Sort of. I don't usually write more than one thing at a time, because I don't want to run my well dry. But I'm often brainstorming & outlining other things while I'm writing or editing something else. That way, I can dive right into first drafting when I finish the current … [Read more...] about Do you work on more than one project at a time?
Archives for June 2020
I've been in the mood for a crafting/farming game lately, but have had a hard time scratching that itch. I can't say that Graveyard Keeper does that, per se, but it has been a delightful adventure. In Graveyard Keeper, you play... a graveyard keeper. But it's not all landscaping and … [Read more...] about What I’m Playing: Graveyard Keeper
My family is quite supportive of my writing. My husband is one of my alpha readers, and his feedback has been invaluable over the years. My mother and grandmother both read my books once they're published (which I try not to think about while I'm writing them), and one of my aunts is a fan too. I'm … [Read more...] about What does your family think of your writing?
A couple of years ago, I took a trip to New Orleans with a few fellow authors, and while I was there I was introduced to the concept of mind mapping by one of my cohorts. What is a mind map? You've probably seen one before, you just didn't realize what it was. According to mindmapping.com, "A … [Read more...] about Mind Mapping
A veterinary ophthalmologist. I know. Specific, right? You see, my grandmother got a collie when I was a kid, and collies are prone to a variety of medical conditions, one of which is eye problems. It had never occurred to my adolescent mind that animals might have problems with their eyes the … [Read more...] about As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Season 5 of Netflix's Queer Eye recently dropped, and the timing couldn't have been better. I'll admit, I wasn't super interested in this series when it first came out. I'm not even sure what made me decide to give it a try, but it hooked me from the very first episode of season 1. I remember … [Read more...] about What I’m Watching: Queer Eye Season 5
Nope! They are completely different worlds. However... I wrote the first draft of Null Witch one year before Early Grave, and it was rattling around in my mind that Emily and Emma might be the same person while I was writing Early Grave. The worlds quickly diverged, both in my mind and on the … [Read more...] about Is Secondhand Magic set in the Grant Wolves world?
I love storms. I can't remember ever being afraid of them. My mother might be able to tell another tale, but she's not here. I am. So... I love storms. I've always loved storms. I took a meteorology class in college (during which I quietly fangirled about the professor being a local meteorologist … [Read more...] about Stormy Weather
I am not one of those write every day writers. When I'm working on a first draft, I write 5-6 days per week for 1-2 hours, more if I'm in a really good flow. I schedule writing sessions on my calendar, and I often employ a sprint strategy, breaking the allotted time down into smaller chunks, to … [Read more...] about How many hours a day do you write?