Today I'm offering up a little teaser from Stones to celebrate the completion of one round of edits. This excerpt features two of my favorite darlings, Tyr and Kostadin. *huggles* Enjoy! 🙂 1606 16th Day of Kuldakast You only truly know life when you have known death. When you have felt Death reach icy… Continue reading TEASER: Stones and Finger Bones
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
I should be working. Instead, I'm taking color-coded chapter notes based off my editor's feedback. That still counts as being productive, right? One of the biggest issues I'm struggling with is over-showing vs. not showing enough. During scenes of particularly high drama, when the reader is supposed to be feeling very strong emotions, I've either… Continue reading Procrastination Station
Today I have the privilege of helping one of my favorites -- writer and blogger Kate Sparkes -- reveal the cover of her debut YA fantasy novel, Bound. And there was much rejoicing. Yay! I've been lucky enough to read excerpts from this novel and can happily say I can't wait to get my hands… Continue reading Cover Reveal: BOUND
Greetings minions, If you're reading this, you've reached the new and improved internet home of Jessica Minyard, writer of YA and NA speculative and contemporary fiction. Whew, long sentence. I used to be the curator of i before e, a writing-specific blog that has since been disbanded. I'm jumping back on the blogging wagon with… Continue reading Welcome!