May 9, 2019

So all has been quiet on this front for some time. Ever since the paperbacks showed up, actually. This is because real life has stolen more of my time than I wished it would. Alas, let's get on with this update.

In Writing News:

I got stalled on the rewrite of BE. It h...

September 14, 2018

Well, after many hours laboriously highlighting things to delete, rewriting whole scenes, adding new scenes, and fixing typos, I can officially say that Avens D3 is now finished. What this means is that it's now time for draft 4 (D4). After the note taking of D2, and t...

September 11, 2018

Avens is on GoodReads! This means that you can go and add it to your to-read lists now! (Please????)

I swear the hardest part for me on any book (other than acknowledgements) is the back cover blurb. There were at least eight drafts of this thing in various locations be...

June 1, 2018

If any of you have paid attention to this site in the past, you know that I was doing everything minimal. Not anymore. The site has undergone some renovations that may seem minor to you, but were actually grueling work hours for me.

First of all: it has its own domain....

May 17, 2018

Imagine this: You're asleep comfortably in bed with your significant other. Then, at 4:30am, you hear your phone start announcing incoming text messages. Your first reaction after hearing about 4 in a row is to think that something is wrong. You get to around eight of...

February 18, 2018

So I haven't been on here in a while, and that's inexcusable, I know. The truth of the matter is that the snafu with Hawthorn really did bum me out a lot and I sort of threw myself into my writing instead of dealing with the issues. I do plan to turn that around soon,...

September 26, 2017

Well, it's finally happened. Hawthorn is officially off to formatting. With a few last-minute additions such as acknowledgments and dedication to take place, this beast of a manuscript will finally be in the last stages of become a real-deal book!

And now that that's ou...

July 28, 2017

So I have mentioned this before on my FB page that I write almost exclusively with the help of Scrivener and Google Docs. I can no longer even look at a Word document without a sense of disdain for its superfluous bullshit. Alas, however, there is one advantage it has...

May 19, 2017

So, the weather hates me.  For the past week, I've been trying to figure out the best time, location, and pose for the cover photo for Hawthorn.  Guess what it's been doing for the past week?  Temperature spikes, temperature drops, clouds, sun, rain, and some very vici...