One Month Anniversary!

It is hard to believe it has been one month since I first published A Promise of Iron. To mark such an auspicious occasion I am running a special thank you promo to all my newsletter subscribers 1/19-1/23. Promo will begin tomorrow AM so check your email! In addition to this special promo, the monthlyContinue reading “One Month Anniversary!”

Part One: The Song of Creation

An excerpt from the Grimorlin The Song of Creation -Oration performed by a Seveli Justicar. Transcribed by Valan Forvana in the year 3622, Illyrian Long Count In the beginning, there was Void. All that had been was Void. All that was was Void. But Void was not of what was to come. Low and blessedContinue reading “Part One: The Song of Creation”

Part Ten and Three: The Hustle

Retweet, like, follow, rinse, repeat. Feed the algorithm. Keywords, promos, giveaways, ARCs, reviews. Build your brand, build your base. Work the room, network… prowl. As daunting as it is disillusioning— the hustle is real.  One powerful review can spark another while one bad review can set you back. Don’t get too hung up on either.Continue reading “Part Ten and Three: The Hustle”

Part Twelve: Community

After thousands of hours, multiple drafts, rewrites, recasts, painful cuts, alternative endings— I was able to put the keyboard down. The work was imperfect as we all are imperfect, but it was finished. I felt a sense of pride in the accomplishment, then a measure of panic. I no longer had an excuse. “I’m stillContinue reading “Part Twelve: Community”

Part Eleven: The wise women in the woods

The hero’s journey has many recurring themes. Supernatural aid, the wise man, the helper that appears innocently dressed as a beggar, shop keeper, or editor supreme, is as prevalent in my story as it is in… my story. With my manuscript complete and heart filled with joy, I stepped bravely into the forest of self-publishing…Continue reading “Part Eleven: The wise women in the woods”