Will You Be My Patreon?

Will You Be My Patreon?

I've officially launched my Patreon. As opposed to simply adding a Donate button, I wanted to give you guys a method of getting a bit more back, depending on what level of involvement you'd like in my career. While I am shooting for the moon with this, I expect it to be a slow burn, possibly taking years before I'm finally able to break away from my day job and become a full time writer. This is just a step toward that goal.

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Thoughts on the Craft

Thoughts on the Craft

There are times where I question whether or not I'm a writer.

After some analysis, it's obvious I am. Recently, at PAX South, I found myself repeatedly standing in line with my manuscript draped over one arm, a set of three pens settled precariously between my mouth and hands, editing the last 100 pages of The Faithful. I'd done that multiple times, but no one asked me about (I guess not that strange) and, at some point during the conference, started having a personal crisis as to whether or not I was a "writer." Only after some reflection that I realized that of course I was, but since I wasn't writing at that point, it felt like I was living a charade.

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State of the Herd Dynasty

State of the Herd Dynasty

It's been awhile since I've sat down and told you about my writing journey. In the months since I last updated you, I finished a complete revision of The Faithful and, at the end of that journey, added twenty thousand words to the manuscript. I also cut six thousand from the opening of the novel to really up the punch. It's definitely changed how certain characters interact with each other, as well as build relationships that my betas didn't quite buy.

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Dubious Upbringing

Dubious Upbringing

So, from the looks of this website, I have gone completely underground since not being chosen for #PitchWars. In reality, having two kids, holding down a full time job, and getting matched up with a critique partner through the always amazing Lara Willard, I've been doing a lot of behind the scenes work.

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Writing Process Blog Tour

Writing Process Blog Tour

I recently joined this amazing group that is for authors that are out and about, querying to their heart's content! While I'm relatively new to this group, I was able to join in on this great blog tour about authors and their writing processes! Karen Mahara tagged me as a part of this and now you'll get to revel in my unnecessarily complicated writing process!

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Dropping a Little Magic

Dropping a Little Magic

I can hardly believe it, but last week I finished The Magician. As for my monthly goals, I didn't quite hit 60k, but I tend to expand with revision, then aggressively cull. The Faithful, for instance, started at 67k, dropped to 54k, and, over the last several revisions, worked its way up to 85k. At one point, the novel was split into two but that's a different story. One that I'm pretty sure I've gone into in the past. If not, just let me know and I'll regale you with a tale.

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