Summer Solstice

Today marks the onset of summer, at the time of the longest day and shortest night of the year! Many around the world started their celebration last night with the lighting of a bonfire while they kept watch to greet the new dawn as it emerged. I can probably babble on and on with the different thoughts/meaning that this day stands for- but I won’t. Just know it’s the first day of summer! I’ve been working on a new spin off of the Secrets Trilogy that follows the storyline from Lilura’s Secret. A new generation has been born unto the old world which will bring new opportunities of adventure. The first several chapters had me smiling with joy while dashing tears from my face at the same time. It was hard to say goodbye to characters that I...

I suck…

Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…I always forget to update this damn site. I do okay on Facebook and ok on Twitter but this? I seriously wish I had someone to do PR for me full time. But alas, like most Indie Author’s it falls upon our shoulders to do it. So yes, I suck at this. And I can’t seriously promise I’ll ever get better either. Life is hard, life is busy and I suck at updates With that said…I’m writing again. Please, please, hold your applause. It’s been a long haul and I’ve switched back and forth between two different concepts and storyline. But at least I can say I’m actually being productive…kinda, sorta, maybe. Anyway- I have a story. Working on...

Just a short minute of your time

Sometimes my brain works in the weirdest of ways…I was re-reading a book that I had started last year- you read that right- last year. What can I say? It’s been a hectic, crazy, throw it in your face year. Anyway, at least I didn’t scrap it like I normally do but instead enjoyed it. And now I’m stuck. Again. The voices have drifted off, my unicorn ran away and I’m slowly losing the ability to write (or speak) a cohesive sentence. Isn’t life grand? So I guess I’m going back to the beginning and re-reading with a more critical eye and hopefully I’ll vex myself enough it’ll get the creative juices (why do we use that saying? It’s mildly disturbing if you think about it too long.) Instead I chose to check out...

Back up- then back up again

It has been a hellish week. I’m usually very good at this but somehow, somewhere I forgot. I do back up files on a thumb drive. I spent several days last week updating files after files of…everything I had on my laptop. Did I back it up properly on my external drive you ask? Well of course not! And where did that leave me you ask? In hell I say! Hell! I’ll set the scene: Monday, in my office, reviewing some recently uploaded information. Checking the changes I had just recently made last week. I was gone the previous weekend without my laptop, no biggie I had thought. I’ll just do it Monday. I just plugged in my external hard drive, and BAM! Window 10 started to upload. Was there a way to stop it you ask! Hell no, I scream as I rage! Took a...

I don’t do FREE

I’ve been told time and time again to make my ‘blogs’ more…more what? I always seem to ask that question on multiple social sites I belong too. I see all the posts how these Indie Authors are number 1 best sellers in a certain genre. I’m confused…how did they get to be best-sellers in such a short amount of time? How are their numbers so high in downloaded books? I dig in and start investigating- I want to know their secret! Ah-ha! Found it! And I don’t get it. I spend a lot of time creating, agonizing over my characters decisions and paths. I’ve laughed with them and cried with them. I love it when the words tumble out and I stomp my feet and bang my head when I hit that wall. Why? I scream soundlessly. Why are you...

Lilura’s Secret

Well…it’s out. Took me much longer than I had originally thought but the feedback I got from the Beta readers made me think it was worth the wait. People kept asking about Harrison (Savior) and Lilly’s (his Bride) future child that was mentioned in the last chapter of Secrets Kept. I mulled it around a bit while I continued receiving messages from some fans from the Secrets Trilogy wondering if her story would be told. And I mulled…and I mulled…and I mulled until a tiny spark started in the back of my mind before it finally caught fire and a small tinder bloomed into a flame. I hope you enjoy it! Blessed Be! Malissa~