I'm really sorry this ebook isn't free! Let me explain. Today I hit 'Publish' on my self-help book. The one I said I was going to have available for free. Funny story: I didn't find out I can't publish a book for free on Amazon until I tried publish a book for free on Amazon. … Continue reading Tomorrow I Will Make A List: Managing the Depressive Habit of Procrastination
I told my Facebook friends/fans that if my post about the idea of running a fan art contest for my novella "That Prince Guy" received 20 likes, I'd run it. I need to know there is genuine interest in participating and witnessing this, after all. It's been a couple days and that post has only … Continue reading Fan Art Contest?!!!
At the beginning of the year I worked out a self-help process that helped me work through my depression enough to get myself out of bed or off the couch and start doing things again. Overall it's about a three step process, not including simple-ish mindset shifts, and I wrote it up as a book … Continue reading Self-Help Booklet Coming Soon!
Are you curious about how, exactly, I address depression in my Recovering Happily Ever After series? I have yet to come across a certain diversity in how depression is portrayed in fiction, or at least I haven't found any fiction that intentionally portrays depression in these specific ways. There are different stages of depression, and … Continue reading Depression in Recovering Happily Ever After
a Snow White novella Guy is a guy who can’t even deal with his own problems. When Princess Gabby shows up and expects him to help solve all of hers, he’s all for walking away. He would do it, too, if she and her new enchanter friend weren’t holding him hostage. Guy’s captors face the … Continue reading That Prince Guy
A thing happened. In 3-4 weeks, I will be a published author. I didn't see this coming. I will now provide a detailed history on how this came to be. This is the only factual way I can tell it. Most of it is a spiritual journey, so if you hate reading spiritual journeys, you … Continue reading Writing a Novella: A Spiritual Journey
Don't mind me, I'm just struggling with writer's block. I have a lot of friends who have offered or would otherwise probably be happy to talk this through with me, but I'm still struggling with the whole "figure everything out on my own" shebang. Right now I'm just going to work it out right here … Continue reading That Prince Guy
I've felt so ready to write these last few days. Other than that 1,000 word Foreword/Prologue thing, however, I haven't written a word of fiction. I'm pretty sure the biggest reason for that is that I'm scared. I'm scared to start another draft, knowing it won't be a draft worthy of publication. Knowing that know matter how … Continue reading A Big Helping of Writer’s Block
A lot of people look at writing as a 'get rich quick' scheme these days. Not that getting published is ever really 'easy' or necessarily 'quick', even if you're self-publishing, but there are people who flush out one book after another, multiple books a year, and they can make crazy amounts of money that way. … Continue reading Taking My Time
Happy Valentine's Day! Here am I, all dolled up in a T-shirt that my son's already covered in disgusting who-knows-what, with no plans except a steak and shrimp dinner at home with my dad and siblings. Last night I fell asleep at 11, which is unusual for me. (11 is REALLY early!) My husband decided … Continue reading Valentine’s Project