The bare bones of my August TBR list, as always, I'll probably read way more than this, but this is what is waiting to be read: Shadow's Bane - Dorna Basarab #4 (yes, this one is a hold over from last month) Genre: Fantasy/Urban Fated - Book #1 Alex Verus Genre:… Continue reading On My TBR – August 2019 Edition
Today is my day to get my butt back into my studio and work on a long overdue piece of jewelry. It has been a couple of years since I've done anything in my jewelry studio and this is not going to be an easy piece because, as usual, I can't do it the way… Continue reading Another Busy Day
I have a book cover! I am just over the top giddy about this. My guy really did an amazing job and was incredibly tolerant of the fact that I really didn't know what I wanted outside of my photograph I sent him. He tweaked and nudged and reworked several times, but he got me… Continue reading An Unexpected Turn: Cover Reveal
Got my page proofs to review from the designers. I knew this was a thing. I was expecting it, but apparently... still not. It really hit me with this that I will be publishing my book soon. And it is going to look like a real book! Seeing these pages formatted as they will be… Continue reading Page Proofs Are A Thing!
I just sent my files off to my cover designer for them to begin work and thought I'd drop a little hint from one of my original images. I'll post a full cover reveal once it is finished and I have a release date!
I sent off my manuscript to my editor over the weekend and got confirmation that we are about 3 weeks out from getting started on it. I'm pretty sure I've found who I want to work with on my cover design as well after confirming they will work with my photo. It is all kind… Continue reading Slowly Moving Forward
When I said that this whole book writing thing had been a wild and crazy experience, I wasn't joking. People say all the time, "Hey, I had this crazy dream!" Well, that is exactly how this whole thing started. With a dream. It isn't often that I remember my dreams. They are usually emotionally gut… Continue reading The Story Behind The Story
The Universe, Luck, Coincidence, Random Moments of Inspiration... whatever you want to call it, it looks like I'm going to have to rewrite at least a small section of my about page. While I may consider myself relatively talented when it comes to being creative and artistic, writing is so not one of the talents… Continue reading The Universe Made A Liar Out Of Me
I am currently on a rereading binge. But again, being the occasionally brainless person I am, I completely forgot how many books are in this series. Probably because I only have the first few in print and the rest are digital. I had wanted to get them all read again before the new book came… Continue reading Reread Mode
I FINALLY have some movement on my project. Some still isn't great and still frustrating as one of the people I've asked to help got back to me, but I didn't get what I needed, had some questions and things are back to radio silence. I took my friend up on her offer to help… Continue reading Forward Progress
My current creative project is sitting on hold at the moment. Not because I don't want to work on it, but because I'm at a point where I cannot move forward without help. Help that I cannot stand to ask for, but this is something that I am unable to do on my own. That… Continue reading On Hold Frustration
Until I was asked to work on the LOTR/Hobbit cake, I haven't really done much creatively or artistically for quite some time. I just haven't had the push or the drive to do so. The rare times I considered working on something, I found a way to talk myself out of it or to convince… Continue reading Finding My Creative Groove Again
In preparation for the supposed February 2nd release date of the very, very long awaited book 4, Grave Visions, in the Alex Craft series by Kalayna Price, I took the time to reread the first three books in the series. I say supposed because the last book in the series to date was released in… Continue reading Alex Craft Series Reread and Notes
June has quite a few new titles that I'm looking forward to. Not all are on my purchase list, but they are definitely books that I've been anxiously awaiting their release. Author: Nalini Singh Book Name: Shards of Hope Series: Psy-Changeling Order: #14 Genre: Fantasy Release Date: June 2, 2015 Author: Laurell K.… Continue reading June 2015 Releases
Current reading stats New: 138 Re-reads: 28 How I choose the next book to read often depends on how many books are on my To Read list. The fewer I have available, the more time I have before they are due back (if they are checked out of the library) and I will often just… Continue reading Coming in May and Update