Blog Post? Blog Post. (Now with added Happy-ish Thoughts!)

Hey there readers, let’s get the updates out of the way!

Out of Light Update: 2nd draft is about 50% done. Once I get a 3rd draft I’ll bug someone to beta read it for me, or restart my Scribophile subscription. One thing that getting Out of Darkness out there did was make me a little less anxious about posting my writing! Then we’ll start thinking about timelines. (Or not thinking about them, given my history.)

Out of Darkness Update: I know few of you that I owe books to follow this blog, so I’ll throw you an update here. I have a box of books inside padded envelopes right next to my feet. I just have to go to the post office and mail them. Which will be soon-ish.

Secret Projects Update: There’s nothing to update, it wouldn’t be a secret if people knew it existed.

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Weekly Post? The “I’m too attached to my characters” edition.

Hello readers,

I just got through editing for the past three hours. The first hour was rough, kept losing focus and then suddenly I was in the groove and it’s 6 pm and I’m hungry and can’t remember if I’m me or my character.

Okay, now that’s a bit of an exaggeration. (But only a bit.) I love Out of Light, but I’m fast approaching one of the chapters I always have trouble editing. I had a chapter or two similar to this in Out of Darkness and I would end up procrastinating for a week to avoid the character’s death. I’m not sure, but I might be a little too attached to my characters.

Edits are coming along nicely, though. Pushing 50k words of the rewrite. I’ve killed about 4k words, I’m aiming to drop Out of Light from 125k to about 100k which given my tendency to ramble (who me?) that’s probably easily done.

Okay, I started this post with a clear ending in mind, it had a point and everything, but I seem to have lost it so I’ll just end here!




PS: Thanks for reading.


Words and Whatnot

Hi there readers 🙂

Throwing a bit of an update your way. Since I’ve decided to write more things than just War of the Sisters, I tweaked the header/name of this site. Now it’s called Words and Whatnot, because I’m super creative with titles. The URL is staying the same because I haven’t changed my name.

Out of Darkness: 49 sales 😮 (I thought I had 52 the other day, but I’d accidentally counted some twice :o. Oops. )

Out of Light: 32k words into the rewrite. Man, I sure missed these characters, it’s nice to ‘see’ them again. I can already see a lot of nonsense I’m going  to cut next draft. I should cut them now, but I’m not quite ready to kill my darlings.

Other Projects: Well, I have three things on back burner that are all started and in various stages of outlines. (From 1k words to about 30k)  Plus another outline for a book in War of the Sisters’ world. But they’re all still cooking so that’s as good an update as y’all get!

Non-Writing: I’m rereading Way of Kings. I like Sanderson. I’m pretty sure I have like three other books I’m supposed to be reading, but I got distracted. (Not surprising.)

Okay, bye! ❤



Update to Link for Paperback

Hey everyone, slight update. I’ve now sold 31 (!!) copies! (That’s split between ebook and paperback.) Out of Darkness also now has a slightly different size and a slightly different cover. What does that mean for you? Well, now it has a different link as well.

What does it mean for me? Well, it has the cover design I wanted in the first place but couldn’t get to work until, of course, I published the previous version.

What does it mean for you? Well, if you’re sharing my link around you’ll have to change what you’re giving out. (And why wouldn’t you be sharing it :P) If you donated to my gofundme I will be sending you the physical copy (if I owe you one) in the next couple weeks. It will be the new version, not the one that I’d linked previously.

It’ll take a few days to completely show up under my author profile, so it’s only the direct link for now.

In Out of Light news, we’re nearing 10k on the rewrite. So far there’s been a lot of extra junk removed that is now covered in Out of Darkness, and a lot of fixes for a character that didn’t quite exist when Out of Light was first written. (But that’s spoilers, shh.)

I am not falling into the trap I did last time and saying “I am for X date” to be finished. But if I were I’d aim for next year around this time.

Until next time dear readers ❤


I Really Need to Think of Better Titles.

Of these posts I mean. I feel like I can only title so many things “Hello” or “Update” before it gets confusing.

But hello readers 🙂

Today it looks like Amazon put my paperback on sale so today would be a good day to buy a copy or three!  😛 Of course if ebooks are more your thing this is not on sale but it’s still there!

Work (more work?) has started on Out of Light (book 2) I’ve rewritten the first two chapters, (about 3k words) and possibly made a whole lot more work for myself because of an idea I had. But we’ll see how that goes.

Until next time!