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It might be half an hour away for me, but for most of you, 2015 has already arrived.

Be safe, don’t party too hard, and expect to hear much more from me in the new year.

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The New Year!

Happy New Year, everyone!

I’m going to keep this one simple. No long-winded explanations of my goals for 2014, no lamenting the goals I failed to reach in 2013. None of that!

Instead, there will just be a very short summary.

My goals include, but are not limited to:

  • Writing 1,000 words per day.
  • Losing weight.
  • Learning to drive.
  • Traveling more.
  • Doing things I like.

Sounds simple enough. I started off my writing goal well enough, with 1,252 words written in the past hour! That’s it for tonight though; I need to do some things.

Like I said, I’m keeping this one short.

I hope 2013 was a great year for you and that 2014 will be even better!

How did you celebrate the new year, and what are some of your goals for 2014? Let me know in the comments! 🙂


2012: A brand new journey!

Happy New Year, everyone!

I hope the journey from one year into the other passed safely for all of you and that you had an enjoyable evening. I spent the last day of 2011 racking up a major word count. After nine hours straight of writing, I ended the day with 5,984 words.

A new progress bar 100%

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And a completed first draft.

Tales of The Forbidden is now a completed draft sitting at just over 88,000 words. The progress bar on the side of my page is full and beneath it, you’ll see a brand new one that is already on its way to follow in that path.

Mercy of The Forbidden. Book Two of The Forbidden Series.

Despite that I intended to take today off from writing, after jotting down a major 10k the previous two days, my muse had other plans. She made me write the prologue of the second book a day before I intended to start. Those 885 words you see in the progress bar? Yep. That’s the prologue.

Tales of The Forbidden will sit comfortably in the metaphorical drawer my laptop has. Somewhere in the next two to four weeks, I’ll remove it from said-drawer and begin the next step of the writing process.


Until then, Mercy of The Forbidden has my full attention.

I don’t have a year to finish this book, like I did the previous one. Oh, no. Six months. June 30th. It’s time to start picking up my speed now that I know I can, in fact, finish a book.

Nothing will stop me now.

How are you spending the first day of 2012? Share your plans for this year!

Don’t forget that A Glimpse of The Dark is on sale! Only until January 7th, this collection of dark and paranormal fantasy tales is available for $0.99 on Kindle!


Christmas and New Year’s Celebration: Sale!



Merry Christmas

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First, a Merry belated Christmas to everyone who celebrates that holiday. I wholeheartedly intended to post on Christmas, but one thing led to another, and the next thing I knew – it was past midnight.

Not only has Christmas come and gone, but the end of 2011 approaches, bringing with it the beginning of 2012, a new year, full of possibilities. To start off the year with a bang, my book, A Glimpse of The Dark, will be on sale throughout the first week of 2012.

This means that, between January 1st and January 7th, it will be available for purchase at the price of $0.99, instead of the usual $1.49!

Take advantage of this special deal, especially for those people who feel 50 cents difference is just that – a big difference.

And for Amazon Prime members: A Glimpse of The Dark is now available in the Lending Library!

That aside, I hope everyone is having a great holiday season! How did you spend Christmas and what kind of wonderful goodies did you find underneath the Christmas tree? What are your plans for the last days of 2011?

Let me know! I’m dying to hear how things have been for y’all.