Hello, and welcome to my little corner of the wowiweb (I am far too lazy to type world wide web, and besides, it’s fun to say wo-wi-web in my head. :) ). Is it already obvious I have an offbeat sense of humor? I hope no matter your own, you’ll stick around!
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In the mean time, enjoy a perusal of my variety show called a blog!
My first book, The Beauty Thief, is NOW available!
It is the first title in my series called The Chronicles of the Twelve Realms. The genre is YA fantasy fiction. I would consider all my writing to be no more than PG-13 in content. My hope is that you’ll not only be curious but that you’ll read and enjoy each story I write.
Between January and April of 2014, I wrote the original manuscript for The Beauty Thief. I then self-edited several times before enlisting the help of a few smart women I know to clean up the grammar and give valuable feedback on the story.
I sent the manuscript to my independent editor, Susan Hughes, in mid-November. She worked through it with great diligence and returned it to me at the beginning of January, 2015. It was ready for final editing. This book has been combed over and smoothed out. I have taken great care in making sure The Beauty Thief is not only a sweet tale, but that it also looks and feels professional from the cover, to the formatting, to the writing itself.
The entire writing-a-fiction-novel process has been a huge leap into the dark for me. And trust me, I’m not one to leap without looking. Just ask my husband. Okay, maybe that’s not entirely true, but for most things I deliberate a great deal. Once I take a leap, though, I dive in and give my best. You could say, I’m only in if I’m all in.
I’ve learned countless new things about the art of writing fiction, blogging, social media, new computer programs, publishing, e-publishing, cover design, and even myself. For instance, I knew I had a tendency to be highly focused when working on a project (especially artistic), but writing and editing my writing have made it abundantly clear that I’m on a subway, in a tunnel, every time I’m in the writing zone. I cannot get off just anywhere.
Again, welcome to my variety show called a blog!