I anticipated this happening when I first decided to release four books a year, but it's finally happened. I'm behind on my deadlines. Usually, at this point in the book publishing process, Valkyrie Fallen would be in the editing stages and book 6 in the late planning stages. Instead, I am still writing Valkyrie Fallen,… Continue reading Behind On Deadlines
Release week for Valkyrie Awakened lasted all of the blink of an eye, entirely unlike Valkyrie Cursed which had my full attention for every single minute. Sleeping did not happen back then. The ease of this release week has allowed a peaceful transition from releasing a book to continuing work on the sequels (and prequel).… Continue reading Back To The Grind
Among all those motivational quotes peppering our social media feeds, there's usually one about "finding your rhythm". Life is a bit like a song that we have to learn to play as we go along, hopefully sounding better over time. This past few weeks, I believe I have finally begun to settle into a rhythm… Continue reading The Book-Writing Rhythm
Writers tend to categorise themselves in a futile attempt to understand the writing process, and two of these categories are "plotting" and "pantsing". Plotters draw up meticulous plans before writing their books so they know exactly who does what, when, where, and how. They will typically know everything about a scene before they write it,… Continue reading I’m A Plotter By Nature
Last week, I finished the first draft of book two in my upcoming series, The Rogue Valkyrie Series. Urban fantasy romance, valkyrie-vampire slow burn, and I hope it's as fun to read as it is to write! This is a huge milestone for me, and I might have mentioned why before now. Valkyrie Awakened is… Continue reading What Do You Mean Being An Author Isn’t All About Writing?