Maintenance Week

Werewolves is turned in and as clean as I can get it. And because I was feeling ambitious I also turned in the Omnibus Edition of Monsters of Pittsburgh And so starts Maintenance Week. Every three or four months, I have work to do for the publishing side of the business, whether it’s making banners […]

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 […]

The other side of the business

I finished my Nanowrimo ahead of schedule, which is great, because I have sorely been neglecting my publishing business. Which I know sounds weird since finishing my Jeff stories means I have enough material to publish for a year. But self-publishing isn’t just about the writing. I am my own marketing team. Which is why  I […]

…and DONE!

33503 words! Woot! Finished it last night! I’m mean there are some HUGE plot holes and the fights are really, really lame, but the basic plot is written! The rest of July and August is dedicated to pushing Uncommon Animals.  This week I’ll clean (metaphoric) house. I changed my cover for the book because it […]


I haven’t finished my Nano… *hangs head.* I want to, but it’s an action sequence… and a LONG one. Even wore, I can see the plot holes that run over the three pieces. They are to be expected. I’ve banged this bad boy out over three weeks with no editing. Normally, I’d just put off […]


That’s the number of words I left to right to hit my Nanowrimo goal of 30,000 words. Unfortunately, I have about 6,000 more words until the story ends. Still, it feels good to be this close to done. It feels amazing to know that when I finish this story, I’ll have a year’s worth of publishing […]

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. […]

Fight Scenes

I hate them. Well, I hate writing them. Which is odd, given my choice of genre. The truth is that I’m terrified of repeating myself, and I have a lot of fight scenes. So much like my introductions and explanations, I spend a lot of time rereading my fight scenes and making sure that I’m […]

Both a blessing and a curse

I’m pretty sure that I have ADD. I know, I know, self-diagnosis is THE most obnoxious thing ever, but my oldest has been professionally diagnosed with ADHD, and my parents often chuckle when I tell them stories about his day, and usually find a similar story about me. So I think I’m on safe ground […]

Me? I chose the road…

That I usually travel. Though to my credit, I’m usually on my own. Okay, let me explain this, now that I’ve seriously misquoted Frost. Yesterday, I had a dilemma. I had a plan for these Jeff stories, but I got what felt like a better idea. Unfortunately, it would easily add an extra few thousand […]