Writing

Happy Halloween!

Hope everybody has a safe and happy Halloween! I did something very scary today. I sent my Secret Need beta draft off to the beta readers. I always get super nervous when I share my writing project for the first time. It's easy to obsess endlessly over every single word, turn of phrase, and scene. However,… Continue reading Happy Halloween!

Writing

Taking the “Brutal” Out of Honesty

Brutal honesty. Now, there is a phrase that I’m sure we’re all familiar with. It’s the idea that one has to be ruthless when telling someone the truth as they see it. It’s not a practice that I agree with. In fact, I think it’s detrimental to the way our society communicates as a whole.… Continue reading Taking the “Brutal” Out of Honesty

Editing, Writing

Beta Beta Bo-Beta!

Last Friday, I received the final batch of chapters from my editor and spent all weekend working on them. I feel a little bad for my husband, sometimes. Not only do I work throughout the week, but there have been many weekends this past year where I've sequestered myself in the office, as well. Luckily,… Continue reading Beta Beta Bo-Beta!