Adept Cycle · Blog Challenge · Writing

Day 9 – Interpreting Inspiration

Today’s Author Blog Challenge requests that I divulge the inspiration for my novel. I have a few works-in-progress, but my flagship – The Adept Cycle – is the one I’ll discuss here. All I can say is, grab some popcorn and be prepared to laugh. You know… at me.  Whatever. What you’re about to read… Continue reading Day 9 – Interpreting Inspiration

Adept Cycle · Books

I’m Doing a Thing!

That’s right! Book two is clipping along nicely. I’m just over 11,000 words on the first draft. Also, stay tuned for the near-future cover reveal and subsequent publishing release of Rising! I’ll be self-publishing through RavenSong Digital Publishing. I’m planning local book signing events, including (but not limited to) the Arizona Renaissance Festival in February/March.… Continue reading I’m Doing a Thing!

Adept Cycle · Writing

Another Round of Done

It’s kind of awesome, just how many times a writer “finishes” writing a novel. I was done writing at the end of December. It has officially taken me longer to edit Rising than it did to write it. I’ve been told that’s a very good thing. The structural edit process is elation, frustration and disbelief all wrapped together. There were moments… Continue reading Another Round of Done


Editing a Novel – AKA What Did I Just Get Myself Into?

Editing is quite the process.  Either that, or I’m brutally critical of my own work. Seeing as how Rising is my first, completed, full-length novel, the editing process is different in many ways from what I’m used to.  First off, I can’t just sit down and re-read the entire story in one sitting like I… Continue reading Editing a Novel – AKA What Did I Just Get Myself Into?