One of my favorite parts of prewriting new books is finding inspiration for the characters. So, I present to you my dream cast. Do you agree? Did you have other people in mind? Let me know!
Every year we take a trip to a location at least one of us hasn't been to before, so this year was a new experience for me at one of my husband, Tre's, favorite places. Last month, we celebrated our fifth anniversary with a trip to Zion National Park. We hiked one of the most famous… Continue reading Adventuring – Zion National Park
Guys! This summer has been crazy, and it's not quite over yet. I have a lot in the works right now. I know most of you only care about what books are going to be available and when, and here's a bit of an update for you! I have a book (separate from the Begin… Continue reading What’s up, August?
Yesterday I saw Dunkirk and while I really enjoyed it, I wish I could have turned off my writer's brain for two hours. The movie is great, really and truly. My problem was that I wanted it to be the next Pearl Harbor. It wasn't and I realized why. There was no backstory. Sure, you… Continue reading Turning off my Writer’s Brain
Music is often my muse. Songwriters have always been so impressive to me. They're able to create a world, craft a story, make you laugh or cry, and all in about 3 minutes. HOW!? I've tried several times to write short stories and can't keep my word count down, yet there are these amazing people… Continue reading Inspiration from Music
I get asked about my writing process quite a bit, so I’m finally putting all of my thoughts together for you. Keep in mind, this is the process that I’ve found through trial and error to work best for me. There is no right or wrong way to write. Start with your idea. What story… Continue reading My Writing Process
I’m not a huge fan of change and the entire Spring season was one change after another. These last few months have kicked my butt. I’ve been less active than normal, but that’s good news on the book front! Let me catch you up. We’ve been going through the home buying process, and it’s… Continue reading It’s been a while…
I posted about my struggle with Hashimoto's previously and have an update! A friend of mine told me about a specialist she went to last year when she was feeling crummy. Low energy, weight gain, etc....all the fun symptoms of low thyroid. Well, we got to talking about my experience and told me I had… Continue reading My Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Battle, Part II
When I get an idea in my head for a new story the very first thing I do is find my dream cast. Putting a real face to the characters helps them come alive. I keep the characters and their backgrounds in separate folders and build their worlds all before I begin outlining or writing… Continue reading Begin Again Dream Cast
I had a realization this week. My big dream might not be knocking on my door (yet) but that doesn't mean every little thing I'm doing now isn't bringing just a teeny tiny bit closer to the ultimate goal. My big dream? Getting my books to you. I want my words read. There are plenty… Continue reading Dreaming Big: don’t let doubt stop you