Good news folks! I’ve been invited for #UKRomChat* to talk about sensitivity reading, and I’m really looking forward to it! A little nervous, but in a good way, haha 😀 The chat will take place from 8 to 9 PM (GMT) on the 21st. * #UKRomChat is a weekly chat on twitter for romance writers… Read More Chat with me about sensitivity reading on #UKRomChat on the 21st of JAN!
For some time now I’ve been thinking about setting up a Patreon account. There’s still a lot I need to learn about Patreon and how it might work (or not) for me as an author though. So I figure I need to do some prep. I’ll need to do some branding and build my audience… Read More My plan for Patreon
Earlier this year I made a career switch which had been hard at first, but very rewarding in the long run. No more working myself to death, no more being underappreciated, no more being taken for granted. It’s only for a half year each year though, so I’ve got to find a way to fill… Read More What 2019 will bring
It’s been one heck of a year! There’s always ups and downs, with most turbulence typically concentrated around the last couple of months, I feel this has been a good year for me when I look at the netto outcome. My memories forever fuzzy but what I do remember is starting to keep track of… Read More Looking back on 2018
My mind’s an endless void, space, but filled with ideas for books. Whole worlds find their shapes in there and new pieces swarm out, building onto what I’ve already pushed out onto paper. Because of the ways these ideas take shape I’ve chosen to keep writing most of my stories in the same universe, and… Read More Writing Progress Update: Filling up a universe
My short story LOVE POTION won Silver Honorable Mention for the 4th quarter of Writers of the Future! It’s such a motivational boost to receive such good news! 😀 It’s a step up from my previous submission (I won Honorable Mention with Reap What You Sow), so definitely proud of myself for the progress I’ve… Read More I won Silver Honorable Mention!
This past year has been one of great growth. I’ve got the hang of writing short stories, become more productive as a writer, and improved on my craft. Connecting with the right people has been essential to all of that. Since I’ve met my critique group, I’ve learned so much and I’m grateful for all… Read More 2018 Writing Goals
I’m starting a monthly reading challenge to encourage me to read and review more, and you’re welcome to join me! The challenge is open to suggestions and can be adjusted to your reading habits. Our monthly reading challenge for October: read a scary book (horror, dark fantasy, noir, etc).
What’s a writer without a voice? I’ve been writing for more than half of my life and thinking up stories for even longer. It’s nothing special for writers to have a backstory like that, but I wonder if the same could be said about the way I’ve been silencing myself. The voice I’ve been meaning… Read More Pseudonyms, Privacy & Having a Voice (Part 2)
Is using a pseudonym to protect my privacy also silencing my voice? I might have been a bit naive to think that I could keep my writing and my personal life completely separate, but I’ve seen other authors do it. At least I thought I did. Now that I’ve been recognized on Facebook, I have… Read More Pseudonyms, Privacy & Having a Voice (Part 1)