Creative Downtime I’m between creative projects at the moment. My last book came out in August and since the mad-dash, final editing/pubbing frenzy has ended, I’ve mostly been recuperating. I’ll be honest, I think I pushed myself a little too hard with the last deadline. Sometimes I have a problem making goals that are too[…]
I live to create, whether I’m making stories or paintings or various other types of projects. For me the act of creation is vital to life. Without it I lack energy, motivation, and find it very hard to be happy. But sometimes I push myself too hard and that’s when burnout threatens.
In case you haven’t gathered, I’ve been on hiatus in regard to writing (and editing), which is why the blog has been notably silent as of late. The last couple of weeks I was away on vacation. I took a much-needed respite from work in the rolling hills of Tennessee. We saw beautiful places and[…]
Life has been incredibly busy lately, and it isn’t going to let up anytime soon. But that’s fine with me. I like a full schedule, as long as I can find a few moments in there to rest. Here’s an update on what I’ve been doing and what’s next on my plate. JuNoWriMo I created[…]
I was tagged by Angie at Write Me Happy for this WIP meme (and then a couple of other bloggers tagged me as well). I decided to play along because it’s a great way to give an inside peek at a snippet of Foreign Identity, my book that’s being published next month. It has one last[…]
I have good news to report! On Tuesday night (with about fifteen minutes to spare) I finished the first draft of Outcast (Flawed, book 2), thus meeting my goal. And there was much rejoicing! Next comes a very important phase for the novel: it must sit. For the next 4 – 6 weeks (possibly longer),[…]
You know that project hanging over your head? The one that’s been sitting half-finished for months, gathering dust, just waiting for you to bring it to completion? I have several. They make my skin itch when I walk past them, covering me with the debris of guilt every time I remember them. And once a[…]