Happy September! Hello friends! Who's ready for Halloween?! I know I am. Ready to kiss summer goodbye and welcome fall with open arms! August was an interesting month. We were struck pretty hard by the derecho that swept across Midwest. The corn fields around us were flattened, silos, barns, and trees were ripped from the… Continue reading Writing: Monthly update for August 2020
Thank you to everyone who helped make this book happen. My loving husband, my good friend Bree, my wonderful mother in law, my ARC reviewers, all the members of HRWC (my writing group on Facebook.) And thanks, of course, goes to you, the reader! I’m so thrilled and blessed to have an audience of such… Continue reading HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY TO FORCING FATE!
Hello friends! July was pretty laid back. Watched a lot of shows, read some books, spent a lot of time with the husband and son. It's been a long and short summer all at the same time but I'm ready for fall to get here! I don't know about you, but I can't wait to… Continue reading Writing: Monthly update for July 2020 + A sort of short story
Hello friends! Well, June did not go as planned. It started out strong. Writing was going great and I was well on track to finishing Forcing Fate by the end of the month to get it out to beta readers. Then my computer crapped out on me. Fortunately, I was able to retrieve my files but… Continue reading Writing: Monthly Update for June + Cover Reveal
I'm glad May is over but now it's crunch time! I felt like I was so busy last month, yet I barely got anything done! Except dragging two of our cats halfway across the state and back again for a mini vacation to my in-laws house. The car ride was less than desirable but the… Continue reading Writing: Monthly Update for May
I'm making this post as an encouragement. In case any of you have struggled or are struggling with a common stress a lot of writers have about not being original. First, let me tell you where this started. I was watching a new video from Alexa Donne. She writes YA fantasy and has a YouTube… Continue reading Just Writing Things – 17
A little late on the delivery but better late than never, right? April was a weird month, with the lockdown and the weather and the new release. I don't know about you, but my moods were all over the place! In the end though, it wasn't all that bad. I hope you're holding up as… Continue reading Writing: Monthly update for April
My how things have changed since last we spoke... Hope you are all doing well in light of current events. How are you dealing with social distancing? We've gone out a couple of times in the last month because we had to get materials to fix a leaky pipe and get groceries. Other than that,… Continue reading Writing: Monthly update for March
If you filled out the app to be an ARC reader for my pen name, Anastasia Austin, and were accepted, you will have received an invite to the ARC Stars Facebook group to the email you used on the form! If you still wish to apply, the application is open! Please make sure to read… Continue reading Update for ARC Stars applicants!
I'm looking for ARC reviewers! What is an ARC reviewer, you ask? ARC stands for Advanced Reader Copy. An ARC reviewer is a reader who gets a free, advanced copy of an author's book in exchange for an HONEST review. If this sounds like something you would like to do for me, please fill out this form to… Continue reading Join Anastasia Austin’s ARC Team!