Tuesday, May 12, 2015

This Blog's Moving

Hi all!

Yeah, it's been a long time. Mainly, life's been taking over.

Which means that I haven't really had anything to write about until recently. And when I had, I realized that this blog isn't really in the right place. Nor is it really focused in the right way.

So if you'd like to be updated on my progress, my Tumblr is the place to go.

I'll be keeping this blog open because maybe one day I'll need it again. But for now, thanks for reading, and I hope to see you at the new place.

Lots of love!


Monday, October 27, 2014

More of a hint on my mystery project.

Today, I decided to take a whack at NaNoWriMo. For those of you not quite aware of it, NaNoWriMo is an annual challenge where thousands of writers try to write 50k words in the thirty days of November.

It's pretty epic.

I actually wasn't going to do NaNo this year, but then I realized that I really really REALLY want to finish at least one more rough draft this year.

And yes, it's part of the War of Six Crowns series. This, for those of you who've been reading my goal posts on The Five Year Project, is the Mystery Project I've been working on for most of this year already.

Still not going to say more about it, because I know that once you've read the second book, you're going to get a serious buzz out of this one.

But for now, a song that very nicely sums up the story and the emotions in it:


Friday, October 10, 2014


My goodness. I can't believe it's October already. I mean seriously. We're a third of a way through that too. Time's seriously flying at the moment.

It's been a while since the last time I posted. For good reason. I started a new business, which means that my available time has been severely limited.

So the good thing (especially for you, if you've read The Vanished Knight and want to find out what happens next) is that I'm spending most of my available time to get TVK and The Heir's Choice ready for publishing.

The not-so-good-news is that the time constraints I'm facing means that I probably won't be able to publish at the end of October as previously announced.

At the moment, I'm waiting for the covers, as well as for my final beta readers to let me know if THC is clean enough to send in for copy edits. After that, I have copy edits and formatting, then both books will be out there for the whole world to see.

Still. We're close.

In related news, I've finished (I think) the rough draft to book three in this series. Which means I'm right on schedule to publish it next year.

Since I love this song and it's perfect for the place I left off for book 3, I thought I'd share.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Update and Another Awesome Song

Sheesh! I can't believe it's almost being a month.

Sorry for disappearing on you! I didn't really mean to. But I kinda got busy... you know... writing the series.

Right now I'm editing The Heir's Choice and it's going to be awesome. At the same time, I'm busy writing its sequel. The plan is that I can get into rewrites by the end of the year and edit it into greatness early in 2015.

I've actually hit on a title for book three, but I'm going to hang onto it for now. Maybe it will change or something as I edit, and I don't want to confuse people by having too many titles out there for the same book.

Today's song comes from my playlist for Book 3. Specifically, I'm busy writing a scene with Callan and Darrion and this song seems fitting. The band, Zebra and Giraffe, comes from South Africa, my home.

Sadly, though, today's vid doesn't have a lyric's version available, so I'm just going to let you all get lost in the emotions.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Song from Wo6C3

I've been wondering about which song I would post here next and then today I heard this song at my friend Robin's blog.

It reminds me of the third book, which I'm incidentally working on at the moment. Yep. No long delays before publishing for me. I'm hoping to have book three and something related to the series published next year.

Anyway... the song. It's one of those I can't really say much about, since it does have a deep meaning to the story in book three. Still, you'll note it's pretty sad.

And that's for a reason too...

Friday, June 6, 2014

A song for Callan (Plus a series update)

Right now, I'm shaking with excitement. Trembling with anticipation. Squeeing.

Yes, I squee. Much more regularly than one would think.

But tonight, I thought I should share, because the source of my giddiness is The War of Six Crowns. 

I mentioned before that I've been working on The Heir's Choice, which is book two in the series. I also mentioned that editing this book is a pain in the ass, since I wasn't completely sure what to do to make the book stand on its own the way it's supposed to.

However a few days ago I decided to be brave and make a huge change, even though I didn't know how it would affect the end.

It will be affecting the end. Drastically so. But the good news is that the result is so epic that I'm literally itching to start rewrites on book 3.

More than that, I'm not going to say. (Because hey, I still want you to read the books.)

But because most of the epic-ness is centering around Callan, I thought I'd share a song that captures her character for me. And... well, because it's an awesome song.

Hope you enjoy!


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Undisclosed Desires

Actually, now that I think about it, I actually do have some posts I can share with you all. Mainly, these will be songs that I use when writing and editing the first two books. (Still editing the second book. TVK is ready for re-publishing.)

I just think it'll be a great way for you to get a feel for the story. Later-on, I'll probably re-post some of the songs with scenes those songs define for me. Right now, though, I'm going to leave you in suspense a bit longer.

But I will say this: One of the things about this series (and something that sometimes makes editing and writing it tricky) is the emotional complexity in it. Not everyone wears their heart on their sleeve, but there's some deep and sometimes dark stuff going on under the surface.

And this basically means that Muse is always an excellent choice for me to write to. And probably the most relevant song when it comes to the romantic aspects of the series is this one: