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 →

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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 →

Practice, and Giving Up

Writing is a craft, a skill, as well as an artistic calling. Our muses get us to the page, but only persevering through the craft of it will some finished thing appear. The latter is where practice has been forgotten.

Solitaire; A Short Story

  Sol-I-Taire [n] 2.a game played by one person alone... 3. a precious stone, especially a diamond, set by itself... *warning: sexually explicit   Solitaire A pseudo-origin story from my Fallen Angels universe The heat of the fire singed the hair from her hands, but still, she knelt over it, absently poking the wood to send sparks into the air, barely acknowledging her immediate surroundings. Her awareness was in the thick... Continue Reading →

Dragon Soul teaser

Staring back at her reflection in the pool, she stretched her wings again, enjoying the feeling of them. Closing her eyes, she stretched her head in the breeze, imagining what it must feel like to hover above the Earth, free of her dis-belonging. With a long sigh, she opened her eyes, worried the others might... Continue Reading →

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