Writing Projects

All of my current and new writing projects can be found here.

Kingdom of Rust

In a world where emotion is currency and life is bound by an impenetrable wall, will the question of what lurks beyond ever get answered?  With the first draft finished, all that remains is finding the right title and polishing the manuscript into a final copy.

Dark Heart Anthology

Published dark YA fantasy story in an Anthology with Marya Heiman back in 2012. Click the image for more information!

~ Tuesday Teaser ~

I don't have much this week!  Life's been pretty quiet other than getting ready for Christmas, buying Christmas gifts, ordering chainmaille (which I still need to do) for Christmas gifts and playing with kitties. What else can I say is going on?  Not much other than...

What Does It Mean To Be Done?

Is it true?  Could I be done?  I am not sure.  I finished the latest book rewrite/edits based on beta feedback, and I feel like the story is more solid.  It feels weird to be 'done' and not stressing about finding time to write.  I've got other project ideas, but...

The Distractions of Travel

I always have grand ideas to write or to plot, plan, and finish things when I travel.  I'll have all this time, I tell myself, surely I can get it all done.  Invariably, I overestimate the amount of viable available time I do have.  I usually stay up too late, sleep...

The Kitchen Sink Update

What a whirlwind summer!  Not only did my husband and I celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary, but we also bought a new house and moved.  I've had very little time for anything OTHER than being sick (all of July) and moving (all of August), and now we are in a...

A Snail’s Pace

What a crazy month!  And it's almost over, somehow.  My birthday is zooming closer and closer, and that means the end of the month looms.  And then "my month" is over.  Which always saddens me, because I LOOOOVE my month. In the midst of work busyness, we might be...

All Roads Lead Nowhere

My roads are always under construction.  But not the good kind.  Not the kind that gets better each time you drive through them, no.  I feel like I'm the 30-year construction project that only ever seems to get worse, causing traffic backups and delays.  The kind...

Life Lessons

Summer is nearly upon me.  June is my month!  Not only does it hold my wedding anniversary (15 years this year!!) but it also has my birthday!  I love my birthday.  I've never been worried about the years building behind me because I've never bought into age being a...

The First Summit

After two years in the making, I have finally written the final word on this Manuscript.  The Fucking End.  Only it's not, right?  This is the first mountain, and it might feel like the largest peak to scale, but even that's not true.  Now it's time for the first...

The Origin

Tonight, I fully intended to settle down and write some more meat to this story that is hammering to get out.  Instead, after a long day, I lazed about the living room and watched science shows on television. I had, after all, just pumped out 50,000 words over the...

An Epic Raid of Writing Proportions

It's been a while since I've last done much with updates here.  I have been struggling to put down words for a long time now.  Around June, I realized that what I wrote for Nano last April wasn't good enough.  Oh, it was good, but it wasn't good enough.  It didn't...

Inspiring Inspired Inspiration

What's been happening? It's been a few months since my last update.  Let's see, a lot has happened in even the near three-month gap.  In September, I adopted my two little muses: Summer and Winter.  They've been such a joy and have kept me pretty busy.  Plus, I was...

Reuse, Recycle, Rebuild

It's been a long time since I last updated.  A lot has happened since then! In the crazy midst of an incredibly hectic work time, I've finally found my stride.  Not only do I feel it is the right decision to re-write the story, I believe that it will be that much...

One draft, two drafts, three

The hardest part of writing is to not second guess yourself, I suppose.  I had completed the entirety of the manuscript and handed it off to a beta reader, though I suppose she ended up being more of an alpha reader.  I was really excited and the feedback I received...

What is in a Name?!

Code X: The Chosen What is in a name?  A lot!  After a bit of deliberation - okay, a LOT of deliberation - I have coined this trilogy as 'Code X', namely because that is a thread featured through the story.  The first book is about finding the one Chosen to bring...

100% Complete: Where To Now?

Untitled Novel's Update I have come to the end of the first road for my untitled project.  I completed the book on Friday, April 29th, and now I'm a little bit at a loss as to what to do next.  Not that I don't know what I want to do, but that I want a little bit of a...

100% of 50k: Excerpt #4

Camp Nano Progress I have reached my Camp Nanowrimo goal of writing 50,000 words.  This is not the end of my story, however, but it is a valued, achievable goal.  I won at the game of writing, and I will continue winning.  This is the last excerpt for a while as the...

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