Many writers choose to write under a pseudonym or pen name. There are many reasons to choose to not use your real name when publishing your writing publicly. Some writers have privacy concerns. Others work in an industry or live in a community where the subject of their writing may not be deemed acceptable. Others … Continue reading Using a Pseudonym
I've had some people ask me why I decided to write a science fiction novel, rather than some other genre. I also realized I never really talked about why I love science fiction as a genre. My love affair with science fiction goes back a long way. I taught myself how to read around the … Continue reading Why I Write Science Fiction
I have decided to go back to the drawing board with my novel. It was not an easy decision to come to, but after being told numerous times that the novel was "too short to be marketable," I've decided I had to. That being said, I don't plan on adding more to the novel that's … Continue reading Back to the Drawing Board (Again)
I recently revealed that my novel, Artifact of the Dawn, does include a gay romantic subplot. I thought I'd explain how that came to be. When I originally conceived of the idea for Artifact of the Dawn, it sprang from a question that came to me - what if elves were actually aliens from another … Continue reading Where Did My Gay Romantic Subplot Come From?
This article is an update to a previous one I wrote last year, where I debated hiring an editor. As my more recent posts alluded, I did finally decide to work with one. Every write I spoke to advised that I should. Some even stated that it was impossible for a writer to self-edit. I … Continue reading Working with a Professional Editor
I stepped away from my writing for a short while after I received the news of my editor's passing. It happened right before the two-year anniversary of my late husband's passing so I needed to take some time to myself. I'm now ready to move forward. My query letter has been revised extensively, and I … Continue reading Moving Forward
I will admit, I am not the best at keeping my blogs regularly updated. I'd much rather write my novels than write blog posts. To that end, I thought I could combine the two today and just give an update on the progress of my first novel, Artifact of the Dawn. That is the first … Continue reading Artifact of the Dawn – Novel Progress