There comes a bittersweet moment for every author. They realize the end of writing the first draft of their book is near. Then they become filled with a happy panic. Happy because YES! The goddamn #shittyfirstdraft is finally done. Time to rewrite. Panic because OMG…time to rewrite. Rewriting (or, in some cases, dissecting plotlines and revising… Read More Is This The End? 3 Ways to End Your Novel With a Bang!
When I wrote The Cougarette in 2015, I only dreamed that one person would read my scribbles. Now here I am, two years and eight books later, and fans of the series keep me encouraged to write! I always wished for a venue beyond Tweets, blogpost, and reviews to touch bases with my loyal (and… Read More Introducing…The Filth Mob!
NaNoWriMo begins in less than forty-eight hours. So come 11:59pm on Halloween evening, I will be hunkered down over my laptop, locked and loaded to begin my November journey toward fifty thousand words. I should be an old pro at this. I even self-published my 2014 and 2015 winners, garnering over a hundred reviews between the two novels.… Read More My Scary Weekend Before NaNoWriMo
I was asked by the Chicago Writers Conference to submit a write up about my experience at the celebrated event. I jumped at the chance to sing CWC’s praises. I’ve written about my love for the conference in 2015 – my first time in attendance. This time, I talk about the three things about CWC… Read More Three Reasons Why #CWC16 Motivates My Writing
The Iowa City Book Festival holds a special place in my literary heart. The 2015 book fair was my first public event, my introduction to the Creative Corridor as an official indie author. I was proud, nervous, and elated all at the same time. I put a fair amount of prep into every detail: the… Read More Make the Best of the Fest: Five Keys to Book Fair Success