WHY CAN’T I WRITE???

I am just going to come out and say it. I am in a holding pattern. I have lost sight of the dream. I have lost sight of my self. I HATE  the stories inside my head that will not leave me alone and yet will not come out in a way others of my craft feel the need to legitimize. I feel legit. Inside. Deep down in the place that is way insecure, the place that needs others, I feel satisfied. Enough people have told me I’m brilliant. My ego has been satisfied. So, now what?  What do I want? I’m floundering. I’m suffering. I’m not having fun any more. What do I do? Take my own advice? Of course, but no, when the motivation behind it all leaves you and you see that there are more important things in life than telling other peoples stories, then what. What in the name of all that is good and holy do you do? Who are you when that part of you, the part that defined so much of your self image languishes?Photo on 5-22-17 at 7.40 PM

BETA READERS/friends (that are not your mom)

So, it takes a village to edit a book. Well at least one of my books. So they are not a hot mess per se; I have no problem getting from the first page to the last page plot-wise (I can do it with my eyes closed) what I can’t do AT ALL is edit. … [Continue reading]

Epic Fantasy that is FIERCE!!

I love me some Epic Fantasy. Like seriously. It was my first real love (of the books I myself have read). I think a few things that make Epic Fantasy really work for me are: the coming of age story with the cool mentor guy, and the hard-sodded life … [Continue reading]

Why do I do this?

If any of you are reading ELIZABETH TUDOR and don’t want to have a notion of certain developments later in the story ruined, cease construing pronto!! This process of writing is very exposing and brutal and I have no idea why I keep doing it. … [Continue reading]

SO good yet SO bad

There are a few books I read concurrently that inspired me to start my website, cleanlit.com  These books are so awesome as far as plot goes but they have something in them that just completely turned me off so I couldn't finish either the book or … [Continue reading]

A Few Thoughts About Self Publishing

Now that my book has been published, I have a few thoughts that I wanted to share with you, my beloved readers. I went with a printer called Bookbaby, and things didn't quite go as planned. There is a lot more to publishing than just printing out … [Continue reading]

4 Zombie Stories That Don’t Bite

So I am not a huge zombie lover. I have a 'if it doesn't really freak me out then I will read it' relationship with these books. They can be super fascinating and super scary. But here are a few that were tolerable. In fact I really loved THE GIRL … [Continue reading]

I Heart Kasie West and People Like Her

Sweet, sweet romance. I do love me some smoochy-woochy , lovey-dovey.  I just don't like it when authors take it 'all the way' (especially when the characters are teenagers).  Sometimes you run across an author that you just can trust. One you know … [Continue reading]

Do The Work. It’s Worth It.

Do the work, it’s worth it. I don’t get writers block. I don’t ever have that stumped feeling, ‘what should my character do next’. I literally only have to put my fingers to the key pad and my characters continue the playacting that is their … [Continue reading]

5 Romantic Teen Books That Are SOOO Good But A Little Too Naughty

  SO, uhm, these books are what I like to call Adult books about teens. Which is pretty self explanatory, right? Just in case... These book have WAY too much ADULT stuff to be appropriate for a teen audience but because the characters are … [Continue reading]