It's that time of year again, when all my writer friends are having crazy fun getting started with NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). I always feel a pull to join them, and this year is no different. It's also the same in that I'm in the middle of a big piece that I really need … Continue reading To Nano, or Not to Nano
I've heard people say, "Writing begets writing" (if you know the origin of this excellent quote, please let me know in the comments!). I find this to be absolutely true. For me, writing doesn't just lead to more writing. It leads to more creativity in general. Traveling along the writer's path, I've learned so many … Continue reading Creative Endeavors
There's so much to be happy about this week. I think it's time for another list! An awesome launch for my latest short, sexy, Scifi novella, Duration of Stay. Gray Card hanging out in the top 100 for short Scifi/Fantasy reads for weeks (mostly). A new short, sexy, Scifi novella all wrapped up and … Continue reading Focusing on Happiness—Week Fifty
What's making me happy this week: seeing readers enjoy Duration of Stay! Yesterday was release day for Duration of Stay, and it hit the top 100 in short (2-hour) Scifi/Fantasy reads! And stayed there! (It's still there as of my writing this). At one point, this happened: TWO of my books were in that top … Continue reading Focusing on Happiness—Week Forty-Nine
What's making me happy this week: getting a new book ready for print! But which cover will it be... You'll have to wait to find out! 😀 It's been really fun talking to readers about it, though ❤ I hope your creative projects are bringing you happiness as well!
What's making me happy this week: room to breathe. I think it's pretty apparent that I've been really, really busy for the past two years (actually, it's more like three, with stuff going on behind-the-scenes). I had a vision for where I wanted my writing to be, and was intensely focused on getting there. "Phase … Continue reading Focusing on Happiness—Week Forty-Six
When we research how to make a living as a writer, people talk about being serious about our writing and treating it like a job. We hear that writers need to defend our writing time. We need to take our work seriously so that others will as well. We need to connect to the right … Continue reading Treat it Like a Joy
Two years ago today, my first book was published and the world of Summer Park was born—along with my publishing career. It was a wonderful experience and I learned so much through it—and in the years that followed. I have been busy, my friends, as my ever-growing sidebar attests to. Creating books from start … Continue reading Happy Anniversary, Publishing Career!
Wow, I can hardly believe I've been doing these posts for forty weeks already! They've definitely helped me to keep my focus onto the positive things in my life 🙂 What's making me happy this week: visible progress. There are plenty of milestones in creating a book. Deciding on the initial idea, figuring out the … Continue reading Focusing on Happiness—Week Forty
I noticed something peculiar early in my life. No one looked like me. Not my family, not my neighbors, not my friends. No one. My parents were both brunettes. Dad had brown eyes, and mom's were slate-gray green (mine are green with flecks of blue). My features, hair, and eyes didn't match anyone in my … Continue reading 11 Years on an Alien Planet