New Year, New Schedule

on Thursday, December 14, 2017
    I haven't exactly been living up to my goals this year. Whoops.

    In my resolutions at the beginning of the year, I set up quite a few goals for myself. Then I made a small life-changing announcement and said I only had plans for the beginning half of the year (because I was having a baby in July). Well, things got all wonky when my morning sickness didn't go away, and I lost my job and spent the first 3 months of the year looking for a new one (that didn't happen either, in case anyone was wondering). 
    To sum up, I didn't:

  • Finish editing Powerful
  • Get a new job
  • Finish my JL anthology piece for Between Heroes and Villains (it was too long)
  • Start unnamed fairy tale retelling 


on Wednesday, November 29, 2017
    2016-2017 was a whirlwind for me. 
    It started last November when I found out that I was pregnant after a year and a half of trying. It was so shocking because at that point we had given up, fairly confident that it wasn't going to happen. And that's when it usually happens. It was a huge dream come true after so long, and I could barely contain my happiness. 
   But then, I got super sick. The pregnancy made me so ill I couldn't get out of bed, and soon enough I couldn't eat or drink anything. I didn't talk about it at the time, but I ended up in the hospital a year ago. I had Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG), which is relatively unknown but super common. It's basically extreme morning sickness that doesn't alleviate during the pregnancy. The whole nine months, I was taking a cocktail of anti-nausea medication just to survive. I even lost my job because I was so sick. It was really hard to stay motivated. 
    Before Son of Mine was born, only one thing kept me going, and it was the second dream that came true- I was a published author.
    I know, that's old news at this point, but at that point in my life, I had accomplished both of my lifelong dreams at the same time! It was huge! I was living on a high of emotions.
    So in December, my book was published! I got to hold it in my hands, sniff the pages, show it off to family and friends....and then what? 

The Aeonians: Blog Tour with J. E. Klimov

on Sunday, October 8, 2017
    Today we have a very special guest! Meet J. E. Klimov!

Ever since J.E. Klimov was little, she dreamed of sharing her stories with the world. From scribbling plotlines instead of taking notes in school, to bringing her characters to life through sketches, J.E. Klimov’s ideas ranged from fantasy to thriller fiction. Her first publication was a short story, The Guardian’s Secret, in “From the Stories of Old”─ an anthology of fairy-tale retellings. “The Aeonians” is her debut novel with Silver Leaf Books.

A- Welcome! First, tell us a little bit about you.

Whispers in the Shadows: A Horror Anthology

on Friday, September 22, 2017
    From Rowanwood Publishing, comes another anthology! This time? HORROR.

August Goals

on Friday, August 11, 2017
    So....July's over and I never posted any Camp NaNoWriMo updates. Whoops. Turns out, you can't do much sitting (and therefore writing/blogging) when the contractions start. I really only got 7 days to write before everything went crazy. 

    Basically, here's what happened-

July Camp NaNoWriMo 2017

on Wednesday, June 28, 2017
    I can't believe how fast June has flown by. And I haven't accomplished anything writing-wise as I am currently counting down the days until Son of Mine is born. Between the major pregnancy brain and the major nesting, I haven't been able to focus on anything writing related. It's been really discouraging. So, it's a good thing that it's almost July.

    That's right, it's time for round 2 of Camp NaNoWriMo! The only problem? Son of Mine is due July 13th. Yeah, so I really only get half of the month to actually work on my writing. But, I've got a plan.
    As you know, another JL anthology was recently released, and we've already got plans for two more in the future. So rather than working on editing Powerful, this time I'm going to write the first draft of my next short story. Word goal is 7,000-7,500 words. Not too lofty of a goal this time, but that's why I like Camp NaNo more than regular NaNo. 


on Friday, June 16, 2017
    To celebrate the release of the second JL Anthology, JL writers are hosting an exciting giveaway! Win our Ebook bundle, including copies of both anthologies, along with four other exciting reads, plus a beautiful leather journal.