HIATUS Update

I’ve been on a sort of HIATUS over the last couple of months while I’ve been sorting out some “bigger” life challenges. Relationships, work, health, the whole gamut came knocking on my door at once. A little over a month ago I announced that I would be doing a “Summer Write-In” challenge, and while I’ve […]

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Summer Write-In

I’ve been on somewhat of a HIATUS over the last few months trying to sort out where I want to go with the book while sifting through some tougher life decisions. I also hit a sort of content-wall, where I felt as if everything that I was trying to write felt forced. Well, thankfully that […]

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Always Evolving & BoI

In 2016 I moved to the West Coast, danced a little bit with the gaming industry, and met who ended up being the main character of my first book. This year, it’s all about the writing. Since we celebrated the new year a few months back, I’ve been busy working through BoI. I’ve set a new goal to […]

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February Notes

When I’m not writing BoI full-time or working for GeekGirlCon, I’m a media buff. Books, TV, movies, games—the easiest way to my heart is with some good art direction and a stellar plot line (or, well, general intelligence). To keep a steady flow of content here during book edits, I’ve decided to start a little monthly […]

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My 2017 Gaming Wish List

January has come and gone, and we’re nearing the end of February…it’s about time I put out my “Most Anticipated” list for the year. As I’m not a big fan of the current political air, I plan on spending a great deal of time absorbed in media. Between book revisions and writing, the beginning of my agent search (can […]

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The Book of Illiyan: NaNoWriMo Retrospective

…and What Happens Next I finished NaNoWriMo 2016 in the wee hours of Thanksgiving morning. Around 3am, I officially clocked in at 51,319 words. As I explained in the first process update, I changed my initial project during the first week. Originally, I wanted to revisit my college thesis, Chrysanthemum Frowns, and begin to rework that piece […]

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NaNoWriMo Update (Week 3)

How time flies! As of today, we’re a little over halfway through NaNoWriMo 2016. This is going to be a short update, because I want to get back to actually writing! I’m beyond excited about this piece and where it’s going. I’m at about 30k words, and that’s not counting the tons of pages of notes that […]

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NaNoWriMo Update (Week Two)

“Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion’s starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don’t see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often it’s not particularly dignified or newsworthy, […]

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The First Week of NaNoWriMo

Today is the fourth day of NaNoWriMo 2016, and damn. What a week! For starters, Neil Gaiman retweeted me. It wasn’t related to my work or my writing, but I just about had a heart attack in our kitchen. It happened a few nights before the start of NaNoWriMo, and if that isn’t a good omen […]

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Preparing for NaNoWriMo

Chrysanthemum Frowns is by far the most viewed content that I’ve posted on the blog to date, and some of you may have noticed that I recently took it all down. After a sudden revelation earlier in the month, I’ve decided to rework the piece into a novel — and what’s coming up in a matter of days? That’s […]

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