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Arts Festival Recap. Sorta.

I’ve been invisible for the last couple of weeks. Well, invisible if one were only searching for me here. I’d mentioned in previous posts that February 10 was Holly Spring’s annual Community Arts Festival, and that this year they’d be having a selection of local authors available to…do author-y stuff. Like (try…

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Building bridges from writer’s blocks

Part of Chapter VI for Between the Lion and the Wolf just would not come! Seems like weeks since I’ve made any real progress: I’ve been developing ideas for Tsharak’s Tale or messing around with auxiliary assets in attempts to allow the latest bout of writer’s block to run its course. Yeah,…

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Chapter V is in the can!

Chapter V might be the longest chapter in Books I and II so far! On its own, it’s right around ten thousand words: stated another way, it’s a touch longer than one quarter of a 40,000-word novel! I think I said somewhere before that I do most of my writing…

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Tsharak’s Tale

I’ve been investigating ways to get the word out about The Daybringer, and one thing I’ve come across talked about lead magnets. From what I’ve seen and heard, free ebooks are some of the most popular lead magnets for attracting new readers or subscribers. That’s great and everything, but when all you have (so…

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Forty-three thousand words and counting

Progress on Between the Lion and the Wolf (BLW) feels like it’s going more slowly than in the past, but if I stop and think about it, I’m pretty sure I sat on two chapters of Beneath the Vault of Stars (BVS) for almost a year before moving forward with that, so maybe…

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Still at it!

It’s been a while since I’ve updated the site, and I have no excuses! I’ve been updating and adding to my “outline” and plugging away at Chapter IV, and I’m almost through with it! Between the Lion and the Wolf is hovering around 33,000 words right now. I’ve been creating a…

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Chapter III for Book II is finished!

It’s been a while since I’ve had anything noteworthy to post, and I’m not sure if completing a chapter really counts. I’m operating under the assumption that yes, it does count! Chapter III for Between the Lion and the Wolf took a little more coaxing to extract from…wherever it is this…

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First Amazon review

Beneath the Vault of Stars has its first Amazon review!

This is exciting! I was checking over the page listing for my book on Amazon when “Be the first to review this item” changed to “1 customer review”! At first I suspected Mom (she’s awesome like that), or maybe even Dad (though fantasy/sci-fi isn’t his thing, he’s been reading it,…

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Transitioning from “Point A” to “Point B”

Sometimes, I know (in broad strokes, at least) what’s happening as I’m getting words out of my head and into the computer. Sometimes, I can “see” how the story moves from one event to the next; other times, it takes more effort. When that happens, it feels like I spend…

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How do I pronounce “Zhi Ilun dàbiras nir”?!

A few people who’ve ordered Beneath the Vault of Stars have been posting photos of their purchases on Facebook. Keep ’em coming! (I’m not too proud to admit that so far, most purchases appear to have been made by family: thanks, everyone! Tell your friends!) Somehow, seeing those posts got me thinking…

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