Reviews are pretty crucial to all writer's success but it is especially important on the Amazon platform. I personally don't plan on promoting Dragon Shadows through any sort of paid advertisement until Dragon Secrets comes out later this year. Which means your reviews are about the only thing that will convince someone to take a … Continue reading First review for Dragon Shadows
In case you missed the announcement via my Instagram or Newsletter, my ebook Dragon Shadows is now available! US buyers can buy it here. International buyers try this link. In about 60 days, I will be putting it up at Barnes and Noble too but right now I just want to get a feel on … Continue reading Dragon Shadows now available!
In a world where love has become nothing but a game, the passion of two lovers awakens dragons. Malcolm Truvain had led a charmed life - wealth, status and women. But after being cursed by his lover, all that he has is slipping from his hands. He’s shunned, thought to be a seducer, and perhaps … Continue reading Book description for Dragon Shadows done
I was pushing through the last five chapters of Dragon Shadows and was thinking, "golly, I wish I had a bit extra to put in here to flesh this out" when it struck me! Go look in the scrap pile! Because I write a lot and I trim a lot (4600 word chapter trimmed to 3200 … Continue reading Keep your scraps, they come in handy
Don't go further on this post unless you want mild spoilers for Chapter 1 of Dragon Shadows (no spoilers for the rest of the book). So if you haven't read Chapter 1 you might want to skip over here and do that before reading the rest of this post. I'm generally a "pantser" writer - … Continue reading Plotting books
So I'm thinking that I'm on Edit #6 and hope to skip #8. HAHA Seriously, I did get through 20 chapters on Saturday and Sunday with a read-out-loud edit. I'm so happy with the chapters that I re-wrote (about 1/4 of the book is new to my beta readers) and feel satisfied with where the … Continue reading Sliding into the Home stretch
I just finished writing a transition chapter from scratch (2,000 words) that needed to be written but was causing the rebellious kid in me to go: "do I hafta?" However, I pushed through (trying to remember the definition of discipline) and today, I've been able to move on to another chapter near the end that … Continue reading Relief!
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Sunday through Tuesday I took a self imposed Writer's Retreat to Eureka Springs, Arkansas and stayed at Waterside Cottage - a place that is quickly becoming one of my favorites! Not only did we have a kitchen and a grill to fix meals and a delightful place to crash (with this deer family entrancing us), … Continue reading Writer’s Retreat
I really am close to being finished! I promise! Cross my heart and all.... I've written many things before, but I've never published a book before so working on Dragon Shadows is really teaching me a lot in terms of the process. What I'm personally discovering is that, considering the way I write, which in layers, … Continue reading Yes, still editing Dragon Shadows