Ending out the year with mostly cancellations and failures, but then again, the list is fairly small Writing Girl in the Forest Alpha/Beta feedback back August 15th, process and finish revision by December 31st – very unlikely, but I do still have one month left Maid Maleen retelling (final title note decided yet) – CANCELLED for now, maybe I’ll try again next year Finish first draft period Determine title and series name New Novels – write at least one Write new novel for NaNo 2016 – FAILED I did manage to write a little bit of fiction, but the novel is far […]

2016 Goal Check In: How Did I Do in November






As promised, my second NaNo episode. I have words, not many, and I’m way behind, but I do have words. News & Notes: Aisuru is now “wide”, and available via Kobo, Nook, Smashwords, iTunes, Google Play, and others, if you go to books2read.com/aisuru you can find which stores currently have and pick your favorite; I updated it regularly and more stores are coming Deviations is not yet wide due to issues with the ePub and decided to just wait until the new cover is done so I don’t have to change it all again Gave up on iTunes direct because […]

S4, E93: NaNo 2016, Special 2


After almost two months away from the “air”, I get a bit emotional talking about October, then move on to my contemplations of “my why” and the future of my books. Due to the long stretch between episodes, I also tacked on my first NaNo 2016 update, pathetic though it is. My Heartache It’s been almost two months since my last episode. October ended up being the worst year in my life for me. I didn’t do much writing-related activity at all. Nothing with Girl in the Forest’s revision. Nothing with Maid Maleen. And no podcast episodes recorded at all. […]

S4, E92: Long Silence, My Why, and NaNo Update #1



While progress on Girl in the Forest is a bit delayed due to some life issues that pretty much killed anything creative or otherwise in October, I did want to finally share with you Girl in the Forest’s cover!  After all, it started life as a NaNo novel, so revealing its cover at the start of NaNo seemed appropriate. Designed by the wonderful Kerry Hynds of Hynds Studio, I love the feel and look of this cover, as well as the great model whose expression so perfectly embodies Yuna! First, the eBook cover: And here is the paperback cover! The […]

Girl in the Forest Cover Reveal!


October was pretty much a wash due to personal circumstances and struggling to get through the hardest thing I’ve ever had to deal with (and am still struggling to deal with).  As such, no real progress on anything and only changes are cancelling stuff that isn’t happening and changing the target dates on one  🙁  Writing Girl in the Forest Alpha/Beta feedback back August 15th, process and finish revision by September 30th December 31st – failed, not happening by this deadline at all; now just aiming for end of year Get to editor by October 1st – cancelled as won’t […]

2016 Goal Check In: How Did I Do in October





Not really much to report for this month, other than I did indeed get Anma’s Manga Minute going, I hit a reading goal, and Girl in the Forest has a cover…its revision is another issue… Writing Girl in the Forest Alpha/Beta feedback back August 15th, process and finish revision by September 30th Get to editor by October 1st Girl in the Forest cover underway by August 31st and finalized for reveal by November 1st – DONE!  Now deciding on the cover reveal date 🙂 Back from editor, process, and to proofreading (if needed) by November 15th Set launch plan, date, […]

2016 Goal Check In: How Did I Do in September