Thursday, June 25, 2015

Who wants to have IN DAWN AND DARKNESS dedicated to them!?

We're getting closer to the release of the final book in the Secrets of Itlantis series, In Dawn and Darkness. I realized the other day that I don't have a person lined up for the dedication, and as you guys may remember, sometimes I like to dedicate my books to readers.

So I thought I'd make a Rafflecopter for the dedication. Here it is!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Drafting: Faith, Patience, and Hope

Writing a first draft is an exercise in faith, patience, and hope. Faith in yourself that you'll actually produce something useable, patience for your neurotic worrying that you won't, and hope that you'll like it when you're done. You might even love it.

Right now I feel like I've got a tattered quilt of words and I'm trying to sew it together, scene by scene, into something that makes sense. I've been gone a few months taking care of my baby, and an absence like that always seems to shake me a little in the confidence department.

But it will come together. Writing is a bit magical, I think. The stories begin to make sense after you've slogged through half a draft, spewing words and hoping there's some method under all the madness. And then, almost miraculously, there is.

IN DAWN AND DARKNESS is the last in the Itlantis series, and that is bittersweet as always, but I have so many other stories waiting to be told, and some of them are getting impatient. I'm eager to sink into them and play around with new worlds and characters. But first I have to do this final piece of the Itlantis story justice. I just might need a doughnut (or ten) while I'm at it.

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