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How to Write a Sequel

Hello everyone! Happy Wednesday! April is here at last and I'm so glad for it.

As I hit published on Cursed and decided to use this week to focus on Emerald Phantom, I realized that I've been drowning in sequels all March. Revising a sequel and writing one. Yesterday I published my second sequel.

Let me just tell you something, not to be a discouragement, but sequels are hard. I don't know about you, but I have a rough time with them. And though Emerald Phantom is going way smoother than Cursed did... it's still a trickier one to write than Golden Touch.

The thing is... I'm good at beginnings. I'm good at writing the beginnings of books and I fly through the beginning of a series, in other words, the first book in the series. But middles? Those are super hard for me, like they are for many writers. So writing the middle of a series A.K.A. the sequel? That's just as hard, if not harder because its not just the beginning of a book - it's a whole book! Wha…
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//Book Release//

Happy Tuesday everyone!

I just wanted to pop on here and say that Cursed is officially out today! 😆 This book took me a lot longer than I thought it would to write and revise and publish. It went through a lot of different phases. This is my second sequel I've ever hit publish on and it feels amazing. Project Hellion was a hard book to write. It took me almost two years. This one? Took way less time, but was just as difficult. The fact that Wayward did well enough to warrant a sequel and that I'm confident that Cursed will do as well as Wayward? It's pretty cool and something I wasn't sure I would ever get to have.

So, if you're interested, check out Cursed HERE! Wayward is also up for sale to celebrate the release of Cursed. You can get that for 1.99 or on Kindle Unlimited HERE.

When Mia Avery moved to the small, seemingly sleepy town of St. Croix Falls with her mother and meets Rhett, she was thrown headfirst into the dangerous and dark world of the Fae. She disc…

March Monthly Wrap Up

Happy Wednesday everyone!
We're officially on a stay at home or shelter in place or whatever you want to call it order. So, no going out somewhere unless its for food or medical reasons. Really, the whole order didn't really change much of how we've been doing things at my house the last week. The only stores we go to, and by we I mean one person leaves the house and comes back with groceries, are grocery stores. I can understand why they're doing that though. So many people are going to Lowes and Hobby Lobby and all these non-essential places. Hopefully this will deter them, and I think those stores might actually be closing for the time being.

March Writing: This month has been an interesting one writing-wise. I've been getting in a little bit of writing the sequel to Golden Touch here and there. I'm writing at least a page in it every week or so, which is progress. Actually, it's been really nice to have a WIP that I can work on at my own pace. There'…

How to Write A Survivalist Character During The Apocalypse

Hello friends!

It's been a while... The last two weeks have been kind of nuts. The entire world is freaking out, everything's been turned upside down. Last week was rough... I had wanted to write out a birthday blog post and do something special on here for turning 22, but then everything happened and I was too stressed and I forgot to write anything, so that's kind of a bummer. I guess I could do it this week, but I feel like something else is needed for this week. I was thinking I should write some meaningful, hope-filled blog post. Write about what's going on in the world... but then I realized, everyone is already doing that. Social media is saturated with hope-filled positivity. And don't get me wrong, that's great! It's needed right now. To be honest though, Sunday night and into Monday I was getting pretty fed up with all the positivity. I think I was just overwhelmed and stressed, but I got pretty bitter and told my mom I was sick of hearing all thi…

Friday Musings #7

Happy Friday all!

I am super grateful for this week, that this week has gone so well and I'm very thankful that I get to close out February better than I started. March is going to be a good month. I'm thankful I get to start March out feeling good too.

I talked about how the beginning of February was rough. Lots of anxiety and depression and honestly near the end of January and the start of this month I kind of felt like a mess. Hence the reason I'm so glad I feel better. My third college class starts March 9th (my birthday!) and at the beginning of this month I wasn't sure if I would be able to handle it. I told myself I could and told my mom I could when she asked if I should drop the class because it might be too much, but deep down I was really worried it would push me over the edge. I'm glad I waited to make that decision though because now I feel more clear headed, more in control and like I can handle adding a third class to my schedule.

Not to say there h…

February Monthly Wrap Up

Happy Wednesday everyone!

I totally spaced last week and didn't get any blog posts up! :( It turned out to be a pretty busy week and to be honest, I wasn't feeling very inspired to get any sort of blog post writing done. My motivation and inspiration well for the blog is starting to run on empty. I'm going to try and refill it during March though, so I can stay consistent.

February Writing: February was less of a writing month and more of a revising/editing month. I revised and edited Golden Touch (I've said it to several people and on several social media platforms, but that was the cleanest first draft I've ever written in my life!). I'm beyond happy with how it's turned out. Everything about that book makes me so, so happy and I can't wait to start writing book 2! I don't know when Golden Touch will be published... It's the kind of book that I wrote one hundred percent for myself and for the pure enjoyment of writing. I'm not sure I'm …

Friday Musings #6

Happy Friday and happy Valentine's Day!

I had this whole Valentine's post planned for Wednesday and then... the week got away from me and I ended up not finishing it. :( I was pretty excited about it though, so I think I'll finish writing it over the weekend and post it next week.

This week has been a bit of a rough one. My anxiety's felt a little out of control lately and this week has just felt like one thing after another. It's been tough, but I am glad I still had the energy to get my classwork done for the week. I even got some editing done on Cursed and Golden Touch too.

I started Chosen by Kirsten White this week! I'm only on like chapter two, but I'm loving it so far! I love the protagonist, Nina. Most other slayers are tough and strong, independent female protagonists. And if they aren't before they become a slayer, they become one pretty quickly. They give into their slayer instincts. I love that Nina started out a healer, a girl who doesn…