Monday, July 27, 2020

Contest Winners and NaNo

I forgot to prep a post this week. Oops. Anyway, here's the contest winners!

Carrie Mouse book and doll: Mindie G.

Carrie Mouse book: Esther G.

I'll be emailing you for details. I don't have my copies yet...they don't seem to make printing author copies much of a priority...but I'll send you your prizes once I have them.

I don't have a whole lot else to say because it's NaNo and my brain is toast. Especially since Emma's mental/emotional state right now is very difficult to figure out, and I still don't think I'm hitting it quite right. But I guess that's why I rewrite. Over and over again.

I've started getting feedback on Acktorek book 1, which is awesome, and I have a lot of editing to do. I...don't really like editing, but I know it's necessary. Still, while I have editing to do to make it its best, the feedback is overall positive and I really can't wait to see this book enter the world.

On NaNo brain, I really haven't got anything else to say, so if this is a lame post (I know it is), have a fanfic I wrote a few weeks ago about Vader losing his lightsaber. It was fun.


  1. Congratulations to the winners!

    The fanfic was fun, but I have a question about authors and fanfics. Why would a published author write fanfiction? You can't publish it in a book, right? I'm just curious.

    1. Good question! While I love my original characters and stories, now that I've published, I feel a lot more pressure to get it right, and so it's less pure fun than it was when I was a kid/young teen. I have to analyze and edit and work hard to get it right, which isn't a bad thing, it just means it's, well, work. Even snippet writing is for the purpose of character development or bonus stories to post on my blog someday.

      Fanfiction on the other hand, because you aren't allowed to make money off of it, really can't ever be anything other than fun writing just because. It's (for me, anyway), a good way to just have fun with writing with no pressure. Plus, Emma Edsel in particular is a very challenging character to write and it often takes a lot out of me, so sometimes I need to chill with established characters I've known well for 10+ years. It's a way to keep my creativity fresh when my serious writing gets difficult.

    2. Thanks for the explanation. It makes total sense!


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