It’s been awhile …. We’ve had a busy few months–first we moved, and had some issues with that. Then we’ve had back-to-back medical issues. We’re finally settled, and I have been able to return to my book. As of today, the files for Out of the Ashes are in review. YAY! I’ll update when I… Continue reading Hello, remember me?
As promised, the second part of the prompt/short. In case you missed it, Part One is here. “It’s not fair, Uncle Geirr, I don’t want to marry someone I don’t even know.” Sigrún sat on the crate, crossing her arms. “That’s why you will come to the Feast, Sigga, to talk to the men… Continue reading Mr. and Mrs., Part Two
While I was working on Out of the Ashes, I used writing prompts to create some backstories for various characters. This is one of those stories. The original prompt was called, “Mr. and Mrs.”. I wrote the backstory in two parts, and will post the first one here (the second will come later). As it… Continue reading Mr. and Mrs., part one
It’s November, and that means it’s time for National Novel Writing Month! I’ll be working on Of Bone and Skin, which is the sequel to Out of the Ashes. I’m already 20,000 words in, but I am planning for about 80,000 total, so NaNo is the perfect time to bump up that word count. It’s… Continue reading It’s that time again
I finished the final edit of Out of the Ashes last night – yay! I still need to do the back/front matter, formatting, and final cover revisions, but then it will be ready to go. Short and sweet, this time. 😉
I am still working on editing Out of the Ashes – it’s getting closer! As I am re-telling The Wonderful Birch, the “fairy godmother” character is human, not a fairy, with magic that is less flashy than in Cinderella. In the first part of my story, this role is taken by Ásta’s (dead) mother. In… Continue reading The Wisewoman
Out of the Ashes has gone through many revisions to become the story it is now. Originally, I wanted to weave in one of the Icelandic Sagas; it never felt right, so those elements were removed (but many of them will appear in a prequel story!). It’s gone through point-of-view changes, structural changes, and characters… Continue reading Sisters