Svatura Aging Timeline

I'm going to geek out in this blog post - just warning you up front. While I have a creative side that is expressed through my writing, by day I am a business analyst and totally love my spreadsheets. I am also a paranormal/fantasy/science fiction geek and I find details to be important in those... Continue Reading →

Taking Advantage of the Opportunity to Revise

As many of you know, my upcoming releases - the 4 books of the Svatura series - were originally self-published. My publisher, The Wild Rose Press, contracted them in January and we'll be released all 4 in October. It's now been 3 years since I released the first book (my first book ever). In that time I've written... Continue Reading →

Begging, Editing, Writing, & Ideas

That's right, I am in several different phases on several different projects at the moment. You know how much I love to be busy. Well, we're in a holding pattern on the move right now as we wait for our house to sell, so what better time to go crazy on my writing, right? (Actually,... Continue Reading →

My Self-Editing Checklist

Over the years, between feedback from critique groups/beta readers/editors, various workshops, and personal habits I've realized, I have gathered a checklist of self-editing items about a mile long. Curious what I fine-tune? Come check out the list. (Fellow writers - I'd love to hear what else is on your check list!)

The Little Things: And, But, So, Then…

At the moment I'm balancing several projects in various states. I was in the process of getting beta reads done on my contemporary skydiving book and got feedback from Wendy that I'd developed the habit of starting sentences with "And" and "But" more frequently. Sure enough, I did a search and it was an embarrassing... Continue Reading →

I Like, Therefore I Write…

One reason I became an author--second only to needing to do something about the voices in my head--was it gave me a chance to write books I would like to read. How many times have you read a book or seen a movie but wished you could change something about it? If you make up entirely... Continue Reading →

Five Word Friday (Feb 20, 2015)

Five Word Friday is my goofy way of sharing what’s top of mind for me each week – usually writing related, but not always. If you think it’s a fun concept, I invite you to reciprocate with your own five words/topics that are top of mind for you – either in the comments below or... Continue Reading →

Going Cruising!!!

I am going on a cruise! It's the Fun In The Sun Cruise sponsored by the Florida RWA chapter. I will be on a Royal Caribbean cruise to Cozumel with a bunch of other romance writers, editors, agents, and speakers. Do you know how excited I am!?!?! I usually never post about vacations until after... Continue Reading →

The Little Things: Chapter Length

Often times, the little things are what count the most. I find that to be true both in life and in writing. In this series of blog posts, I plan to take a look at some of the little things I've learned over the years as a writer and share what I've found most effective... Continue Reading →

Time for a Break

I feel like I'm coming to the end of a very long journey that started way back in May of 2014. It's a road I put myself on, and I'm thrilled with the results, but also extremely ready for a break. May - Write Paranormal, Submit Paranormal Last May started with a workshop that resulted in my... Continue Reading →

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