Prepping

The month is winding down, which means publishing time for me. I have lots of stuff on my mind, tweaking my covers, how to promote, and the all consuming proofreading. I’ll probably sit down and let the computer read to me next week. I’ll live tweet it, because the robot computer voice is HILARIOUS when […]

Three weeks out

Sheepsquatch comes out in three weeks.   I’m surprisingly un-nervous. It took me a little time to get the ending right, but that’s not unusual. Finding an ending that both ends the story AND wants to make you read more is challenging. I usually end up revising all my endings extensively. But, this one is […]

Inspiration and time

It’s funny how it works. When I had time, I had no inspiration. Now that I’m living based on the alarms on my phone again, I’m suddenly writing up a storm. The good news is that I’ll have lots of material for publishing if I have to go back to work. The bad news is […]

Sheepsquatch

Publishing day came and went. Succubus had a better opening day than anything else, which is gratifying. Building an audience takes time, but I think I’m actually doing it. So now my attention switches to Sheepsquatch A ‘real’ cryptid from West Virginia. I took some liberties, because I do, but I choose this monster because […]

Gearing up

I’m getting back on the publishing train. And I do like Amazon pre-order. Sure I kind of wish there was some sort of preview beyond the book cover, but people can see exactly when things are coming out! And I have deadlines that I have to keep! I like deadlines! So my busy time is a […]

Sleep! I got some!

Not a ton, but more than I have been the past few weeks. Tonight, I’ll be putting the finishing touches on Succubus, which is nerve wracking as hell. I normally LIKE waiting until the last possible second to catch typos and missing words. However, the pre-order system on Amazon wants some reassurances, so I have […]

Word Tics

Every writer has them. Words and phrases you use over and over. And as soon as you catch one and destroy it another one pops up. Yes, I spent last night writing sentences to get rid of one of my word tics. But Succubus is better for it and much closer to being ready for […]

New week, new worries

My husband is out of town for next few days. So I am or may not get more writing done. On the one hand, it’s just me and the kids. On the other hand, they have to start practicing going to bed early and getting up and ready to start their days (no more lounging […]

Master Procrastinator

I am amazing at procrastinating. I know most people would consider writing my daily blog the night before the opposite of procrastinating.  The kicker is that it’s supposed to be a daily exercise. Now granted, I give myself one day off a week, but I’m also digressing to make a point. I don’t want to proofread. […]

Final Stretch

I finished the second Jeff story yesterday.  I’m two-thirds of the way done, and the final stretch is in sight. So I took my kids to the pool and then napped the rest of the day. Today, I’ll start to push myself and see if I can can’t get this bad boy written in a week. […]