Redbud Blooms 2019

The Flower Moon Begins to Bloom

Hello, everyone! Today is the new moon leading up to the Flower Moon. It’s all about growth, beauty, and potential to me.

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What do I want to grow in my life? What brings me the greatest sense of joy?

Right now, it’s all about my writing. I’m well into the first draft of an ambitious effort: my first full-length Department of Homeworld Security novel. Continue reading “The Flower Moon Begins to Bloom”

Cold Moon Goals Progress

Looking back on my post for the new moon this month, I actually made a lot more progress than I realized! My planners for 2019 are set up (I actually have three of them), and though I haven’t mapped out exactly when I’ll be working on each writing project, I’m ready to roll with the next two—and I finished the novella I’ve been working on for way too long! That is some awesome progress.

My favorite thing that came out of this post, though, was a new mantra. Continue reading “Cold Moon Goals Progress”

Twists and Turns

I love being surprised by books. Even more, I love surprising my readers with my stories. The very best surprises are the ones you can look back at and think you should have seen coming. For that to work, the writer needs to leave a trail of bread crumbs.

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The results can be incredibly rewarding, even if crafting that trail can be a real challenge. And sometimes, the challenge continues even after the story ends.

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Horrormance

Writers face many challenges. One that might not be as well-known among readers is how we agonize over where our books fit in to the grand world of fiction. I’ve rarely met a writer who hasn’t at one point wondered what genre they should use to help readers connect with their works.

So, what do you do when you can’t find a genre that really fits your work? Why, you make up a new one, of course. And thus, the genre of Horrormance was born.

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Hoodie Weather!

The joy of cooler weather doesn’t end with knitting. I’m a huge fan of hoodies, and love it when the temperatures get to a point where I can wear them. Functional pockets and cozy warmthwhat’s not to love?

Last year, I decided to amp my hoodie-love factor by designing hoodies that had my series logos on them. This one is my favorite ❤

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Eventually, I’d like to figure out how to make a badge with that logo and sew it on to a black leather jacket, along with “Honorary Blade”. That would be so much fun!

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