Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Camp WriMo!

My new pal and fellow indie writer, Lindsay Avalon (author of the upcoming The Nexus fantasy/romance series) mentioned to me that she was going to participate in Camp WriMo, the summertime edition of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) which begins August 1st, in the hope that the challenge of writing 50,000 words in 30 days would inspire her to complete her first novel. Being a veteran WriMo myself (the majority of Chasing Shadows was completed during the November 2010 NaNoWriMo challenge), we got to chatting about it, and I've decided to join her in the quest! 

What does this mean? It means that I am going to be focusing on finishing From the Shadows! It's always been my plan to get the second book in the Shadow Chronicles finished by he end of the year---let's see if I can do it in one month! Wish me luck!


Those of you following me on Facebook already know this, but despite the fact that I'm in the process of writing the second novel in the Shadow Chronicles series, I decided I could not resist writing up a short story for possible submission to Hot Ink Press for an anthology to be released on Halloween. I got some work done on it tonight and am now over 7k words in! Now I just gotta finish under 10k, which I think I can do. Novellas and novels are more my thing--because I have a tendency to just want to keep writing!--but I'm sure I can bring it in under the wire...and figure out a title for it. ;)

Will post some details about the story soon, and will certainly be sure to let you know if it gets picked or not!

All about vamps...

On the new Shadow Chronicles page, I'll be archiving articles about the species featured in the series. First up--vampires! Here's another quick link for you, so go on and check it out: The Shadow Chronicles: Vampires

I will be adding more articles in the future, so be sure to check back for new ones!

Monday, July 30, 2012


Well, here it is: my first official blog---I almost can't believe it! Then again, I did set up an author page on Facebook, so why not a blog? :D

For those of you who don't know, I am the author of Chasing Shadows, a paranormal romantic suspense novel about a human-vampire hybrid whose life is thrown for a loop when she meets her soul mate, a fellow who may well be the only immortal human in existence. I'm currently in the process of writing the second book in The Shadow Chronicles series, From the Shadows, and one of the reasons I started this blog was to keep all my followers up to date on the progress of that book, as well as all my other writing projects. In fact, I am also working on an erotic short story which I will be submitting to Hot Ink Press for their Darkest Desires anthology due for release on Halloween. Keep your fingers crossed for me that the story makes it in, though if it doesn't, you can be sure I'll put it up for sale independently!

Other things you'll find here on Diary of an Indie Author will be character bios and snippets from my books, as well as links to reviews from readers. Hope to see you all again here very soon, and be please be sure to follow me on Facebook and Twitter!