Read on for an excerpt from Cambion's Blood! My debut year has come and gone. In a way, it's nice to be able to say that. There’s so much expectation and pressure wrapped up in first-time authorship. I wrote here extensively about my debut experience. It was a wild year of ups and downs, lessons … Continue reading Debut No More: Why the Second Book Hits Different
Writing has no age restrictions. This should go without saying. And yet. Every few weeks, it seems, the discourse comes around again. Specifically, it tends to revolve around the age of debut authors in particular. Usually it starts because someone relatively young comments that they feel like they have to get their first book deal … Continue reading It’s Never Too Late (or Early) to Start Your Writing Career
Fair warning: I am a big year-in-reviewer. I love December's energy of reflection and processing. I spend time each holiday season curating a playlist to commemorate the past twelve months and I am an absolute sucker for retrospective journaling and blogging. New Year's is probably my favorite holiday. It's a whole thing. As part of … Continue reading Life Outside the Comfort Zone: Five Debut Year Lessons
All right, y'all asked for it. Let's talk about what launching a debut novel is like, in a pandemic no less. Or at least, what it was like for me (your mileage and existential dread may vary).
In a week and a day my debut novel, CAMBION'S LAW, will be in the world. And that is an overwhelming sensation, my friends. These words that I worked on for years to refine and perfect as best I could are leaving my private headspace and by some alchemy making their way to yours. I … Continue reading The Art of Letting Go
In honor of my blog's one year anniversary, I want to share what I've learned so far about audience-building, social media, and author platforms.
A few weeks ago, my editor and I finished the content edits on my debut novel, CAMBION'S LAW (City Owl Press, Nov. 9, 2021). My book is now headed to copy edits and things are really kicking into gear. I recently got a sneak peek at the cover, and it is looking gorgeous. I'm planning … Continue reading No One True Way: My Publishing Journey