I’ve needed to do something about my book shelf situation at home for about two years Problem was, I really liked the bookshelf I had, really liked my living room set up, and didn’t want to just get rid of a perfectly good bookshelf (or perfectly good books). So I kept piling all the new books on the floor near the book shelf, telling … Read More Writing Update: Rainbow Bookshelves, Audio Books, and More
After last month’s writing update, I officially started the process of querying agents. And I forgot how much the querying process SUCKS. You basically send out a letter to decide the fate of your baby to someone you’ve never met and then spend literally weeks and months waiting around for the response to drop like a thunderbolt from the sky to either ruin or … Read More Writing Updates: Sitting, Waiting, Wishing
It’s officially Spooktober and what better way to celebrate than with a new collection of spooky stories?! Cursed Collectibles is officially available through Amazon! The Kindle version is available now, with print and audiobook versions to come in the next couple weeks. Click here to purchase Cursed Collectibles: An Anthology for Kindle Spend an afternoon antiquing and it’s not hard to figure out why … Read More Cursed Collectibles: An Anthology is Available Now
I’m so excited to share I have a story coming out in the Cursed Collectibles anthology and it’ll be available for purchase on October 1st – just in time for Halloween! The story I have in this anthology, entitled “The Garden Party” is actually one I wrote way back when I was going to UCSD – and then rewrote and submitted for this! I love … Read More Cursed Collectibles Anthology to Be Released October 1st
This month I’m starting the agent querying process for Shadow of the Magician. I got feedback from most of my beta readers back and made all my changes to the manuscript from there. I also finished doing the grammar line edits so I feel like this is a solid, clean draft. I’m now at the point where anything else I might do it just feels … Read More Writing Updates: Starting the Query Process for Shadow of the Magician
2018 Shannon thought her review of Superstars Writing Seminars was crazy delayed. 2019 Shannon said, “Hold my beer.” Superstars Writing Seminars 2019 took place the first week of February. It’s *cough* nearly September and this review is just now being published. But I don’t think it makes sharing my experience any less valuable, especially since this year I was experiencing it as an alumni, … Read More Recap: Superstars Writing Seminars 2019
Two rejections. That’s how my July went. I could stop here. But this blog post is, after all, called “Congratulations and Write On.” Clearly, there’s more. The first rejection I received was for a short story I submitted to a themed anthology. On the whole, I thought the story was pretty good and one of the better things I’ve written recently. I did get … Read More Writing Updates: Congratulations and Write On
That’s a pretty cool sight, right? As a writer, having all those words you’ve written in book format is really just an indescribable feeling. I can’t even accurately tell you what that feels like except damn good. In May I finished the most recent draft of Shadow of the Magician. I’m really excited about where it’s finally gotten to and feel this is about the … Read More Writing Updates: Shadow of the Magician and More
I’m excited to share that my short fiction story, “Homecoming”, is out in the April issue of The Plaid Horse magazine. I won Honorable Mention in their 2018 Equestrian Voices Creative Writing Contest. So cool to see the story in print! If you get the magazine, make sure to take a look at the story and let me know what you think! You can … Read More “Homecoming” in Print, More Writing News, and Other Updates
I just found out that I received Honorable Mention for the story I submitted to The Plaid Horse’s 2018 Fiction Writing Contest! “Homecoming” is about a woman dealing with her grief after the death of her beloved horse.
Hi. Still alive. Just busy. Will get back to regular updates eventually and will share some of what’s been occupying my time soon. (Hint: it’s the business) Still writing. I think I’m on track (hope I’m on track) to have all my edits done for Shadow of the Magician done by the end of the year. And I wrote and submitted another short story … Read More Cover Reveal: Cursed Collectibles
August was just…a blur. I had hoped for better this month, but September seems to be more of the same. But I found out this afternoon a short story I had submitted will be published in a forthcoming anthology called Cursed Collectibles! I don’t think I’ve written any short fiction the last few years as I’ve been focused on working on my books, but … Read More New Publication Forthcoming!