Good-Bye 2019! Hello 2020 where hindsight isn't always clear.
This is a short break from my blog hiatus. Recently, one of my fellow authors invited me to help out with an online book launch via Facebook. After I shoved my nervousness aside, I enjoyed every moment of it. E. Rose Sabin, the author of the newly released, The Twisted Towers, dedicated a lot of pre-planning, planning, … Continue reading Peek-a-Boo! My Involvement in The Twisted Towers Book Launch
When I was a kid, I loved watching Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys. The toys were considered misfits because they possessed some defect and nobody seemed to want them. For example, there is a cowboy that rides an ostrich, a bird that swims, a winged bear, and a boat that … Continue reading Island of the Misfit Stories and What To Do About Them!
At this present time, I don't consider myself an "active Indie Author". To clarify any confusion, let me explain. Yes, I do have two books out in the world. Yes, you can find them on Amazon. Yes, you can purchase them on Amazon. Please do. Sometimes, you may have the vampire novel, due to KDP … Continue reading Can you afford to be an Indie Author?
When I first started this blog I didn't really know what I was getting into. My intention was to encourage myself to write more, connect with other writers and readers, and build a platform for my "brand". Gaining followers that not only shared interactions with me, but also inspired me with their own writing, which … Continue reading Dear WordPress Followers, Thank YOU!
I love reading all kinds of genres. Whether it be poems, song lyrics, autobiographies, recipes, etc. I'm not a picky reader. In this post, I'll discuss something few talk about. The War of the Genres! Publish America and the Hasty Generalization That Pissed Off the Science Fiction and Fantasy Community Almost twenty years ago, a … Continue reading The War of the Genres and Why Fantasy Writing isn’t for Everyone! (I Feel Your Pain, George R.R. Martin)!
Soon, the year 2018 will roll on in. Looking back to all that I've accomplished, in spite of the struggle and medical hardships (yup, maybe I'll share that someday), I can finally admit that I'm amazed and proud of myself. Before I sat down to type this post, I had to think back on every … Continue reading 2017 Year-End Reflection AND 10 Reasons Why I Plan on 2018 Being Even Better!
I have a lot of New Year's resolutions for 2018 and I plan on sharing them in upcoming posts! One of goals is to write more often on this blog, even if it's really brief. Another goal I have is to write more book reviews. It's important to support other authors. Books are important and … Continue reading The Priceless Importance of Leaving a Book Review!
On Twitter, I discovered this hashtag: #MSWL. For those of you who don't know, it stands for Manuscript Wish List. There's even a website dedicated to this where agents and editors can share with writers what kind of manuscripts they specifically want in their inboxes! Groovy, baby. Just groovy. As a writer, I've always had … Continue reading How Million Yen Women Inspired My Revised Author Wish List!
Writing high fantasy is not for the hobbyist. It takes perseverance, cleverness, and lots of dedicated time. I'm currently completing the second phase of world building for a high fantasy series that's been haunting my waking and dreaming hours for quite some time. About three years actually. Adara Trosclair, for whom this blog is named … Continue reading Quotes to Write By – Day 27