Why I stepped away

I write that title and think to myself you've failed as a writer. I haven't dug into my writing projects since early February. I've been writing still, I've been editing still, but I'll be the first to say I was not prioritizing writing. I could claim I've been busy, I could honestly tell you work has…

The Five-Minute Meltdown

There I was, boasting that critiques were bouncing off my back as positive reinforcement that what I was writing was good. Not just good, people asked to read more! They complimented my characters, appreciated the depth and complexity of thought, laughed where I wanted them to. Then one note came along. It wasn't negative. It…

How I Find Ideas

I will be completely honest with you here: the last four books have somewhat come from the confines of my brain. They are the stories that have been living inside me for the last 26 (almost 27) years that have finally been put into words. You want to know why this terrifies me? What happens…