It's about time I officially announce that next month I will publish my first book under my pen name, Anastasia Austin! (Did you notice the new menu link above?) I mentioned self publishing in my February writing update but didn't go into much detail. Now, it's time for more detail! Middle of February, I decided… Continue reading Just Writing Things – 14 : Publishing under a pen name
February was a great month for words! Querying: Rejected again but asked to resubmit in another 4-6 months. Need to work on deepening POV and show don't tell. Fortunately, the editor from whom I received this feedback gave me some great materials and advice to help with this. Current Novel WIPs: THE GODWING WAGER… Continue reading Writing: Monthly Update for February
I think I've accomplished a decent amount already this year. 2019 is shaping up to be a good one. Querying: Resubmitted to an editor at a press and to 3 other agents because why not? I needed this. And to give myself permission to move on from the "Dragon" book. Whatever happens at this point,… Continue reading Writing: Monthly Update for January
2019 WRITING GOALS! I want to write every day. Or at least do something writing-related every day. Finish drafting the following WIPs (in no particular order) The Godwing Wager Under the Amethyst Sky Guild of Tears Legacy Book 1 (This is technically an old project. I'm using the series name because I don't have a… Continue reading Just Writing Things – 10
OMG! This outlining method changed my life! So, I've been watching Kat @Kat_tastic for several years. A couple months ago she started a weekly writing vlog series showing her process while she drafted a new manuscript. During this vlog she talked a lot, and I'd heard her mention it before but didn't take much notice… Continue reading Just Writing Things – 8
Whoops! I fell off the wagon again. Sorry it's so late but it's been a hectic month already. Halloween, our son turned 14 on the first, he had a sleepover on the second to the third, after which we did a crap ton of shopping, and spent yesterday with family! So, with all of that,… Continue reading Writing: Monthly Update for October
I love writing but it might be the death of me. After finishing book 2 of my dragon series, I realized it was time to give book 1 a new name. That's where I'm going to start this post so I can easily reference it (SPOILER: I never reference it LOL) FROM STARS, COME DRAGONS… Continue reading If I die, my book did it. Meet my murders.
It took 3 fewer weeks than I planned and about 13K fewer words but it doesn't matter because I reached the end of my WIP! The rough draft, that is. 😉 Remember, this is really rough. There are so many placeholders. There's an entire sequence that will most likely consist of multiple scenes that is… Continue reading #WIPWednesday Writing update: Rough draft complete!
Writing has been going really well this week! I've been going strong on my new-old WIP (the sequel to FROM STARS, COME DRAGONS) currently titled SKIN AND SCALE. As you can see, by the name of the file in the word count target photo, I started writing this on August 28th. Exactly one month ago.… Continue reading Writing Role Call
First, I want to thank you all for supporting my first short story, Under the Amethyst Sky. It was awesome to see so many of you reading and liking! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! And I hope you come back for more, because this Friday, June 15th, I'll be posting another short story! And… Continue reading June Short Story Title and Cover Reveal