THE THREE THRONES

taking a break from the lowercase post title aesthetic I had going because TODAY IS THE RELEASE DAY FOR THE THREE THRONES AND I COULD NOT BE MORE EXCITED AND YOU SHOULD BE EXCITED TOO.

Pardon me for yelling.

The Three Thrones - eBook

But it’s just a bit surreal. I can’t help but freak out a little. Seven years of daydreaming, outlining, writing, editing, and stressing that in the end, it might not actually happen, and here we are. Continue reading “THE THREE THRONES”

This (Un)Professional Writing Blog

“Be yourself.”

It’s a trite phrase by now, drained of its meaning by repetition. We’ve heard it everywhere—pop songs, Disney movies, YA books. Writers, especially, get told variations on this theme all the time. Find your “voice.” Embrace your individuality. Draw inspiration from your personal experience.

And don’t get me wrong, it’s all good advice.

If only we actually took it. Continue reading “This (Un)Professional Writing Blog”

It Must Be Green

You may think that writers are independent, autocratic individuals who spend hours with fingers glued to their laptop keys, hammering out words. You might think that a writer is someone who is snobbish and protective of their precious work. Someone ready to explain away every plot hole and rationalize the importance of the most minor characters.

And, yeah, you’re right. Continue reading “It Must Be Green”

Current Bookshelf

I get fidgety when I’m not writing anything.

And right now I have nothing to write. Don’t get me wrong—I’m working on multiple projects right now. But one of them is Book #3 in The Reinhold Chronicles, and that mammoth of a draft needs words to be cut, not added. I also have a super exciting concept for my next novel after the Reinhold books, but that’s just an outline—and most of it’s still just a bunch of junk rolling around in my brain.

So, yeah, I haven’t been using much more than the backspace key lately. Is this sentence absolutely necessary? How about this dialogue tag? Why say “sat down” when you could just say “sat”? Why have her sit at all when she’s just going to stand a few lines down? Really, really, deliciously exciting work. It’s necessary (Book #3 is currently 646 pages) but fun, it is not.

I realized that I’m filling the writing hole with reading—a lot of it.  Continue reading “Current Bookshelf”