Indie Author Tips: What is Success

Last week I touched on avoiding burnout and how the key to avoiding burnout is the work-life balance. I also touched on the pressure modern society puts on people to “succeed” regardless of their career or vocation. But what exactly is “success”? How do we quantify it? We certainly don’t hesitate to say when otherContinue reading “Indie Author Tips: What is Success”

This is my Favourite Time of Year

This is my favourite time of year. I celebrate Halloween and Beltaine at this time of year. Halloween is my favourite calendar holiday of all time. The spirit of fun and whimsy surrounding it just calls to me. If you read my post last Halloween you’ll remember that I differentiate Halloween from Samhain. Halloween toContinue reading “This is my Favourite Time of Year”

What I’m Currently Working On

Ok, so over the last week I really haven’t worked on much of anything. One of my loveliest friends from the city came down for a visit so naturally I was focusing on showing her around and having a bit of a vacation myself. I feel pretty good about the fact that we had aContinue reading “What I’m Currently Working On”

Samhain Sorcery Cover Reveal

It should come as no shock to you that I’ve been working really hard on the sequel to The Kingston Chronicles; Samhain Sorcery. My goal was to launch it this Halloween (for the Northern Hemisphere Samhain/Halloween) but realistically there is no way I can have the manuscript finished in, and published, in time. I’m workingContinue reading “Samhain Sorcery Cover Reveal”

Creating a Fantasy Map

I never thought I’d end up with a job where I’d have to create a map of a fantasy world, and while my fantasy world is no where near as complicated or in depth as say Middle Earth, I had no idea how hard it is to make a Fantasy map! I am now superContinue reading “Creating a Fantasy Map”

Denmark Festival of Voice 2018

I have to say my first Denmark Festival of Voice was awesome! I only attended two days of the festival but everything I experienced was awesome. I think I took on a little too much because I’m still exhausted so I’ll have to pace myself better next year. I got to meet a lot ofContinue reading “Denmark Festival of Voice 2018”

Festival Appearances for 2018

There’s a couple of festivals I’m going to be at this year. Read on for more information. Denmark Festival of Voice I’m really excited to be a part of this year’s Denmark Festival of Voice! It runs over the June long weekend in the picturesque paradise of the Great Southern town of Denmark (the nameContinue reading “Festival Appearances for 2018”

Art Practice and Deadlines

Today I want to talk about Art Practice and Deadlines. I really hate the term “Art Practice” but I can’t think of a better term so I’m stuck with it. All artists have some kind of art practice. Whether you are an illustrator who draws daily or a painter who keeps an Art Journal; ArtContinue reading “Art Practice and Deadlines”

Goodreads Giveaway Has Ended

Wow what a busy Easter long weekend I’ve had. I didn’t get nearly enough time to read or write but I did get to enjoy the break with my family (whom I don’t get to see very often) and I was able to work on a present for someone very special. My Mom gifted me woolContinue reading “Goodreads Giveaway Has Ended”

Indie Publishing: Part Five – The Belly of the Whale

One of the most useful things I learnt at university, in relation to writing, was archetypes. I had a fantastic teacher who was fundamental in my education of archetypal characters and stories. She will never be able to understand how much she effected my own journey and how she influenced my writing. Archetypal characters andContinue reading “Indie Publishing: Part Five – The Belly of the Whale”