Original Poem: “Blaze”

I can’t stop the story: The movement, The pain, The dancing of visuals Carved in my brain, The eager compulsion, That cry of my soul, The frenzy, The vision that’s burning a hole In my mind. I can’t shake it. It’s mine, this I know— My quest, not another’s, For only I’m full Of this […]

Guest Post at Brianna Merritt’s Blog

Brianna Merritt invited me to guest post on her blog today. I wrote on how having a “thick skin” isn’t the most important thing when it comes to sharing our creative work: What if, in spite of all my logical mental preparation, I can’t handle negative reviews? What if I’m a pathetically oversensitive snowflake after […]

Exciting Author News!

Hi, everyone! As you may have heard through Facebook or Twitter, I have some exciting news to share – In the next few days I will be releasing my first short story ebook! THREADBARE is a YA contemporary fantasy story, full of action and feels, and I am so excited to share it with you. It’s truly straight out […]

What Really Happens When You Set Aside a WIP After 10 Years of Revisions

An Autobiography of the Past 7 Months in GIF Form Last June I set aside the trilogy I’d been striving to revise for 10+ years, because I could no longer see the forest for the trees and it had problems I could not see a way to fix. It’s gone about like this… Step One: First, […]

The Joy of Writing Giveaway & Editing Launch!

SURPRISE! It’s a giveaway!! A year ago, I created #WIPjoy as a way for authors to connect, support each other, and rediscover their passion for their WIPs.  Many of you have told me over the past year that #WIPjoy helped you plug into the author community and find enthusiasm again.  That makes me so happy! Now it’s […]