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Books Plans

Category: Writing

Now that The Immundus is officially launched and events are scheduled it’s time for me to set my plans for my next books for this year. My middle grade novel Macie and the Magi is currently in the hands of Kate Angelella who is documenting recommended …

Game Time

Category: Writing

There are so many variations of games. From quidditch to hunger games, there really is no boundary for fun and competition, albeit sometimes ruthless. I knew I wanted the game in The Immundus to not only demonstrate a person’s physical capacity to perf …

From Early Reads to Reviews

Category: Writing

I am so thankful to all the individuals that read my book while it was in the drafting stages and am thankful still for those individuals currently reading or scheduled to read The Immundus and provide a review. When it comes to getting early reads, I …

Goals for 2018

Category: Book News, Writing

I set goals for myself each year. Some might say I am a goal driven individual, because once a goal is met I move on to another goal. It’s hard for me to go through life without working toward something. I’m not one to be able to sit in front of the te …

Envisioning the Future

Category: Writing

What will the world be like in 2828? I didn’t think about this in my first draft in 2013, I just wrote what came to mind, which were several things. One, was that animals would no longer exist in the future. Two, was that people would be embedded with …

Developing My Characters

Category: Book News, Writing

When I had people read the first few drafts of my book, the feedback I received was that I was really good at world building but needed to work on character development. My first thought was “What is character development?” and second “What is world bu …

Where to Find Beta Readers and Editors

Category: Publishing, Writing

In a previous post I mentioned how I had an alpha reader, beta readers, and editors, so you might be wondering how in the heck I found those people. Well, the alpha reader was easy. Like Stephen King, I chose my spouse (Kevin). He has actually read my …

NaNoWriMo or Bust

Category: Writing

I absolutely love NaNoWriMo. I heard about it years ago from a friend, but I participated for the first time last year and was unsuccessful in completing a book in a month. This year has been just as much a struggle as last year, but the benefit to me …