As the title states, the short story I've been working on a majority of this week is now finished, save for a spell check. Which is good because it's due tomorrow. With luck, I will actually have it turned in tonight. That's my goal. Plus, my day included a two hour nap. I'm starting to … Continue reading Short story finished
I finished the 8th Loki adventure today, and then I cried. I should have finished the story yesterday. The end was in sight. I knew where I was going and what needed to be done, but I needed to go shopping. After five hours of driving around town to get all my shopping in as … Continue reading Today of all days
Let me gaze into my crystal ball and see if a new Loki short novel is coming soon. Oh, look! There it is. Part of the reason it took me so long to work on Sacred Knight #5 and #6 is because I was also off doing side quests in other stories. I wrote a … Continue reading Is a new Loki Adventure in the future?
I recently signed up for a lifetime subscription on a course package offered by Dean Wesley Smith on Teachable. Sometimes I just need reminders on my writing and I love the way Dean phrases things. He's blunt and honest. Don't expect warm fuzzies. I like that. It's an eye-to-eye level approach and I know it … Continue reading A Wise Friend
One question I am frequently asked is: How much longer until such-and-such book is out? That's always a hard question to answer. However, in my roaming this week I discovered progress bars on another author's website in regards to where the books were at. My first question was, "How did he do that?" immediately after … Continue reading How much longer?
Trust the process - an affirmation for telling stories even when the path doesn't make sense.
One of my favorite things about being a “discovery writer” (that’s someone who doesn’t plot a story out, though I am thinking that some planning would help, but that’s a blog for another day) is finding little bits of story that are gems waiting to be uncovered. There’s one “gem” though that I’ve been waiting … Continue reading Mysteries of Lilinar
Did you know that Rivic's story, Tangled Magic, almost didn't happen? As I was working on the first three books of the Sacred Knight series and thinking about Alityka's part, I started seeing scenes with Rivic and Alityka. I even wrote several of these scenes down. All were from Alityka's point of view. Then in … Continue reading How Rivic’s story almost wasn’t
Ah, yes... in the post of my weekly chapter last Friday, I did mention that I would talk about why I'd been absent. Look at how well I dodged that! Hehehehe! Okay, well, if you figured from the not so discrete announcement, I've been busy getting Tangled Magic up. I had so wanted to let … Continue reading Tangled Magic
I feel like I've spent weeks working on the plot design for five different novels. Oh, wait! I have. One of many of my whiteboards - blurred to prevent spoilers So the whiteboard above is just one of many that I used to help piece this story together. This board is actually directly tied to … Continue reading Palladium – Chapter 38