Thursday, 23 July 2015

Finding Time

When you have a child it's an interesting process trying to find time to do things. In the beginning it felt really selfish to even think of myself, but now that she is a bit older and more independant it really keeps me sane.
What I do is work around her schedule, with both my writing and finding time to read. I thought it would be hard for me to fall asleep because reading always helped calm my body and mind before I went to bed but most of the time I just drop. She has always been rather active so by the end of the day my energy is spent and its hard to think of anything other than sleep, and getting enough sleep before she wakes up.

I don't know what most parents do but that is the way I have decided to handle things. My child's welfare is my highest prioriety and always has been, and I had to learn to take the little moments (like when she was sleeping) to myself and do something no matter how small. Lately it has been working on a WIP on a word processing program on my phone, but I hope to get back into reading soon since the TBR pile is getting enormous.

Next on my list, especially since the paperback of Rebirth is now available, is to get the editing of Book 2 done and get it out to the world. It's tricky, but it'll happen. So please be patient! It's coming.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Goodreads review of The Scene by RM Gilmore

Hi all!
Head over to Goodreads to check out my review of The Scene by RM Gilmore - which is currently FREE in ebook on Amazon!

Evolution of Process

Until the birth of my daughter, I was an old school pen to paper sort of writer. I had developed that process in college when I had the ability to just pull out a piece of paper and write, which was a switch from my earlier process.
But when my daughter was born I quickly learned that pen and paper wasn't going to happen. If I wanted to write I had to find another way to do it.
As any writer knows, changing your process is not easy. It stunts your creativity in a major way, but it also gives you time to seriously think. You have to make every moment count, especially when you have a small child because you don't know when you will get a chance to write again.
So I started writing on an app on my phone. At first I wasn't feeling it and it would majorly hurt my hand after a while typing on the touch pad. But then something clicked and I now quite happily write on my phone. Maybe it was the story I was working on (something new, not saying anything yet) or my muse just decided that if I didn't do this I wouldn't be able to write it doesn't matter because its working.

Have you ever had to change your process? How has having kids changed your creative process?

Saturday, 11 July 2015

Been A Long Time

Well, let me be the first to say that I'm deeply sorry that I have neglected this blog, and I will try not to let it go so long without updating again.

I have wonderful news for my first post back! Rebirth has a brand new amazing cover, and is available in paperback!
I made some friends this year, and the lovely RM Gilmore at RMGraphX hooked me up with some amazing new art. Don't believe me? Go check it out. And please check her out for any of your art needs over at RMGraphX, and her own books featuring the kick ass Dylan Hart (I'll be posting a review of her first, The Scene,  very soon).

Wanna see the new shiny?

Amazing, right? Head over to the Amazon link to view the full paperback cover.

But I'm back. I missed you. Did you miss me?