A Wicked Devotion Chapter 1

Hunched at my desk in the same clothes I’d been wearing on Halloween days ago, I poured over the security footage for the hundredth time. My blurred memories mixed with the CCTV recordings, leaving me with a hazy version of the truth. I watched as Maisie and Rian danced. I saw Autumn there, at a distance, her rage evident even …

I am not a company…

… and my books are not branded products. Being an author is a lonely sort of endeavor. It’s isolating. Me, my thoughts, the keyboard, and limited distractions so the three can work in harmony. Aside from my close friends and family, I’m pretty much a hermit. Like many authors, I reach out to my readers for conversation and general human …

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Silly thoughts on a cloudy day

I’m feeling pretty damn introspective today but in kind of a scatterbrained way. I had a cheat day yesterday… I blame all the carbs. So. many. carbs.   * As an author, I like to think of myself as a vessel that absorbs experiences and people. It comes naturally. I’m always the one at a party sitting to the side, …

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Photos for 6 things that will ruin a good romance novel

Drama that could be solved with one simple adult conversation Vapid, two-dimensional women Love at first sight Instant orgasms Unbelievable plots and characters “Alpha” men who are actually just abusive jerks  

A happy plotting day to you!

Today and tomorrow are my favorite kind of days. It’s just me, my massive whiteboards, the smell of dry erase markers, buckets of coffee, and my imagination. I crawl deep inside of my own head and meet new characters, reconnect with old ones, decide where and what they want to do. Not every part of writing a book is fun. …

Bloggy Bloggerson

Just a quick note that I’ve decided to start using this blog a lot more. I think it’ll just be random chatter and thoughts as I go about my writing day, so if you want to join in or spy from afar, be my guest!

Indie publishing vs Traditional

It’s David versus Goliath. Indie publishers versus the Big 5. Before the dawn of independent publishing, the following process was really the only option authors had. Write the book. Publishers don’t want ideas. They want finished products. Pitch the book to agents. Most publishers don’t deal directly with the authors. Nabbing an agent with good relationships to major publishers is …