Continue reading A love affair with words…
As most of you know, I spent two weeks traveling around the US from the East Coast to almost the West Coast. What you don't know is that on my way back from Montana to Texas, I had an amazing visit with fellow WIPpeter and friend, Sarah Hart. She met up with me at the … Continue reading Excitement and more!
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'm sorry I haven't spent as much time on the blog this summer as I would like to be. Here's a make up post! I sincerely hope everyone had a fantastic Fourth of July. I've been working on writing ASHES FALL for Camp NaNo and I'm finally making progress on it. I've been trying to … Continue reading Update! Books in June/July
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 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 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!
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…
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
This world has been crazy the past few weeks for me. I am writing, though not on fiction (unless you are atheist, then maybe it's fiction to you). I am sermonizing. It's actually quite like writing a short story. I'll share it when I'm done. I'm also adding in music to it. Secondly, if you … Continue reading Writing and Book Launching!
Participle phrases can be a bit tricky. Basically, if you have a sentence with an "ing" word in it, you need to pay attention to what's going on! A participle is a verb that acts and pretends to be an adjective. It modifies the noun. So, now that I've probably confused you with the lingo, … Continue reading Grammar Wednesday: COMMA–participle phrase
I need to preface this post with the fact that I am NOT against cursing in books. So, I am NOT against cursing in books. Have you every seen the movie "Good Will Hunting"? I read something recently where it started to turn into that movie. For the first ten pages there were no curse … Continue reading Fucking Fucks! (Cursing in exposition)
This is one of my favorite tumblr pages of all time. Granted, I don't really tumblr, but if you're an author or aspiring to be one, these posts are HILARIOUS! Hearing about an unpubbed writer who replies to rejections with reasons why the editor/agent is wrong..
A compound sentence is made of two independent clauses. That means, in the basics, each part of the sentence can stand alone as a sentence itself. My FAVORITE example for this is from Katy Perry. "I kissed a girl, and I liked it." "I kissed a girl." and "I liked it." can both stand alone … Continue reading Grammar Wednesday: COMMA–compound sentence
meanie Katherine might possibly have made a few tears roll down my cheek. I don't know how I am blessed with such good friends, but thank you! Amazon.com: Katherine's review of Forever Burn.
My goal in 2013 is to read more books for pleasure. Last year I read exactly two books for pleasure. Actually, now that I think about it, it might have only been one book. It's not that I don't read! Please don't think that I do not read. I read almost every day (and not … Continue reading Books!
Good morning folks! (so long as you're on my side of the world). It's 9am and it's one of my favorite times of the day. This is the time of the day I spend editing =D. It's my favorite time because it's over and done with my noon. Today I'll be editing for someone else, … Continue reading Monday Morning