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! ❤



One Whole Week! (Sort of.)

So, Out of Darkness has been available for sale for a week! (Plus a couple days, just pretend I wrote this on Friday.)

Paperback sales: 25 | eBook sales: 11

36 books! How crazy is that?! One of the charts on KDP also says there were 13 pages read through KU, but I don’t know how that works so I’m just ignoring it.

Not much to update on the Out of Light front.  Edits are going well, though I may change my mind on that once I start letting anyone else read it!  I missed these characters so it’s been fun to “meet” them again.

Okay, I’m done rambling! Have a good rest of your weekend, see ya next time!


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 ❤


Mini update and ?!?! Cover reveal?

The past two weeks I’ve cut, rearranged, unrearranged and re-rearranged until I’ve lost 4k words, and in my growing excitement decided it was a good time to do a cover reveal.

Do I know what I’m doing? Heck no. Am I gonna do it anyway? Heck yes.

I’m dangerously close to declaring myself capital D done, and felt this was a good time to share! As a side note, before you see the good bits, I want to mention that formatting, making page numbers, and making chapter headers is infuriating. Oh, also comma splices are my number one enemy.

I bought it from this designer!   (I adore their style, and will likely use them for book two as well!)


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