There she is. My sent-to-production brain baby. I remember when I finished the very first draft… I never imagined it’d get this far. I really didn’t. I had hope, but that was literally all I had. A hope! A wish! Never underestimate hope. When that hope is lit up with the fire of *work* and a refusal to give up, *anything* is possible. And the … Continue reading I Love My Sent-To-Production Brain Baby
Well, it is finished. It is finally finished. I’m totally brain dead now, so the following isn’t going to make much sense, but I just had to celebrate and say: the 12th and final round of editing is done, and The Very Real World of Emily Adams has been sent off for proofreading. HOORAY!!! 🎉 I’m so excited and happy, the FINAL edit is done! … Continue reading The Final Draft is FINALLY Done! 🎉
There she is, ladies and gentlemen. My manuscript, draft 10.5. 10.5!!! For the love, *don’t* you judge your book by its early drafts. You have SO many more to go through! At minus 31,000+ words from the original manuscript, I am finally done with cutting. HOORAY! So, I have chosen to print this off, get it bound at FedEx, and read it with a Dr. … Continue reading Almost There…
We’ve got a release date! AHHH!!! ❤️❤️❤️ Oh man, this is getting real! And check out that release date… 2020. That is pretty much the coolest possible year. Back in the 90’s, when I was a kid, that year sounded so *futuristic*. I thought I’d be so… old. I couldn’t even *imagine* what that year would look like, let alone fathom that it’d be the … Continue reading We Have A Release Date!
At 5:03 PM, with this signature, I officially signed a contract with Immortal Works LLC. “The Very Real World of Emily Adams” is going to be published!!!! I’m not only contracted for this novel, but for all of its sequels. I’m not crying… okay, I’m crying. I’m totally crying. I am overwhelmed with happiness. It’s just… unbelievable. I’d *hoped* this would happen, I worked my … Continue reading You CAN Slay the Dragons
An early draft of the first chapter from my upcoming novel. Sure, it’s a little lengthy, but hey! Reading about a mysterious man–who occasionally goes by the name, Lipstick Rick–rushing to the rescue of a suicidal girl, is an excellent way to pass the time. Enjoy! I will never forget the first moment I met him. How could I? It was my darkest hour. It … Continue reading Early Draft of Track One: The Beginning Is the End Is the Beginning