“I’m not going to make it!”

“I’m not going to make it!”

Somehow — SOMEHOW — November is over. Thanksgiving was last week here in the States, and my mental calendar gears have clanked from “almost Thanksgiving” over to “almost Christmas”. This time of year always looks so good on blogs, too. All golden lights and hot drinks—it’s easy to get totally run over by the actual, …

Progress Pics: Painting the Cover for Devil’s Den

Progress Pics: Painting the Cover for Devil’s Den

Hello, bookish friends! I’ve gotten a lot of wonderful comments on the Wildheart book covers, and I’m so glad you guys like them! Today’s post is a behind-the-scenes look at my glamorous desk (ha!) and how I put together the cover for the third book, Devil’s Den 🙂 Gathering Inspiration Devil’s Den pulls in a lot …

My Magic Word Count Formula

OK, book friends, I have a confession: I don’t actually like NaNoWriMo. I mean, don’t get me wrong. The camaraderie, the ‘let’s just DO THIS!’ attitude is great. But banging out 50K+ words in only one month, especially if it’s someone’s first crack at a novel, is pretty much insane. When you do the math, …

Taking Care of Your Magical Hands

A few years ago, my favorite writing method was to type for several hours at a time while sitting cross-legged on my bed with a laptop. Turns out that’s really not…how does one say…ergonomic? I ended up with aching wrists and a lecture from my physical therapist sister to TAKE BREAKS WHILE TYPING! (And also …

Bookish Treats: Giant Cinnamon Rolls

I feel like these would be the kind of cinnamon rolls that Aunt Tulia would make at La Petite Etoile diner: fresh from the oven, spiced just right, and big enough that you’ll need a coffee refill halfway through 😉 This recipe is a little more involved than the Mexican Hot Chocolate, but well worth …