Showing posts from April, 2014


That's what this "vacation" really feels like...waiting. I shouldn't complain really. I haven't had a "real" break in ages, but yeah, the itch to keep working on the books is there. In the meantime, I've been reading, going on mini adventures with my dearest Shadow Weaver, spending time with friends, watching some anime, and catching up on sleep. I know some of you would say that I should still work even though I don't have the book back from my readers yet, but if I ever want to complete a project, I have to take the step back...even if the workaholic is dying inside. I had a bad habit of starting things and then never finishing them because I would multi-task on my stories. I won't feed that annoying little monster, heh. Believe it or not, I hate the idea of vegging. Once in a while, it is lovely...but I like being busy. Perhaps I should return to my Zelda games to help stop me feeling so stir-crazy (and it'll help not destroy my alre…

"...and not a soul to hear."

I've always liked the color purple, even though others would tell you that I love black, red, and blue. To the spiritual, we believe that the color purple is a color of protection; others will say that purple is the color of royalty. To Game of Thrones fans, we have the "Purple Wedding"...and what a glorious color it was concerning the death of the most hated character in existence. Granted, when I first read King Joffrey's death, I thought he got off easy. After watching it, I found myself thinking the same thing. Still, a despicable character met his end. I'm not sure who amused me more last night and this morning; the reactions of people via social media who didn't read the books, or the news articles written by journalists who didn't read the books. Your local friendly neighborhood book snob leaves you with a message: READ THE BOOKS. You can do audiobooks too...just sayin'.

In my last entry, I said I was going to start phase two of my cohesion ed…

Phase two...of sorts.

A weekend filled with friends, Captain America 2 and Game of Thrones, oh myyy! It was a good thing I already decided to take the weekend off from book work; I sort of forgot what it was like to be relaxed. Ok, perhaps distracted from the book jitters would be a better description. It's the sad part about being an obsessive perfectionist, the constant worrying and nerves...

I sent off the recent versionof Child of Blackwen to the readers last week, and so far so good! Both are making nice progress and have sent comments that eased some of my nerves, which is always a good thing. The one reader who already read all three books of the series so far says that I've done a good job with the recent cohesion edit of book 1, so that is one huge weight that's flown off my shoulders. Thank goodness.

I don't expect to get book 1 back from my readers until the end of the month, so I'll be returning to the cohesion edit tomorrow. I'm excited to return to the tale in Mistres…