Category Archives: Writing

My Biological Clock is Ticking and I Want Books NOW

As I work on the second season of The Care and Feeding of an Angel--which is feeling like a guilty pleasure as I introduce a certain vampire--my mind goes to another project, with Nutcrackers, Mice, time-traveling Swans, and Lampposts that love second-hand smoke. This always happens. When I sit down to one project, another one intrudes, inserting its story into the song I'm listening to, and making me feel mortal and rushed. Have to finish this project, have to finish before I DIE.

So this morning I'm reminding myself that the journey really is the best part. Yes, the rush of excitement and sense of accomplishment that comes from publishing a book is the reason I live, but most of my enjoyment in writing comes from the adventures my characters take me on, or the surprise of a joke I didn't see coming (I am literally laughing ALL THE TIME while writing about David and Jean). I wonder how much frustration I might avoid if I just chilled the F out more often.

So I will go back to writing about the vampire, and when the words die down, I'll go write about a Nutcracker, and I won't worry about the fact that I would publish faster if I gave my all to only one project. It's never going to happen. My brain isn't built for it.

Project surprise (to me. I was surprised): The fact that vampires are an endangered race and Colorado law makes it tricky to kill them.

World Magic is live!

Publishing for the second time was just as exhilarating as the first. What wasn't so exhilarating was refreshing my amazon page for the hours it takes the two versions of my book to link. I quickly feel like I've entered hell. But to the point: I made another book! It's so fine. World Magic amazon cover What if you could save a world? But it meant betraying yourself.      The stars press from above. The planet pulls from below. Two loves, two magics. Kaush is in agony. And Kausha wants out.      The Imbalance has affected the planet Gamore, spreading death through her core, and Kaush fears he's the only one who can stop it. But this is World Magic, and using it breaks every law of balance that defines him. His past looms, in the form of friends and foes, showing an outcome he must avoid at all cost. But with new information comes the horrible truth of the Imbalance, and what Kaush must do to stop it.      Torn between the stars he chose and the world that calls to him, Kaush feels each decision he makes taking him to an identity he doesn't know. But if he refuses to act, he risks the life of a planet. Kindle and Paperback! It took literally months longer to publish than it should have, but considering the unforeseen illnesses and broken bones, it's not totally my fault. Typing one handed is NOT FUN. And handwriting? Ha. ??????????????