Castrate… Castrian… No, Xastrate. *Sigh* Xastrian!

The Elf of Many Names. I accidentally used his nickname in a writing community I belong to, and thought it might be pertinent to offer a brief explanation. Because, mainly, I don’t want people thinking I actually named a character “Castrate”, funny as that may well be. Basically, if I start typing something, anything, even a typo, my fingers are going so fast that I usually finish the word before I realize what I actually typed. Yes, I read what I type as I type it. However, these mistakes have led to many LOLs. Typos Galore Anyway. I started trying … Continue reading “Castrate… Castrian… No, Xastrate. *Sigh* Xastrian!”

The God Jars Series and Religion

Building this series has been a daydream come true. From the characters who won’t leave me alone to the little details that only I will never know, this series will probably stay with me for as long as I live. But, one of my favorite things about this series, is the religion I built for it. And, I don’t mean “built” as in “I had this shit all planned out from the beginning.” Oh, no. I mean “built” as in, “The story kept throwing bricks at my head in the shape of gods, and I happily complied and turned it … Continue reading “The God Jars Series and Religion”

The Book That Refuses to Be Written

The best thing about writing? I get to create worlds and people and generally play god. The worst thing? I have to have these people and places make sense. Sometimes, this is the easiest thing in the world. I know how to be a real, living human being. I should know how to write them, right? Right. And for the most part, I do. It’s second nature. Writing believable characters and making them jump off the page is fun and sort of like a brain sport. But sometimes books will fight me for every word. Right now, that book is … Continue reading “The Book That Refuses to Be Written”

When Books Explode

God Jars is coming along nicely, and I’ve had some success getting things ready for other projects. But, sometimes my brain has a major oops moment. This one is making me think my brain can’t make up its mind on practically anything. You see, God Jars started life as a trilogy. After finishing the first “book” and part of the second, I realized (thanks to the help of an awesome editor) that I squashed three books into a single manuscript. Thankfully, I took care of this issue. I have God Jars books 1-4 finished, edited, and mostly ready to go. … Continue reading “When Books Explode”

New Series Woes

So, I have several series going at once. I have 4 books written in one, and editing those before I start on book 5. It’s a nine book series. I like having my ducks in a row, okay? And, I seriously love this series. It’s a fantasy romance with pretty, pretty boys who I absolutely adore. The entire series is a slow burn on the romance up until book 4. The love interest doesn’t even get introduced until book 2, if that gives you any indication. And I’m completely in love. And here’s the woe… But I want to also … Continue reading “New Series Woes”