The second book of the T.S.O. series is coming soon! I've been working away, (and still am) to create this next adventure for the T.S.O. agents. But it's time you know at least a little something about it. So, to start off the excitement. . . In two weeks, the name of book 2 will … Continue reading T.S.O. Book Two Name Coming Soon!
Finding Doom Soon to be in Bookstores!
The wait is coming to an end! Finding Doom will soon be available for print purchases at places like Barnes and Noble, Walmart, Ingram, and more! These editions will have a different cover backing, and a unique interior format! (Table of contents included!) Make sure you sign up for the email list to be the … Continue reading Finding Doom Soon to be in Bookstores!
Something to Look for When you Begin Editing: Name Changes
In a continuation of last weeks blog post, here is a behind-the-scenes look at something I face in my own editing. Name Changing. Something I don't usually notice until I go back and reread my manuscript or start editing is name changes. I've had multiple cases where a character's name got changed halfway through the … Continue reading Something to Look for When you Begin Editing: Name Changes
Agent Z Needs You. Will You Join the Mission?
I never expected to have memory loss. As a matter of fact, I never thought I would become an agent, especially for an underground agency. Keep reading to see what Agent Z has to say.
Interview with Agent Z
"Alright, Agent Z. Let's get started." Q: What's your greatest fear?A: It would probably be messing up on an assignment, or disappointing my friends. Q: What makes you angry?A: When people are being mistreated, or when I'm lied to. Q: If you could change one thing in your past, what would it be?A: I would … Continue reading Interview with Agent Z
Importance of a Paperback. (Upcoming Book Signing)
(Keep reading to the end for information about my first in-person event!) Every reader has their own preference, eBook vs. paperback. I have always preferred reading a paperback book. Today eBooks have become very popular and a lot more people are reading them. The problem with eBooks though, if you only sell eBooks, is you're … Continue reading Importance of a Paperback. (Upcoming Book Signing)
NaNoWriMo follow up. (What goals were accomplished)
A couple weeks ago we talked about National Novel Writing Month. There was an annual challenge for writers to write a 50,000 word novel in the month of November. People who read my other post already know, but my goal for November was to finished a manuscript I was working on. I am pleased to … Continue reading NaNoWriMo follow up. (What goals were accomplished)
Your First Draft vs. Sandcastles
"I'm writing a first draft and reminding myself that I'm simply shoveling sand into a box so that I can later build sandcastles."-Shannon Hale Here is one of my favorite writing quotes. I even have it hung up in my room. Starting your book can be scary. That first draft could be the most intimidating … Continue reading Your First Draft vs. Sandcastles
Outlining Your Book (and why I wish I did it)
There are two types of writers: outliners and pantsers. I'm going to share my outlining process. First, let me clarify what a pantser is. Someone explained to me that a pantser is someone who "writes by the seat of their pants." A pantser writes without an end goal to their story in mind. Their story … Continue reading Outlining Your Book (and why I wish I did it)
Where Finding Doom Came From
Authors are often asked this very simple question: Where do you get your ideas? I myself have asked this question before. But I've come to learn, through others and through experience, that the ideas used for stories are much simpler than people think. A story idea could come from anything, from something you see, hear, … Continue reading Where Finding Doom Came From