Tribute Cover and #ROW80 Update

Tribute Cover and #ROW80 Update

I’ve mentioned the cover for Tribute, which I’ll publish next month on Amazon and Smashwords, several times. Here it is! My friend Kate Bateman designed it with help from another buddy of ours, Erin Kelly Brown. They’re awesome! As for ROW80, things are going pretty well at the moment. I finished the outline for Queen […]

ROW80 Check In

I’m feeling very successful at the moment. On Friday I sent my paranormal romance novella Tribute out to a handful of beta readers. Other things I need to complete to publish have been falling like dominoes, too. I have a cover (which I’ll post soon, I promise), a description, and a growing list of to-dos […]

ROW80 Check In

Not much to report at the moment. This past week I’ve been working away at final edits on my paranormal romance novella, Tribute. Almost there! I also wrote a few thousand words of background and outline for the urban fantasy novel I’m working on. I haven’t started an actual draft yet. This week my goal […]

Indie Summer Book Review

Indie Summer Book Review

Dark Relic: Vampires’ Curse by Lauralynn Elliott My rating: 3 of 5 stars I bet many other vampire romance readers would give this book a higher rating. This type of vampire story isn’t my cup of tea. This book has a “discovery” story line; the main character doesn’t know vampires exist until the middle of […]

#ROW80 3

I love a writing challenge. Something about knowing a whole bunch of other crazy writers are out there hammering away at their own goals, making strides toward their dreams. Romantic, isn’t it? On this fine July day begins ROW80 3! ROW80 is an 80-day writing challenge where you set your own goals and cheer on […]

Indie Summer

I plan to be a very busy writer this summer, but I’ll still make time for reading, of course! For a couple of reasons I’m making it an Indie Summer: My iPad is proving a comfortable, convenient way to read for me; and I’m really excited about what I’m seeing in the indie publishing movement. […]

Konrath the Godsend: Read His Latest Post!

I’ve probably mentioned Joe Konrath and his blog A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing before. I wish I could claim to be in some way a friend to this dude, but I’m just a distant admirer. Seriously, the information Joe provides is incredibly helpful. If he’s not on your radar, click the link above and I’m […]

May Goal: Success!

Final word count: 25,545. Now that feels nice! I didn’t hit 30,000 words, which was one part of my goal. But I did meet the most important goal: I wrote the entire first draft of a novella in May. All twenty-four chapters are there, and they’re in pretty decent shape for a first draft. I’ll set this project aside […]

May Goal: Halfway There!

Present word count: 12,683 I’ve come to realize that this first draft is unlikely to be 30,000 words. And that’s okay. It’s flowing nicely, and I’ve completed the first 11 chapters, out of 23 chapters total. Today and tomorrow I’m going back to the drawing board, fleshing out the next bunch of chapters with notes […]

Read The Shorts

If you’re a writer, or know a writer of short fiction, you must check this out. It’s called Read the Shorts. Quoting from the website’s About Us page: is dedicated to connecting aspiring writers to avid readers. Tired of the publishing game, with queries and rejections, we make sure your beloved story never ends […]