Write story. Distribute e-book. Earn royalties. Boom! You're a professional writer...right? If you’ve got only one or two books in mind, this is a fine approach. Starting and managing a writing business probably isn’t worth the hassle for a single memoir or how-to manual. But for independent authors planning numerous titles, a formal business has two … Continue reading Three (Surprisingly Simple) Steps to Registering a Writing Business
Well, that was fast. It feels like only a few weeks ago I was lacing up my trainers for my New Year's Day run and feeling bittersweet about the Syzygy-themed songs on my workout playlist. But 2018 quickly accelerated to warp speed. Calendar leaves turned more quickly than pages in an engrossing novel, but a … Continue reading Running Through Writing: Year-End Review 2018 (and a look ahead at 2019)
"I never saw that coming!" more than one reader has exclaimed about the plot twists that characterize my books. But for someone obsessed with placing unexpected obstacles in her stories, I struggle mightily with them in real life. This weekend I visited family out of town this weekend and had a lovely time…until I went to … Continue reading Real-Life Plot Twists: How Storycraft Saved My Weekend
Today marks the autumn equinox. Fall is finally here...and so is the fifth installment of the the Syzygy hexalogy! Red Shift arrives October 17. What kind of trouble have Ash and Skye gotten themselves into now? "The long-divided clans of lunar survivors reconnect at last, but a century of distrust isn't easily overcome. Determined to … Continue reading Publication Announcement: “Syzygy Pt V: Red Shift”
As summer draws to a close, so does my mad blitz to finish the Syzygy series. I plunged into the story like the deep end of a pool, drafting nearly 60,000 words in about six weeks. That's an unprecedented rate of productivity for me. Now, with Red Shift in the hands of my beta readers … Continue reading New Season, New Site!