My Experience With My Publisher So Far

Hello everybody! I’m back!

It has been a crazy three weeks, but I am finally back to tell the tale. First, I had a crazy couple of weeks of midterm exams and papers to finish. I worked so many hours on those assignments, and so far, they’ve turned out okay. Got a B- on my Irish Archaeology exam (which was awesome!) and an A- on my Medieval European History paper. I am pleased with both and am anxiously awaiting the results from other classes.

Then I finally got to take a little vacation in Austin, Texas to visit my boyfriend, Daniel. I hadn’t seen him since October; I have missed him so much. We spent four wonderful days together. We went out a few times, but mostly stayed in to cook together, play Smash Bros, and binge watch Gravity Falls. And cuddle. <3 I think the best part of being in a relationship is being able to hug someone else super tightly and hold them forever.

Then I flew to Orlando to meet my family at Disney World, left Disney World because of coronavirus concerns, my college is shut down until at least April 3rd, I had to find a way to get all my meds that I need for my asthma, and now I’m home practicing social distancing and trying not to panic too much.

So, yeah. It’s been a busy time.

But now to the point…

But today! I am here to talk to you about updates with New Degree Press and the upcoming publication of Chasing Fae.

Now that I am under contract, things have actually been moving pretty quickly. I met my Acquisitions Editor, Jordana, who is in the process of reading my manuscript and offering her insights. I am very excited to hear from her soon. This is the first time I will be receiving professional feedback on the entirety of the book, and I am sincerely hoping that she has a lot of ideas to offer.

Last week, I also met my Marketing and Revisions Editor, Kristy Carter. She is the one I will be working with from day to day, and wow, am I glad to have her around. Although we’ve only had a few conversations so far, I can tell that we are going to get along very well. She’s an urban fantasy author and a kindred spirit. I feel comfortable with her presence, and she’s managed to get me a lot of the information that I have asked for early. As somebody who is so ready to just dive into everything, I really appreciate this. I am looking forward to her ideas for the book as well.

Last night, I got to watch my promo video for the first time. Honestly, it looks amazing! The footage that was chosen, both the pieces I recorded and the stock footage the editing team chose, was quite masterful. The pieces depicting the world itself are just spot on. I can’t wait to share it with everyone. I did notice a couple of small typos, but those are being fixed currently. I’m not sure if I will continue with the slightly flawed version and proceed on schedule with the preorder launch or if I should hold off until the new video is complete.

Which leads me to the next point….

Chasing Fae’s Pre-Order Launch

Chasing Fae will be out for pre-order this coming week! I’m thinking it’s going to be Monday or Tuesday. On that day, I will be posting the link to the campaign on IndieGoGo everywhere! The website, the newsletter, all the social media platforms, and in as many other places as I can find to post it. If you want to be one of the first to know, make sure you subscribe to Fluff About Fantasy! These exclusive signed copies will only be available for thirty days, so make sure to act fast.

This is honestly the most amazing accomplishment of my entire life. This book means the absolute world to me, and I cannot wait to share it with the rest of the world.

Stay safe, everyone. Happy writing!

A Lot of Announcements

Hey everybody! I’m back to writing one post a week now, and I have to say, as much as I loved the anniversary week, I was overwhelmed! It will be nice to have more time to formulate ideas and continue to write solid advice for young writers.

That being said, for this week, there are so many announcements that I have to spend an entire post on them. But there are some fantastic new developments that you are going to want to know about.

#1: Publishing Update!

Yesterday, I met my publishing coordinator at New Degree Press, Jamie! I had been (admittedly) very anxious all week, waiting to hear from him. I needed more confirmation that this whole publishing thing is really real and I hadn’t imagined it somehow. But meeting him took a huge weight off my shoulders, and right off the bat, things are moving along! I’m receiving my publishing agreement to look over this weekend, and a package just arrived for me with the equipment that I’ll need to film my promotional video THIS WEEK! That’s so soon! I am due to send my footage back to them by this coming Friday. Can’t wait to update you on how that goes.

And speaking of, if you’re looking for consistent publishing updates, you should sign up for the new….

#2: Fluff About Fantasy Newsletter!

If you are currently subscribed to Fluff About Fantasy, great news! You’re already signed up to receive this upcoming publication this coming Tuesday. The Fluff About Fantasy Newsletter will be sent out every first and third Tuesday of the month to give me plenty of time to write for it and update it continuously. Here’s what you’ll be seeing:

  • What I’m Up To This Week
  • Recent Posts
  • This Week In Publishing News
  • Historical Fact of the Week (because I’m a history major, and I will educate you all!)
  • Quote from Chasing Fae: You will get to see some of my current favorite quotes from my upcoming novel, including some that I may write during the revision process!

Subscribe here if you’d like to receive this newsletter bimonthly!

#3: Chasing Fae Facebook Group

In case I needed another thing on my plate, I’ve decided to launch a Facebook Group dedicated to Chasing Fae. I spent the last few days reading about how effective it can be to launch a Facebook Group dedicated to your book series to gather fans together and how to execute it. I’ve got a lot of great ideas, guys, and I signed up for social media management tools to keep this all straight. Here’s a preview of what you’ll expect to see:

Welcome to the Facebook Group for Chasing Fae, a young adult fantasy novel coming soon in July 2020! Here, you’ll find updates about the publishing process and in-depth information about the characters and the world that you won’t find anywhere else. Learn more about the process of brainstorming for, drafting, and revising fantasy novels from a young writer who’s learning at the same time. Get inspired, and share your stories here with us.

Cool, right? This endeavor is definitely going to be a learning curve, but then again, hasn’t everything I’ve done this year been a learning curve? I want to try out everything I possibly can as I navigate the process from taking Chasing Fae from a draft on my computer to a physical book that people are going to hold in their hands. This is just the next step in taking my book where I want it to be. I hope you all will take part in that journey with me. Click here to join!

Next week: expect a post on writing fantasy! In the meantime, happy writing everybody!

Happy Anniversary! Fluff About Fantasy’s First Year Stats

A potential author picture for inside the cover of Chasing Fae

Hooray! Today marks Fluff About Fantasy’s one year anniversary and the website’s one hundredth post!

I am so proud of what I have been able to accomplish in the last year. I’ve grown such a vast audience in such a short amount of time, and I want to thank all of my readers who have been with me since the beginning. I have immensely enjoyed contributing stories about my experiences writing fantasy and what I have learned along the way. This is one of my favorite projects to work on during the week, and your support is immensely appreciated. To celebrate, I wanted to share with you the stats of all of my and Fluff About Fantasy’s platform from the first year. Tracking the progress has been really fun; I’m so happy with how far I’ve come as a person and as a writer through this site.

Without further ado:

fluffaboutfantasy.com

Current Status (as of midnight 1/27/20)

  • One post per week
  • 100 posts!
  • 60 subscribers–> 44 WordPress followers, 16 email followers
  • Guest Posts: Daniel Sage, Lydia Lee
  • Interviews: Elias Alam
  • Approximately 50 visitors a week
  • Created Free Revision Checklist for Beginners – not getting a lot of takers so far. STILL AVAILABLE!
  • Listed on Feedspot’s Top 60 Fantasy Book Blogs And Websites For Fantasy Readers and Authors from July 2019 through January 2020 (present).
  • 58 Countries in the first year (in order of number of views): United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland, China, Australia, Bangladesh, Philippines, Germany, Sri Lanka, France, India, New Zealand, South Africa, Hong Kong, Netherlands, Denmark, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Turkey, Singapore, Spain, South Korea, Poland, Taiwan, Macedonia, Iceland, Nigeria, Sweden, Brazil, Finland, Bulgaria, Malaysia, Hungary, Romania, Pakistan, Armenia, Thailand, Jamaica, Slovenia, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Aruba, Mexico, Croatia, Vietnam, Russia, Uruguay, Israel, Guernsey, Tanzania, Indonesia, Austria, Norway, Morocco, Chile, Italy, Lithuania.
  • 2608 total views: 74% US, 7% UK, 3% Canada, 2% Ireland, 2% China, 12% everywhere else.

Facebook

Current Status (as of midnight 1/27/20)

  • Posts about every blog posts.
  • Only a small number of unique posts so far – usually only for major announcements
  • Facebook Live Q&A session coming soon!
  • 83 followers

Twitter

Current Status (as of midnight 1/27/20)

  • 4405 followers
  • Impressions in the 50k per month range
  • In the last three months
    • 250.5k impressions
    • 2.2% engagement
    • 1 link click per day
    • 3 retweets per day
    • 52 likes per day
    • 8 replies per day

Instagram

Current Status (as of midnight 1/27/20)

  • All blog posts linked!
  • Regular updates
  • Instagram Live session coming soon!
  • 128 followers

Pinterest

Current Status (as of midnight 1/27/20)

  • All blog posts pinned
  • 9 followers
  • Inspiration boards for each House semi-regularly updated with new ideas
  • Pinterest stats fluctuate so much, but currently seeing 7.6k Monthly viewers

If you’re not already keeping up with me and Fluff About Fantasy on all of the social media platforms, make sure to follow, like, and subscribe! Chasing Fae is due to be released July 2020, and you’ll want to be the first to hear all the publishing updates. Much love to everyone, and happy writing!

Preliminary Thoughts on Marketing for Chasing Fae

After posting my big news, I really didn’t know what to post next. I’ve got two more days until my big anniversary post, and everything I was thinking of seemed anticlimactic. Maybe on Sunday, I will go back to a post about fantasy writing, or maybe not. I may ride this out a little bit and switch back to fantasy writing posts on Saturdays.

So today, I thought I would share some of the thoughts that I’ve come up with today on how I want to begin marketing for Chasing Fae. I would really love for writers and readers alike to comment their opinions and any ideas that you have for places and people I should reach out to. Please please please share! All of the input I can get is very valued.

Email Newsletter for Chasing Fae

I desperately need to create an email newsletter. I know that it is one of the best ways to connect with fans and share up-to-date news about your books and your writing life. I have just never been able to find the right time or the right way to go about it. The last time I tried to create a newsletter, I started a really cool template on MailChimp. I really liked that platform, but when I went to send a test email to myself, I realized my home address was printed at the bottom of the newsletter. I was a bit horrified, so I tried to turn that off. It turns out that because of international spam law, a mailing address has to be printed. I thought about using my William and Mary PO box, but I haven’t made a solid decision about that yet. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Revamping My Facebook Profiles

Fluff About Fantasy currently has a Facebook page, and frankly, it doesn’t get a lot of traffic at the moment. I want to spend some time making some unique posts on that platform outside of posting links to every Fluff About Fantasy post. Closer to the release date, I’d like to host a live video Q&A session! I’ve never done one before, and I would love to try it out. I’m also toying with the idea of creating a Facebook author profile that focuses on my work as an author and/or a Facebook group specifically for Chasing Fae. I don’t know if I need all that just on Facebook, but I think each type of Facebook profile has its own merits.

Who To Reach Out To In Anticipation Of The Book Release

I have a lot of people to reach out to!

I’ve spoken briefly to my high school back home so far about promotion for my book, and they are excited about my work! I’m really happy to be able to share this with my former classmates and the current student body. I haven’t reached out to the right people at my college yet, but it is only day one. These will be my first places to promote my book through newsletters, any public announcements, and hopefully, communicating with librarians to potentially house my book.

Regional newspapers would be a good place to send a press release to if I can find the courage to make the connection. I’m looking at three cities right now: Charlotte, Williamsburg, and Richmond (the biggest city close to me). I also want to find websites and magazines devoted to young adult books and/or the fantasy genre who may have a place for me to submit a guest post with my bio or welcome authors to promote their work. Still working on that research! If you have any good names or websites, please comment below!

That’s the bulk of what I have so far. Thank you so much for all your support in this journey so far. I can’t believe I’m finally kicking off the publishing journey! I’m going to have so much to share with you over the next coming months, so stay tuned!

Happy writing, everyone!

The Biggest News Of All Time

Setting it up big here with the title, huh?

I am so happy to announce that New Degree Press is going to be publishing my fantasy novel, Chasing Fae, in July 2020!!!

This is absolutely huge, and to be honest, several hours later it still hasn’t set in yet. I’ve been working on this book for two years now, and my dreams are finally coming to fruition. And don’t worry: I will still be working on my history book through the Book Creator Program and release that book later in the year after this one.

Let me walk you through how this came about.

The Beginning

So, I have been working with New Degree Press for a while in partnership with the Book Creator Program. In late November, I was sitting in on a seminar with Professor Koester about the process of hybrid publishing. I was intrigued when I realized that using their pre-sale model (which uses the sales from preorders to generate the cost of publishing the book and has a 99% success rate) while retaining full rights and full creative control of the novel sounded like a great deal. It seemed like a viable option outside of traditional publishing that didn’t fall into the vanity publishing category, which I would NEVER want to enter into.

Out of curiosity, I messaged Professor Koester after the seminar and asked him if New Degree Press took outside submissions. To my surprise, not only did they read submissions from authors outside the program, but he could introduce me to the head of the publishing board the next week and get the process started. I was kind of taken aback! I hadn’t expected things to move so quickly, especially right before exams. But I decided to take the ride and see where this went.

The Conversation

I set some time aside during my exam week for a video chat with the head of the publishing board at New Degree Press, Brian Bies. We talked about the publishing process a bit and what my goals were for my book and my vision. I really felt listened to. He treated me with respect and answered all of my questions. And I asked a lot of questions. I think somewhere in the ballpark of 20-25. None of my questions phased him; he answered all of them completely and with plenty of detail. I felt like a professional rather than the confused young writer that I think I am.

I decided that I needed to submit to them. I just needed to try. I knew only about 8% of submissions would make it to publication, but I needed to try.

The Submission

I went home for Christmas break and dove into revisions. I wanted to make a few revisions from my original manuscript sent to literary agents because I had some new ideas to improve the novel. I revised heavily for about a week. Then I sent off the draft to be read at the end of December.

Then came the waiting. I waited for almost four weeks until…..

Thursday, January 23, 2020

I’m going to have a fantastic “how did you find out your book was going to be published?” story.

That morning, I woke up groggy and just not feeling well. I had a bad headache, congestion, and a slight fever. I was thinking “Really? On the second day of classes? I hate the cold.” I rested as much as I could during the morning, missing my German class, so that I could go to my first Field School in Material Culture class in the afternoon. This was a class that only met once a week, so I didn’t want to miss one right off the bat! Getting sick at the beginning of the semester sucks because I feel like teachers may think you’re trying to skip out. I’m not! I’m a good student! I just don’t function while ill.

Anyway, I went to this class, and I snuck a peek at the messaging platform that I was communication with New Degree Press on. To my surprise, I had messages! After I quickly scrolled up to the top of the thread, and I realized what it said: New Degree Press green-lit Chasing Fae for publication this summer.

It didn’t hit me. It didn’t hit me at all initially. I couldn’t think, and I couldn’t process this information. And then I had to wait THREE HOURS for my class to be over in order to communicate to other people what happened!!!

When I got out of class, I called my family and my friends, and I told them what I had learned. I posted the announcement all over social media. And suddenly, I was ecstatic. I couldn’t stop smiling. Love was pouring in from everywhere, and I just did my best to absorb it all.

This is REAL now. Chasing Fae is going to be in print and in people’s hands. I cannot wait to share this book with the world. And I want to thank every single person reading this post right now for being involved in my journey. For listening to what I’ve shared about my book, coming to my website to learn and be invested in the journey, and thanks in advance for checking out my book when it releases!

Subscribe to Fluff About Fantasy to keep up with all the latest news about Chasing Fae!

Drawing Inspiration From Real Life

Every story that I have ever started has drawn upon inspiration from my world, whether that be my family, my friends, or events that have happened in my life. The first book I ever wrote was actually about a fictional version of my family and their adventures in a strange, slightly fantastical land (but cut me some slack, I was only ten). Big moments and important people in my life do eventually manifest themselves as book characters, albeit with some significant modifications. Today, I thought I would share some of my favorite pieces of Chasing Fae that have been created from significant elements of my life.

Grace

Grace is a strong, independent woman who has found herself in a situation that she has no idea how to remedy. She is taking care of her mother and their home by working full time, and she’s planning this grand adventure to find out how her older brother died. She has this indomitable stubbornness that just radiates throughout everything she does. She’s honestly my favorite character that I have ever written.

Grace started out as the person that I wanted to be. I wanted to be able to take charge of my own life and stand up for everything I believed in with confidence. When I started Chasing Fae midway through my senior year, I was still very much hiding in the shadows. I had a lot to say, but no real way to say it without feeling shut out from my peers. I never seemed to say or do the right things, so there was a long period of time that I just stopped trying. Grace wouldn’t have stopped trying. She said what she thought without any care for the consequences, and although she does have an introverted side to her, she had no problem being bold when necessary.

But as I continued to develop and work on Grace, she took on a whole new life. She was a living, breathing character with rough edges and an emotional side that I had never anticipated her having. Her sadness manifests as anger and frustration, and when she keeps it tampered down for so long, she is bound to break. That emotional rawness that’s hiding behind this stubborn surface is something that I really admire about this character. I’m very proud to have written her into existence.

Leo

Leo is Grace’s older brother who has just died at the beginning of the book. I’ve touched a lot on where the inspiration for him came from in Sibling Bonds, but I want to dive in a bit more into what the character means to me.

The friend who acted as an older brother to me has been in and out of my life over the last year and a half, and it hasn’t been the prettiest. Every time I try to walk away and let it go, there is always that emotional side that ties me to answer one more text, send one more message. There’s this love and appreciation that just seems to override my instincts sometimes, to my benefit or detriment depending on the situation. I know that he is anxious to read the book when it does finally get published, and I do wonder sometimes how he will view the character, whether he will see any of his past self in him.

Leo, for me, is the closure that I needed. It is very critical that he is dead initially. Grace and Leo’s relationship has had its ups and downs, luckily more ups than otherwise. But she takes away this purely good, strong, and loving memory of him that she carries with her throughout the trilogy. In the first book, she’s chasing his memory, chasing whatever brought around his death. But readers are going to see her really connect with that grief and be able to open up as a person eventually.

The Upper Realm

The Three Realms was actually my first real attempt at worldbuilding, and the universe definitely has taken on a life of its own.

I’m going to focus on the Upper Realm because of its depth and richness in detail. I spent nearly four months on the Upper Realm alone as I was formulating my ideas about where the book was going to go. The Twelve Houses are based off of the twelve signs of the zodiac; I’m a intermittent fan of reading my horoscope and attributing zodiac traits to book characters. I never saw myself creating any less than twelve. Once the idea was there, it stuck, and I couldn’t do anything else. I liked the idea of incorporating opposing elements to create this perfect balance. Those elements became incorporated into the main alliances as well. Elemental magic has always been one of my favorite types of magic to read about in a fantasy novel, so I wanted to incorporate as much of that as possible.

The logical ones came first: Fire, Water, Wind (as a substitute for air), and Earth. Then light and darkness followed by day and evening, sun and moon. Then I was up to ten. I had to think for a while about what the last two elements would be. I finally came up with peace and war because I wanted to create two societies that would truly represent the balance. The House of Peace would not possess a standing army and would focus on education and the arts. It would be a universal trading partner. The House of War would be situated in a place with natural defenses (the mountains and the river) and be primarily cut off from the other eleven Houses. They would be entirely self-sufficient in a desire not to rely on anyone for assistance, and their soldiers would be the strongest in all the Realms.

The Upper Realm is what made me realize how much I LOVE worldbuilding.

I’d love to hear about what elements from your story draw from your experiences in real life. Please share in the comments below!

Fluff About Fantasy: Official Announcements

Hey everybody! I am aware that my presence on this site has been someone lax lately. I promise I’ve got a lot of reasons big and small of why my life has been so busy, and today’s post is about making all of those announcements as well as some new changes to the site!

Announcement #1: Scaling Back

I am so passionate about Fluff About Fantasy that it has been absolutely killing me not to be able to write two posts a week as I did last semester. But to give you an idea of how this semester is going, I’m taking essentially three history classes and two languages, including starting an entire new language (German). Now while I love all of these classes, the reading load and the work load is nearly double what it was last year. I feel like I’m moving forward towards my academic goals with fantastic speed, but it means my time has dramatically shifted.

Because of this, I’m going to officially cut down to one post a week on Saturdays. This way, I can put out a clear and interesting post of decent length out to my readers without placing too much stress on myself. I want to put out information that you all are going to want to read and want to use in your writing endeavors.

I hope I won’t lose any of my readership by scaling back! I’m still looking to expand and grow; it’s just going to take a little more time than I thought.

Announcement #2: My Departure From The Pantheon

Today, I officially left the writing project, All in The Pantheon. I have loved writing for Aphrodite for the last six months, and the people at the Pantheon are some of the most wonderful people I have ever met in my life. But my time has become too short, and I have had little to no time for my own writing pursuits like Chasing Fae or Fluff About Fantasy or my new upcoming book (see Announcement #3). I had to make some tough choices about what activities to cut out of my overcommitted life, and unfortunately, this was one of the things that had to go.

It was so tough having to leave. My last couple days with them were fantastic; I got so many well wishes from everyone. My friend, Nikki (who writes for Nike) did not want to let me leave at all. I love her so much; she’s always been one of my favorite people at the Pantheon. But she also made me super emotional! My friend, Ashley, (who writes for Nyx) adopted me through their #AdoptAMortal initiative on Twitter before I had even announced my official departure! It was super exciting and made me feel a lot better about whether I would still hear from these fantastic writers. I got added to a new group chat with some of the writers so I could keep in touch, and I’m still on the unofficial Discord chat.

If you haven’t started reading the amazing stories at All in the Pantheon, you should head over there now! My stories will still remain up for a while, so catch them while you can!

Announcement #3: Book Creator News

The Book Creator program that I’ve enrolled myself in is going fantastic so far! I’ve loved learning from Professor Koester and the other young writers taking part in the program. I’m still in the researching and interviewing phase for now, but I’m starting to get really excited about the writing process. I’m looking right now at a potential July 2020 release through this program. Stay tuned for more news!

Announcement #4: Other Social Media Accounts

I’m working on expanding my social media presence across multiple platforms to gain more traffic. I would appreciate it if you would all help spread the word!

Facebook

Instagram

Pinterest

That’s all for now, my friends! Look forward to a new post about writing next Saturday!

A New Project: The Book Creators Program

Over the next year, I’m going to be embarking on a new writing journey that I am so excited to share with you all. Last month, I joined the Book Creators Program, an open source program created by Professor Koester of Georgetown University to guide student and young professionals to write and publish a nonfiction book. I ran into this opportunity on a flyer in the cafeteria, and being the writer soul that I am, I couldn’t resist signing up.

Over the course of the next 5 months, I’ll be working on researching, interviewing, and creating content for an approximately 25,000 word first draft of a nonfiction book that parallels something that’s either important to me in my life or to what I want my future career to be. I will have the opportunity to work with a developmental editor as I begin writing and focusing my book. Around February, I’ll have the opportunity to work with New Degree Press, a hybrid publishing option that helps authors set up a presale campaign to pay for the production of the book. I’ll work with an editing team, a marketing team, and learn all sorts of valuable publication information. And if all goes well, I’ll have a published book in my hand by July 2020 and for sale on Amazon and at Barnes and Noble.

Reading the information packet is an absolute whirlwind. I can’t even fathom how all of these pieces come together in such a specific period of time, though I imagine it takes longer for some writers. I’ve had my first two class sessions with the professor and a large group of writers, and I think he’s absolutely brilliant. To come with a project to motivate young writers to create and actually publish something early in their professional career with minimal cost to the author is really special. I’m excited to get started.

The idea I’m working on right now is tentatively titled Bringing History Home. It is going to explore this concept of personalizing history.

Historians are always searching for ways to bring history to the people, ways to make people care about the past and its impact on the future. But in my experience, it always appears that they are trying to accommodate some denominator that will hit the largest amount of people the same way. I want to take a look at what it means to bring history down to the individual and touch each person in a way that fascinates them. So far, I want to investigate interactive and living museums, such as Colonial Williamsburg; history through the arts, like the smash success that is Hamilton; and discovering history through genealogy. I’ve got a lot of ideas that are simmering, and it’s exciting.

Writing Book #2 of my fantasy series, querying for book #1 (and hopefully participating in Pitch Wars!), and writing this at the same time definitely seems like I’m staring up at a massive hill with no real knowledge of how to get to the top. But I’m up for the challenge. I love all of these projects, and I know that with hard work, I am absolutely ready.

I’m an author. That’s just what we do.

Writer’s Block

I’m tired, folks.

No more so than usual, but this week, I feel like I need to just lay around in bed for a week and recuperate. Unfortunately, there is much to do. I’m preparing to go back to school which means packing. And cleaning. And frankly, I’m not very good at either.

I’ve been trying to write for several days now. All kinds of projects to work on: Aphrodite and Apollo’s storyline must go on, I have a few more queries I would like to send out, and I should be working on character building for the sequel to Chasing Fae. And of course, there should have been a blog post on Wednesday.

But it has finally happened where my creative juices have temporarily run dry.

I have a couple pieces in the works to boost the blog’s traffic and visibility in the writing world, but I am begging to hear from you. You, readers, are the ones who drive much of what I write on this blog. If you want to see more interesting things from this blog, please comment below with the following:

  • Any information you would like to hear about any stage of the writing process
  • Topics you’re curious about regarding Chasing Fae
  • Tips about the querying process
  • The continuation of the Author Platform series