Thursday, January 31, 2013

Gifted Teens Series #3

I started writing the next book in The Gifted Teens Series a few weeks ago. I started out slow, but this past weekend, I got up to 5000 words and now I'm at 7000. I changed a few things so it feels like I should have more words than I do.

It seems that it'll be in both Kassia and Mira's point of view like the first book. That's how it's leading me anyway. I have a few storyline ideas and I'm really excited about writing them. I'm introducing a couple new teens too. A boy and a girl :)

I hope that this book meets the expectations of all my fans!!

Monday, January 14, 2013


Here it is. A new year. A blank slate. To authors like me, a blank sheet of paper. And yet, it still feels like the same old thing. Maybe it's the gloomy January, maybe it's the lack of sleep, but nothing feels like it's a new year.

I would like nothing better to feel inspired. To feel like anything can happen. Most days I'm just too darn tired to feel much of anything. I'm not a morning person. I'm a night owl. And I'm not someone who falls asleep the minute my head hits the pillow. I toss and turn and toss again. I flip, I flop. I think about things. I think about my life, my family, money... I think about my characters, my books, and what to do next.

And then the baby wakes up. Not once. Not twice. Every 1-2 hours all night long. I love my little guy to pieces, but he's almost 10 months old and needs to sleep. By the time I finally fall asleep at night, he wakes up, and then I only sleep in short spurts until about 7am when I have to get up to get the girls off to school.

I'm exhausted. I can't form enough words to write a page or two in any of my books. Not any that make sense anyway. It's possible this blog post won't make sense. But at least I will have tried.

I'm still here. When I can see straight, I've been editing the second book in the Between Words series. The sequel to Dark Promise cowritten with Julia Crane. Once that is done, I hope to work on a third book in the Gifted Teens series. I'm thinking of writing it from Kassia and Mira's viewpoints like the first book. I also hope to get a book about cutting out this year. I've been working on it when I can, but it's not much yet.

I know readers and fans like to see an author put lots of books out every year, so I hope that my fans can understand that I only released one last year and that I'll be trying to get two out this year, maybe three. I won't be going anywhere. I have so many stories to tell. I'll be around for a long, long time. I hope you will all share in the journey with me.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Young Adult Faeries and Fantasy Giveaway Hop

Another giveaway!!!!
Welcome to the Young Adult Faeries and Fantasy Giveaway Hop. This giveaway runs January 8-14 2013. Please fill out the form below. Five winners will be chosen to receive a copy of my faery themed eBook, Dark Promise.

You have to like my Facebook fan page for your first entry (this is just liking the page, you don't have to friend me). You can get up to 4 more entries by leaving a comment below or following or friending me on the websites below for a total of 5 entries.

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