Hard to believe that I had a book come out this month, huh? Let alone the last book in a trilogy. This month has been a year in and of itself: plague, civil unrest, a reckoning in the SFF sphere, and so many other things. Kinda makes you feel like a little book birthday isn't… Continue reading A Trilogy, Complete
I have been exceptionally lucky when it comes to book covers. We can all recite the warnings we receive upon entering into the publishing world about having no control over our covers, we can all share a few nail-curling stories we've heard, where covers aren't just wrong for the book, they're outright wrong for the… Continue reading Revealing Book 3: The Unconquered City
How did we go from two and a half years to less than a week?? Oh right, the passage of time. Well aside from flailing, I haven't much to say. But I've got a lot of links! First off, if you want to learn about dunes - or some of my research behind the Perfect… Continue reading Less Than a Week
In short: *distant screaming* In long: *gestures at all the red edits, gestures at the clock, gestures at the calendar, turns off the internet, goes back to work* Translation: We'll be back to our regularly-scheduled silliness soon, I swear.
Book three. Is. Done. Well. Let's caveat that. It's done enough. Enough that I need to put it in someone else's hands and step away and breathe and focus. Enough that at this point, I'd be going in and tweaking and finetuning and adding details and subtracting paragraphs and not wholesale stripping out and rewriting… Continue reading Book 3: Beta Time!
I wrapped up this draft of book three last week and then dove straight into edits for book two and today page proofs for book one arrived. My work is never done. Which is good since it's, you know, my work. I'm still reeling from finishing that draft - it's a mixed bag of awful… Continue reading Juggling Plots
A common theme among blog posts by debuts, post debut, is the What I Wish I'd Known post. These are inevitably helpful in pointing out all the gaps in one's knowledge, the I-didn't-know-what-I-didn't-knows. But I call rubbish. I am impatient as a toddler and I don't wanna wait until after my debut to know what… Continue reading What I Wish I Knew, Now
Small human helping me plan for my deadlines. I took a brief tour down memory/blog lane and huh - looks like just about this time last year, I was also struggling with the last 1/4 of my WIP and worried to death that I wouldn't be able to make it work and my betas were… Continue reading Here We Go, Here We Go, Here We Go Again
I just finished a six week hiatus from Twitter. Or at least an attempted hiatus. To be honest, I dipped my toe in a few times with the excuse of checking DM's only to get swept up into reading a few tweets before realizing what I was doing. But my slip-ups only reaffirmed my need… Continue reading Hello Twitter, My Old Friend
Photo by Alice Achterhof on Unsplash For the longest time I labored under the impression that most writers sat down and spent a few weeks building their world(s) and then they were done. This notion was fueled by the way a lot of writers talk about worldbuilding, especially when it comes down to the details:… Continue reading Worldbuilding: Layers of Paint