First off, a HUGE thank you to everyone who downloaded a copy of
on 6/4 and 6/5. I’m happy to say it made it to the #1 spot on the free Kindle, fantasy romance list (and #4 in paranormal romance). Mystic Ink
Don’t fret if you missed out. My publisher has dropped the price of
to Mystic Ink $2.99.
In other news, my Soul Mate sister Meggan Connors’ book
is free on Amazon for the next few days. Don’t miss a chance to read a fun Steampunk Civil War romance! Jessie’s War
Also, today at the 7 Scribes, I continue my series on plotting –
. The Meat and Potatoes by Casey Wyatt
As promised, the bacon!
This entry was posted on June 7, 2013, in
Books, Mystic, Myths & Legends, Paranormal Romance, Publication, Reading and tagged bacon, brainstorming, Casey Wyatt, free kindle books, index cards, plotting vs. pantsing, The Doubt Monster, three act plotting, writing.
Today, I ponder the difference between good writing and talented writing. Plus my thoughts on what happens when an author loses their joy –
Once More, with Feeling by Casey Wyatt. Stop by the 7 Scribes and share your views!!
And just a reminder – MYSTIC STORM is coming next week!
This entry was posted on May 24, 2013, in
Authors, Readers, Reading, Writing and tagged boy wizard, Brain Pickings, Casey Wyatt, good fiction, reading books, resonance, The Passive Voice, vampire series, writing.
Writers, can you sum up your story in a sentence? And I don’t mean an elevator pitch –
Your Journey Starts Here by Casey Wyatt.
I’m almost done with final, final edits to
! I hope to send them back to my editor before the weekend is over. Another gorgeous sunrise from my backyard. Mystic Storm
This entry was posted on May 10, 2013, in
Books, Paranormal Romance, Writing and tagged Casey Wyatt, getting started, initial premise, Mystic Ink, Mystic Storm, tattoo, Undead, Vampires, writing, Zephyr.
Rejection. We’ve all been there. But how you deal with it is important –
Wallowing and Other Coping Mechanisms. I’d love to hear your take on the subject.
And I’ve received the second round of edits for Mystic Storm. Like the cover?? Another fabulous design by Rae Monet.
This entry was posted on May 3, 2013, in
Authors, Business, Mystic, Myths & Legends, Publication, Romance, Soul Mate Publishing, Writing and tagged Casey Wyatt, failure, Mystic Storm, perserverance, Rae Monet, rejection, Soul Mate Publishing, writing, writing career, Zephyr.
Happy Friday everyone. I’ve been watching Food Network lately and today I impart wisdom I’ve learned from Robert Irvine -
Writer Impossible. Thank you Chef Robert!!
And check out hubby. Mystic Ink at Mystic Pizza!
This entry was posted on April 26, 2013, in
Authors, Business, Television, Writing and tagged Casey Wyatt, common sense, Food Ntework, Restaurant Impossible, Robert Irvine, time management, work smarter not harder, writing, writing career.
Happy Friday everyone!
Over at the Scribes, I tackle plotting and knowing when it’s time to start writing –
Stick a Fork in it and Call it Done!.
And, in other news, has anyone heard that
Amazon is purchasing Goodreads?
While you ponder that tidbit, I leave you with the hamburger that defeated Scar:
The hamburger from Hell!
This entry was posted on March 29, 2013, in
Plotting, Writing and tagged Casey Wyatt, characters, knowing when to stop, plotting, steampunk owl, tuxedo cat, Voodoo Grill Curse Burger, world building, writing.
Today I’m talking about some awesome writerly advice from Orson Scott Card -
Never Do What They Want.
I’m happy to say that
Mystic Storm is really done. Whew! I’m going to take a mental break for a day or two, then I’m off to plot another story or two.
Have wonderful weekend! And enjoy the adorable photo of my cat.
This entry was posted on January 11, 2013, in
Mystic, Myths & Legends, Pets, Writing and tagged Casey Wyatt, cats, cliff-hangers, craft, hook, hooks, Mystic Ink, Mystic Storm, Orson Scott Card, revisions, storytelling, writing, Zephyr.
Happy Friday! Want to hear more about
Mystic Storm? Please join me today at the 7 Scribes and find out why I say – When in Doubt, Throw in a Flying Monkey . . . or Three!
Also, our new cat Nene has settled in nicely. Here she is on my lap.
This entry was posted on January 4, 2013, in
Authors, Blog, Books, Cats, Doubt, Paranormal Romance, Writing and tagged Casey Wyatt, cats, creative writing, doubt, flying monkeys, Mystic Ink, Mystic Storm, plotting, Wizard of Oz, writing, Zephyr.
I did it. Last Sunday I finished the draft of Mystic Storm. But the work isn’t over yet. Before I can share Zephyr’s story with my trusted first readers, I have to read through it and make sure there aren’t any gaping plot holes.
In the meantime, I’m at the 7 Scribes today –
We Are Family.
This entry was posted on November 30, 2012, in
Family, World building, Writing and tagged Casey Wyatt, Cinderella, Clark Kent, craft, Darth Vader, Ebenezer Scrooge, family, first draft, friends, Frodo Baggins, Grandma Mazur, Harry Potter, James Bond, Jane Eyre, Little Women, Lula, Mystic Storm, Oliver Twist, oprhans, secondary characters, Stephanie Plum, stories, we are family, writing, Zephyr.
While I work my fingers off to finish the first draft of Mystic Storm, you can find me over at the Seven Scribes where I’m sharing tips for beating the Time Bandits -
Stop Thief!! Beating the Time Bandits.
This entry was posted on November 23, 2012, in
Writer Avoidance Behavior, Writing and tagged avoiding writing, craft advice, Darth Vader, dining out, distractions, DVR, eating out, family, friends, Haven, motivation, social media, television, the boob tube, The Empire Strikes Back, Time Bandits, time management, writing, writing time, writing tips.