Tag: Flame of Burnt Brandy

Reading this blog post will help you accomplish your 2018 reading goal…

Reading this blog post will help you accomplish your 2018 reading goal…

It’s been a year. Ever have those years where you know where you want to be, but can’t get there because… doing stuff takes time? That’s kinda how this past year has been. I’ve been waiting for things. I’m still waiting for things, and my […]

7 Easy (but they can actually be pretty hard) Steps for Taking Care of Yourself

7 Easy (but they can actually be pretty hard) Steps for Taking Care of Yourself

I write for a living. Then I go home and write for myself. Anytime I’m not writing, it feels like I should be writing. I live in a world of words.  Many writers do. But writing is hard. It takes time. It takes effort. It […]

I’M BACK (and exhausted, please send coffee)

I’M BACK (and exhausted, please send coffee)

Katie is a tyrant. It’s true. Wanna know why? She won’t let me work on Flame of Burnt Brandy right now. She won’t let me work on the query or synopsis or… anything. Because she says I need “rest.” What is this rest? But really, […]

I Really Wanted Him to Be Dead

I Really Wanted Him to Be Dead

Writers are weird creatures. We all know it. We all agree. I thought I’d give you a glimpse of my creative process and show you a series of messages I sent to Katie today… It went something like this: “DARN  APPARENTLY, ROGER IS ALIVE  AND […]

Where I’ve Been…

Where I’ve Been…

Sorry I haven’t been around much lately. I’ve been busy with my new job. I’m now working as a copywriter for a mortgage company in Westminster, which means my commute went from an hour to six minutes (eight, if I hit a lot of lights […]

Writing in the Dark (Outlines, Come Back!)

Writing in the Dark (Outlines, Come Back!)

It took me about eight months to complete Adelaide. That’s pretty fast for me because it usually takes me about a year to complete a novel. I think I figured out why it went so fast… From the beginning, I had a clear idea of where Adelaide was […]

Welcome, Edie

Welcome, Edie

Adelaide is out in the world. I started querying nearly a month ago and now I’m ready to work on something else. Don’t get me wrong, if I get representation for Adelaide then it will most likely go through more edits and revisions, but for now, I’ve done […]