Light at the End of the Tunnel?

I finished the fourth draft last week, and if all goes well, that should be my last revision. Now I’ve just got to send it back out to my team, make the necessary edits, and do a few polishing runs. I’m finally approaching the end of this tunnel!

The publication timeline is slowly coming into focus, but I don’t have a date yet. Part of that will depend on my cover artist. Hopefully I’ll have a better idea in the next month or so.

Now that I’m getting so close to the end, I’ve started looking ahead to book two. I’m really excited to get back into editing that one. It’s actually the first novel I wrote–way back in 2010. The story needs a lot of work. And, I realized, it’s another red-headed protagonist. Which, oops. I swear I only have two! =)

2016 Roundup: My Year in Stories

2016 was a harrowing year, for me and most other people. Still, I can’t deny there were some good things in my year. I completed edit three of my WIP, and wrote novel number seven during NaNoWriMo. I visited Colorado twice–once for my niece’s graduation, and again for my parents’ 50th anniversary. It was fun visiting family and getting out to explore my home state. Plus, my parents came out to visit twice, which made for some fun adventuring right here at home. And, of course, adventure is essential to keeping a writer happy!

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Reasonable Expectations

When I finished writing “the book” in December of 2013, I knew it would be the first of my novels that I would publish. The other four, written between 2009 and 2012, would sit on the shelf and await their turn. “High-lariously,” I had thought those turns would come sometime over the subsequent three years, but here it is nearing the end of 2016, and I’m not even done with the final draft of book one.

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Update; Thoughts on Ocean’s Eight

It’s been a couple of months since my last update, mostly because I have little to report. I finished draft three in early July and decided to make some structural changes to the story. This means that draft four won’t be the polishing draft I’d hoped it would be, which in turn means I’ll have to bump my release back to fall or winter. HOWEVER, I am okay with that. I would rather delay my release than put out a story I’m not completely happy with. So, I’ll be updating the website soon to reflect my new launch plans.

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Summer Update & Bullet Journals!

Still plugging away on draft three. I’m bumping the book launch to fall, but stay tuned to the blog for the title/blurb reveal, cover reveal, book trailer, and other pre-launch goodies!

In the meantime, I wanted to talk about something I’m really excited about lately: BULLET JOURNALING!

Before you quietly X out of this post, let me briefly explain…

Bullet Journaling:  What It Is and Why I Like It

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