• Worse Than Anticipated

    You know that book I was reading? Romantic suspense? And I wanted to keep reading even though I had fears about where it was going? It was so much worse than anticipated. I really don’t want to be mean to…

  • Annoying Tropes

    I did a thing recently where I wrote down a list of tropes that I like to read in books, and started a list of those I don’t. The second list right now isn’t very long, probably because I had…

  • Advice to Writers

    The featured image is just one of the little promo ads I made. I’ve been enjoying playing with the app and getting some promo out of it. This is my last week of teaching for a little while. I love…

  • Learning to Needle Felt

    I decided I wanted to learn to needle felt. I order some supplies and watched a video on how to make a ball and jumped in. I didn’t bother with a pattern, but the kit came with instructions that I…

  • If You’re a Writer, You Need to Hear This

    I once had an editor tell me a book hardly needed anything—all light revisions—and then when I went to implement something in the first chapter, that single pulled thread led me to throwing out about 60,000 words of a 90,000…

  • I’m a Fucking Good Writer

    I rarely reread what I’ve written. After going through all the drafts and the revisions and publishing process, I will hate the book and I won’t want to see it again for awhile. Eventually I do reread, and this week…

  • Writing The Elf Job

    So you may have noticed The Elf Job is now out. I can’t tell you how glad I am to have it off my plate. It was a really difficult book to write for several reasons. The first is that…