December Wrap-Up & January Goals

Happy 2017 to all! This year I’m looking forward to continuing work on the Steel Empires series, contributing to Speculative Chic, reading lots of amazing books, and attending fun conventions, and watching lots of great movies and television shows. This year’s motto is probably “Work hard, play hard.”

Holiday Letter 2016

Happy holidays to all of my readers! Every year, my husband and I send a card and newsletter to family and friends. Since I include all of you in that category, below is a (slightly redacted for privacy) copy of the newsletter. I hope you are all having a great holiday of your choice. (InContinue reading “Holiday Letter 2016”

November Wrap-Up & December Goals

Even though I didn’t complete the full NaNoWriMo madness this month, I still got a lot done! November Wrap-up: I successfully wrote 30k words in 30 days for my mini-NaNo attempt! I’m now at 70k total words on book 4. Book reviews completed: Snowed by Maria Alexander (5 stars) Articles of the Federation by Keith R.A. DeCandidoContinue reading “November Wrap-Up & December Goals”

Liebster Award tag

I’ve been tagged in another fake award chain letter thing. Whooo! This time, I was tagged by author Shannon Eichorn (blog and Twitter here) to answer more questions about things you will 100% need to know the next time I am a topic at your local trivia night. I like answering these things because IContinue reading “Liebster Award tag”

October Wrap-Up & November Goals

October Wrap-Up: I made it to 20,000 words in STEEL BLOOD by October 31. So I will definitely have at least 5k to 10k words to complete in December, but I am okay with that. I finished all of the Kitty the Werewolf books and wrote up my review of the final novel in theContinue reading “October Wrap-Up & November Goals”

Con Report: DogCon IV

This past weekend (October 23-25, 2015), I attended the fourth annual DogCon, the annual convention hosted by my publisher, Raw Dog Screaming Press. Its a wandering convention, and this year we took over Philadelphia, Pennsylvania!

September Wrap-Up & October Goals

September Wrap-Up: Reach 20,000 words in book 3, STEEL BLOOD. Progress: Better than August! After a few rounds of scene edits with my criqiue partners in which some narrative vomit was thankfully cut, I ended up with approximately 9,000 words written for the month, and I’m hanging out at about 14,000 words right now. Goal: FinishContinue reading “September Wrap-Up & October Goals”

August Wrap-Up & September Goals

August Wrap-Up: Goal: Write 10,000 words of book 3, STEEL BLOOD. Progress: A little over 5,500 words. Part of that was because I didn’t even start writing until August 18, and the other part was crippling uncertainty as to the way I was starting the novel, which is one of the hardest parts of anyContinue reading “August Wrap-Up & September Goals”

July Wrap-Up and August Goals

July = Success! My goals for the month of July were relatively simple: Complete a scene-by-scene outline of book 3 (tentatively called STEEL BLOOD) and finish the initial rewrite of the first prequel short story (formerly called “Peacekeeping” but now in search of a new name). I signed up for Camp NaNoWriMo with the goalContinue reading “July Wrap-Up and August Goals”

Delicious, delicious social media

Okay, so the title of this post is a lie. I’m not that huge of a fan of social media. Wait, that’s a lie, too. Let me back up. I love Facebook. I’m not really good at talking to people, so it’s a great way for me to keep up with all of my friends’Continue reading “Delicious, delicious social media”