I can't believe it's Friday already! This week has flown by. My e-book review copies for Pippa are finished! If you would like to receive a free copy for a review, please let me know you are interested. Also, don't forget to sign up for my giveaway on Goodreads. The sign up is on the… Continue reading A Little Rewriting
February has been a pretty productive month. Here's what I've been up to: Writing: Pippa of Lauramore (Eldentimber 1): The manuscript went through its final edit, which meant I read it, like, fifty times at the beginning of the month. Okay, I didn't read it fifty times. But it felt like it. I also sent… Continue reading February Wrap-Up
January is flying by, isn't it? This has been a busy writing month for me. Here's what I've been working on: Pippa of Lauramore: The final draft is in the works. I've finished the edits from the manuscript assessment, and now it's with my editor getting its copy edit polish. I have finally, finally come… Continue reading What I’m Working On: January
I've got manuscripts all over the place. Pippa of Lauramore is off getting a professional manuscript assessment, Anwen of Primewood is hanging out with my beta readers, and I have just started on a new unnamed standalone novel. More details on that soon. Pippa's cover will be released early February, as long as everything goes… Continue reading Manuscripts, Book Covers, and Series Titles
This is seriously a squee moment for me. I just finished up the rough draft for Anwen. Now to send it off to print! Joking. Ahhh...I wish. So now I have two--count them, two--manuscripts that will need professional editing. I feel good about this. Pippa is as polished as I can possibly make it, and it… Continue reading Rough Draft Complete: Anwen of Primewood
1. Watch cat videos on YouTube. Have you seen the one with the cat in a shark suit riding a vacuum cleaner? No? Well, click here for lots of joy. 2. Stare at the falling leaves outside your window. 3. Do a quick two-hour search for character names and meanings on Nameberry.com. 4. Make another… Continue reading 10 Things You Can Do Instead of Writing Your Novel
I'm not one of those people who has writing quirks or rituals. I don't have a special blend of coffee or tea I need to get started, I don't listen to a certain kind of music for inspiration, and I don't have that one special notebook. In fact, I don't think I have any writing… Continue reading Writing Quirks
I adore Scrivener. I truly believe it’s the only reason I have completed a novel. I posted this review on Good Intentions last June, but I wanted to share it here as well!
Last November when I participated in my first NaNoWriMo, I tried out Scrivener, a writing program that was a sponsor for the event. As a perk for completing my word count and winning NaNoWriMo, I was able to purchase Scrivener at a discount. I would have purchased it anyway; I love it.
So what exactly is Scrivener? Here’s what their website has to say: Scrivener is a powerful content-generation tool for writers that allows you to concentrate on composing and structuring long and difﬁcult documents. While it gives you complete control of the formatting, its focus is on helping you get to the end of that awkward ﬁrst draft.
I can’t imagine writing without it. Let me tell you why.
1. When you start a new writing project, you can choose…
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Now that I'm in the editing stage for Pippa of Lauramore, I am very grateful for Amazon's document feature for Kindle. It's quick and easy to send a document via e-mail, and when you use a Microsoft Word doc, it reads on your Kindle or Kindle app like a book. I have used this tool to… Continue reading Microsoft Word Document to Kindle