• Books,  Updates,  Writing,  Zyne Legacy

    A Very Bookish Summer Update

    Wow, this summer is flying by! Maybe that’s par for the course when I have a new release, and I’m kinda digging that I’m staying so busy (it helps keep me focused) but also a little worried as my deadline for my next book is approaching a lot faster than my word count is growing (eep!).  But, I have had a LOT of stuff going on, and August is going to be a writing month for me, with as little distractions as possible. Quick Summer Re-Cap:   Wild Heart had a fabulous release, and spent over 30 days on the top 100 list for my category! Rain of Ash got…

  • Artwork,  Rain of Ash,  Shameless Self-Pimping,  Skydancer Series,  Updates,  Zyne Legacy

    Skydancer Series – New Covers!

    It’s my hope to release books 2 and 3 of the Skydancer series in the next 9 months, so I decided to order the covers in bulk, and that means Rain of Ash got a gorgeous new facelift just in time for its 2-year birthday.  I’m SO THRILLED!  Once again, the folks at Deranged Doctor Design knocked it out of the park.  I’ll be doing the cover reveals for books 2 and 3 as we get closer to release. Sigh… I could look at it all day. 😀 Save

  • Real Life,  Updates,  Writing

    2017 Intention: Lighting the Creative Fire

    This year, as compared to last, my holiday season was back to the normal crazy. I much prefer it the way we did it last year — a 5 day escape to the winter wonderland that is Whistler, BC. Instead, we hosted family in our new home this year, which was its own kind of special. Especially with the flu hitting us hard the week of Christmas. So, I didn’t have time to do my traditional solstice ritual and meditation. And yet it still came to me, as soon as I was nestled in bed on Solstice night. Whispered by the voice deep within, which I’ve admittedly been remiss at…

  • Real Life,  To Tame a Wild Heart,  Updates,  Writing

    Fall Writing Update – Through the Fog

    If you’ve been following along, you know that my next book is way beyond past due. I was planning to have it ready in June, July, August, and September (at which time I had to give up the ghost and accept it was going to be longer). There were too many other things going on that needed my attention this year, and my focus and energy were just sapped. The last several months have felt like a dream, and not a particularly good one. And yes, I’m talking about the election.

  • Real Life,  To Tame a Wild Heart,  Updates,  Writing

    Summer Writing Update

    Where has the summer gone!?!? I find myself asking this question yet again, despite the fact that every year I vow to make the most out of the sparkling gem that is a Pacific Northwest summer. They are brief, but breathtaking. The last few months have been a whirlwind of moving, settling, socializing, and taking part in a beautiful wedding of a dear friend. My lover has been working OT like he’s saving for the end of the world, and I’ve been hoarding what time I have to myself to focus on my upcoming release and decompress.

  • Writing,  Writing Wednesday

    Draft Faster and Cleaner with a Writing Notebook

    Whew! What a whirlwind the past month has been. The weather has been blessedly warm and dry here in Seattle, so I’ve taken every opportunity to go outside and soak up the rays, because who knows when the sun will wander back behind the Shroud of Eternal Grey? Between that and moving (on short notice), quality butt-in-chair writing time has been hard to come by. I didn’t want to lug my giant laptop outside, and with my home in disarray, it has been very hard to focus. Which is why I am SO glad that about three months ago, I started writing in a notebook. I’m not talking about a…