My new novella from the Enslaved Chronicles series is now available! KNIGHT DEVOTED is about 40,000 words, so less than half of most of my novels, so you can probably read it in a weekend.

Progress Update

It’s been a while since I did a progress update, so here’s a playful little attempt at it.

How it startedHow it’s going
Clanblades 3
elmo with his arms raised in front of a fiery background with a subtitle that says "chaos"

Man walking alone into a sandstorm
Untitled Unmentioned Standalone Side Project
Disco ball with the caption "shiny object over here"

Snail that grows rockets out of its shell
Making my audio books available in more places
woman excited at the computer

a woman walking into a glass door accidentally

What I’m reading this March

Howl’s Moving Castle has been delightful so far. It’s supposed to be much different than the movie, but we’re reading first, and then will watch. I haven’t seen the film yet. It’s a fun adventure.

The main character as a young girl gets transformed into an old woman, and I must admit it does have me pondering the positives and negatives of aging. Sophie as a character is delightfully DGAF, as in, she says what she thinks and does what she wants, and honestly I’m loving that. It’s definitely giving #older-me-goals. But her creaky joints and heart issues aren’t as enviable, although already have fairly painful joints so… I’m halfway there! πŸ™‚

Reclaim Your Author Career is about using the Enneagram to make decisions in your career as an author. If you’re not familiar with the Enneagram, it’s like a personality typing system somewhat like Myers Briggs or DISC, but broken down into 9 numbered types. I want to go retake the test again, but at times I have been a Type 4 (The Individualist) and other times a Type 2 (The Helper). The Independent Person in me doesn’t much like the idea of being “the helper,” but I think that may actually be the one.

Especially since the 2 is very focused around love, and love is a strong component in my life and every one of my stories.

I’m excited to dig deeper, and I think this will help me find some clarity and direction in what I’m doing going forward. I feel like the last few years have been so hard, so dark. I’ve always been someone who cares a lot about hope, and it’s been hard to have hope after hope dashed for so long. I know there are many others with harder struggles (but it’s not a competition).

For whatever reason, I feel a sense of stepping out of limbo, of being stuck in amber and finally working my way out. I hope there are lots of new things on the horizon.

And it would be cool if this book helps me do it. We’ll see! You can learn more about the Enneagram here.

If you know your type, leave me a comment! What is it? πŸ™‚ Or have fun and take the quiz with me.

I love reading the perspective of different people from different backgrounds, so I’m really enjoying Raising Free People. I’m also a huge Rick Riordan / Percy Jackson fan, and I did struggle a but with Trials of Apollo at the beginning just because Apollo is so narcissistic at times. πŸ™‚ But The Burning Maze is really picking up.

And I always love the little silly haiku that start each chapter. For an example, here’s something along the lines of what Apollo (the uber-cool, somewhat self-obsessed Greek god of poetry and many other things) would write if HE were writing this newsletter:

New novella out

Read it? No? Crap. Well, Books

Don’t last forever. Waitβ€”

What are you reading this weekend?

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