Sidhe viewpoint, Scotland Deep breath in, release slowly. Find my center, my calm. This post is going to contain some personal experiences dealing with sexual assault and being raised by a narcissistic mother. If these things are problematic for you, I understand if you want to stop reading now. Words have power. And I need … Continue reading Anxiety, writing, and learned behavior
Three generations I've felt off for a few days now. It started on my drive home from work on Monday. I was angry, irritable, and overthinking a lot of things I probably shouldn't have been. I felt lost, really. Not depressed, not sad, not hopeless. Just...lost. Today, I figured out why. My dad would've celebrated … Continue reading Happy birthday, Dad
Yep, I'm writing again. It took me a few days to think about what the story arc would be, how to bring the characters together, what dynamic I wanted between them. There's also some things that have to happen, given that 'Heroes of Avoch' will be up for sale by the time this one releases. … Continue reading Starting on page 1
Jinaari, as I see him in 'Heroes of Avoch' Well, things are happening! My editor at Creative James Media fell in love with 'Scales & Stingers' and finished the edits! She's someone who has no idea what D&D is, or reads a lot of fantasy, yet she connected with the characters and the story. For … Continue reading Next!
Sidhe Viewpoint, west of Loch Ness, Scotland Earlier today, I did a thing. I finished the first draft of 'Sword & Soul'. I typed the words 'The End', saved the file, and sent it to my beta readers. The 'Heroes of Avoch' series is done. Now, yes, there's a lot of editing and revising to … Continue reading Typing ‘The End’ after 2 years
One thing I've been working on is finding the small things around me every day that make me happy. I'm not talking big stuff. The simple moments of joy that bring a smile to my face even if no one else cares. Part of that is doing certain things every morning. My anxiety finds comfort … Continue reading Simple joys
I am beyond thrilled to bring you this news. I am under contract with Creative James Media for the entire 'Heroes of Avoch' trilogy!!!! 'Scales & Stingers' (book 1) - will release in March, 2023. 'Shield & Scepter' (book 2) will release in March, 2024. 'Sword & Soul' (book 3) will release in October, 2024. … Continue reading Coming in 2023 – The Heroes of Avoch!!!!
A week or so ago, as I was digging through my purse, I found the small plastic holder I had for business cards. There was a problem: they had my old pen name, and outdated information about my website, email, etc on them. Took a deep breath, tossed them into the recycle bin, and went … Continue reading New pen name means new cards!
Trail to Fairy Glen, Black Isle, Scotland I have hope today. You'd think that'd be a normal thing in a person's life. I like to think I have hope for us as a society, a nation, and a world on a daily basis. Events over the last two years have tested that hope. There's only … Continue reading Daring to dream
Yesterday was a strange day. I can tell my meds are working, because any other day when I felt like I did would've meant a downward spiral was speeding up. Instead, I stayed at a level that wasn't bad. I wasn't particularly motivated, but I still did get some writing done. That took a bit … Continue reading A tiny bud of happiness