Thursday, April 12, 2012


So today started off with a call from Canada and a chat with my mentor as to what classes I should take for grad school. Really exciting stuff. I got it all taken care of and now it's on to plotting!
I always hear different takes on plotting, and you know what? I don't think I've found my perfect niche yet. I'm a very bar bones kind of plotter, who writes by the seat of my pants. I'm really trying to change that because when I reach a lull in my story or a transitional stage I'm usually stuck for a good while before I can overcome the hurdle. So today I'm trying to plot out my newest story idea very thoroughly. So far it's bar bones, I figure I'll get the majority of the story out and then flesh it in.
I'm really hoping this will help the writing process go faster and keep me on track. It's a little slow going (thus this blog post ;) ) but I really want to stick with it and find my perfect plotting method. I've already eaten my share of carrots for the day, so those plot bunnies better get a move on in my brain!
What about you guys? What do you do for plotting? Are you plotters or write-by-the-seat-of-your-pants kind of people?

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Got my Twitter account up today. The link will be posted on my 'contact me' page. Now I have to get used to tweeting as well as blogging. Blogging to me seems easier, there's just something about only having 140 words to write... Lol.
I'm still working on my questionnaire. My goal is to finish it by the end of the week. I only have a few things left to fill in. Everything else is taken care of but I'll probably go through it a few times to make sure I like all my answers. Right now I'm working on a short 'about my book'. It's similar to what you'd find on the back cover of the book. This is always fun and challenging, I like the idea of hooking someone into reading more and really making my characters and story stand out. Wish me luck!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Book Two...Done!

I just finished the first draft of my second book in The Guild of Truth series (Silent as the Grave is book number one). It's a pretty awesome feeling to type, 'The End.' This brings all the novels I've written and finished up to 7! Wow.
Now, I let this book sit for a little bit while I start plotting other works. There's this one story idea that just won't seem to leave me alone...
Anyway, I think now I'm going to go for a run, enjoy some of this 80 degree weather, and finish up my author questionnaire that I swear is never ending! Lol.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Author Photos

Had fun roaming the backyard today in search of good lighting to take some author photos. Got some good ones. It was one of the last things on my to-do list for my author questionnaire. Now it's time to finish it up and ship it back to my editor.
As for the writing, my second book is so close to being finished. So close! Seriously, I only have a couple thousand more words, if that. I should finish it up in a few days if all goes well. Then starts the beloved self-editing process...bum bum buhhhh.

Friday, April 6, 2012

First blog post!

Finally got a blog up and running. Hopefully I'll be able to turn this into my official headquarters.
Still waiting on finalized title and cover for my book, tentatively titled Silent as the Grave. I can't wait to see what the art department at Crimson Romance has come up with. *crosses fingers*
Still waiting on editorial process as well. June, aka launch month, is fast approaching. There's still so much to do! So excited!