Pinterest is one of my favorite places to spend time when I'm percolating a novel. I love pulling together boards that help me visualize characters, places, and even the atmosphere or mood of a story. I'm reluctant to reveal my visual character inspiration because I want them to live in your brains as you (the… Continue reading Inspiration boards: Characters from Death’s Dancer
I recently did a takeover at the Romanced by the Book Instagram account and I shared some of my inspiration images for the Grace Bloods series, particularly Death's Dancer.
Why I do it. I've been participating in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) since 2011. There have been a few gaps, particularly the last two years while Geeklet went from being what my husband I affectionately dubbed the larvae stage to something a little more self supporting. Each time I came to NaNoWriMo with a… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Why do I it. How I prepare. How I stay sane.
We were living in Prague for the first time when I wrote the draft that would be Death's Dancer during NaNoWriMo. I described it to my writing buddy as the romance novel that's been fighting it's way through all the urban fantasy and comic books in my head for the last 10 years. It's not… Continue reading To begin at the beginning: what the hell is a Kindle Scout and why was it for me?