Origins

Author C. M. Martens' blog series on her upcoming series debut: The Journey of the Fool This series has been marinating in my head for some weeks, ever since my appearance on KimmersBooks Podcast. The question of inspiration; of where our stories rise up from and the process in which they get written, is common,... Continue Reading →

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Branding: Day 2

Webinar I joined in on a webinar yesterday evening called Your First 10,000 Readers given by Nick Stephenson and Joel Friedlander. Now, I'm not completely a noob on the marketing/branding theories. I understand the knowledge that you need an email capture to lead to a thing that leads to a thing that leads to sales.... Continue Reading →

Branding: Day 1

Why Bother? It's time to take this seriousness to the next level, or any level if we're being real about it. As my social media handle suggests (@MPotentialite) I have my hand in a few jars. Naturally, this leads to a bit of a focus problem and everything I've been trying to do over the... Continue Reading →

30 Days, 50K words

I think it was last December, so about a year ago, that I first discovered NaNoWriMo (thanks to all those #bookstagramers and #amwriters I follow on IG). I remember thinking that I wouldn't want to feel so pressured to write; that if I couldn't just be getting it done, then I wasn't worthy, and no... Continue Reading →

NanoWriMo: Week 1

Week one of my first National Novel Writing Month participation is coming to a close. Definitely a great decision on my part (it happens occasionally) to jump in. I've shown up. I've gotten great word counts in, and most importantly, I've been forced to follow a rule of first drafts that I usually ignore, which... Continue Reading →

Expressly Forbidden

I've been expressly forbidden by my beta readers to edit while they're working on their notes, which gives me time to work on my other project, Dragon Soul. There's also a book haul I just came home with yesterday to dive into. Yay for free time.... This forbidding me to meddle in my work also... Continue Reading →

Fool’s Journey- 1st 50 pages

The Alpha stage is over for the front quarter of the book, and on to Beta... Let me know what you think! Silvery light from a full moon filtered through a scattering of clouds, illuminating the stone markers of the dead as pinpricks of reflected light that stretched out ahead of her, disappearing into the... Continue Reading →

First Chapter Updates

While I've been posting my first-ish draft here, I thought I'd post the changes in a separate post. The first epilogue chapter got cut, but I'm still holding on to the idea of adding one, only from the POV more directly involved with real-time events that shed a vague light on how Desiree was augmented.... Continue Reading →

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