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August Monthly Wrap-Up!

Happy Friday everyone! Sorry I've been so AWOL this month... I think I've just been so busy and haven't had time to remain as active on here as I would like. I'm thinking of just switching to posting on only Wednesdays and if something comes up for Friday then I will. Classes have started, Wayward released in September and I'm revising book 2 and working on a new WIP. It's going to be a busy month so we'll see how active I am on here. Anyways, here's my monthly wrap up for August! August Writing: I got so much writing done this month! I finished editing Wayward and I implemented most of my beta reader's feedback (I'm still waiting on one more). Today, if Amazon will allow it, I want to order my proof copy to make sure all looks well. I can't wait to hold this book in my hands!! I also finished book 2 of St. Croix Falls. That was a bit of a hassle to finish... I'm super happy with the way the ending turned out but the beginning and mid

Guest Post: Emily Hayse

Happy Wednesday everyone! So, today I'll be sharing a post from Emily Hayse, author of Seventh City as a part of her blog tour. Here's a little about the book and the beautiful cover: “ Let me tell you a story that happened so long ago that only the hills and rivers can remember the time . . . .” All her life, thirteen-year-old Maki has heard tales of the legendary city of gold, buried deep in the northern frontier. But when her village is burned and her brother captured by cruel invaders, the legend becomes desperately real. Armed with a wolf-dog and a heart of courage, Maki sets out on a journey that will demand all her strength and cunning. She is determined to bring her brother home at all costs. Yet as her quest leads her deep into a wilderness of ancient dangers, Maki realizes that even for her, some prices are too high to pay.   I loved getting to read about how Emily found the inspiration for Seventh City and I hope you do too! :) ~~~~

Wayward Pre-Order!!

Hello everyone! Happy Sunday! Guess what?? Wayward is up for pre-order now!! This is really happening, this book is really going to be out next month and I can't wait to share it with everyone. I started this year with a totally different book I was working on and a totally different plan on publishing and yet here I am, self-publishing yet again. No matter how many times I go back to traditional publishing and wanting to query, I always end up back here. Not because it's easy or fast. I keep going back to self-publishing because I like having complete creative control over my work. I like setting deadlines for myself and I like the community that comes with self-publishing. Its a lot of work and a lot of research and a lot of faith, but it's so worth it. If you don't know much about Wayward here's a little about the book: Mia Avery is a city girl through and through. She loves the hustle and bustle of the city and is perfectly content with her life there.

Editing Tips for Self-Published Authors

Happy Wednesday everyone! Sorry for the lack of posts last week... I was feeling majorly uninspired and unmotivated. I've also been dealing with a lot of anxiety lately and that's made it hard to focus on things, along with editing Wayward like crazy and researching promotional stuff and all that. I'm determined for Wayward's launch to be a success. But anyways, since I'm at that phase of editing where you can't stand to read your book again and think it sounds horrible and is boring and awful, I thought I'd do a post on editing because why not? These aren't just for self-published authors. These can be for writers of all kinds and are just a few things I've picked up while editing Wayward. Print it out! I know some people don't like to print their manuscripts out cuz it uses up a lot of paper but it is so worth it. For a while I would go to Office Max or Staples and have them print it out but it ended up costing too much money. Since then,