I’m not ready for today to be the last day of 2014; honestly, I don’t know how the year disappeared so fast. But, since tomorrow will begin a new year, I figured a little introspection was in order. I don’t normally like to make a big hubbub about New Year’s resolutions, mainly because I don’t… Continue reading Goal Setting (Or, Stuff Jessica Fails Miserably At)
As the release date for Stones creeps ever closer, I find myself growing ever more anxious. The cover is out in the world, with my name on it and guys…I’m kind of freaking out. I think I’ve officially entered the “What in the name of fluffy unicorns have I done?” phase of publishing. Has anyone… Continue reading On Writers and Reviews
Huzzah! I've been sitting on this baby since May...so I'm not going to beleaguer this post with a bunch of extra words. I just want to say that Ravven is a fantastically talented artist, and an absolute pleasure to work with! I first discovered her a couple years ago, and my immediate reaction was "Wow, if… Continue reading Stones and Finger Bones: The Cover
Newsflash: I've grossly underestimated the time it would take me to get Stones and Finger Bones ready to send out into the world. Anyone surprised? No? I'm definitely not. Ugh. The good news is that I have a delicious brunch scheduled for Sunday to meet with my final reader to gather up her thoughts and… Continue reading Setbacks
One of the many perks of being an Indie author is having complete creative control over all design, promotional, and marketing elements of your work. Unfortunately, this also means being responsible for writing back cover copy (or BCC if you're hip to the lingo). BCC is exactly what it sounds like: the text that goes… Continue reading Adventures in Writing Back Cover Copy
Greetings, my lovely peeps! Thing have been a little hectic here lately, and I don't have the energy for a useful informative post, so you'll have to settle for a "life update" post instead. Business Item Number 1: I started a new job about 3 weeks ago, which accounts for all the busyness I've been… Continue reading Updates Galore!
Informative, depressing...yet inspiring and honest.
Since Stones is back in the hands of my editor for the third (and maybe final?) time, I figured I would let y'all know what I've learned (if anything) so far, as a first-time indie author. I've titled this "part 1" just in case I think of any more gems of wisdom later on. :)… Continue reading What I’ve Learned About Revision (Part 1)
Today I get the pleasure of hosting Kate Sparkes, the author of Bound, who agreed to let me interview her! In case you missed it, here's the lovely link to Kate's cover reveal, which I participated in at the beginning of June. First, let's start off with some basic information about her debut novel, Bound.… Continue reading Author Interview: Kate Sparkes
After one all-nighter*, a marathon writing weekend, and 4,000 additional words later, I've officially completed one round of edits and returned them to my lovely and patient editor. Yes, I ended up with more words, but filler was still trimmed and the additions are decidedly juicy. Stones was already rather skinny for a fantasy, at… Continue reading One Round Down