Imposter Syndrome and the Writing World

| April 3, 2012

Recently, I came across a few posts about Imposter Syndrome. Along with that link, there is a very good personal essay about one woman’s experience with it over on Geek Feminism. The short definition is “Impostor syndrome describes a situation where someone feels like an imposter or fraud because they think that their accomplishments are […]

Women in Urban Fantasy, and Mistreatment Thereof

| March 29, 2012

I love urban fantasy. I have for years. I started out with Mercedes Lackey’s Diana Tregarde series, then discovered Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake books, and longed for more. For a long while, it just didn’t exist. Annnnnd then it boomed. Unfortunately, there’s a pattern in urban fantasy that I have a huge problem with […]

Working on the revision…

| February 19, 2012

Finished revision of Ch1 for Stronger. I’m quite pleased. The first scene didn’t need a whole lot of work except for smoothing out the voice, because it hadn’t changed a lot from the very original scene I wrote in 2002. My voice has evolved quite a lot since then, so it needed to be updated to match. […]

It’s done!

| October 17, 2011

Stronger than the Night is complete at 108k words. 😀 I am so stoked about this. This is the first full-length novel I’ve completed since 2006, when I finished A Passion Draconic. I had the novel sitting around 80k when I came back to it in mid-July. I didn’t do much on it from mid […]

Excerpt Monday

| June 15, 2009

Excerpt Monday time! 😀 The following is an excerpt from Severed Spirits Rising, a prequel to my urban fantasy / paranormal romance Shadowguard series with LSB. 🙂 ~*~ I made my way to the bar, squeezing my way through the throng of people. “I hate crowds,” I muttered under my breath, strengthening my shields so […]