20160731_105145Boy, this blob of ink is SLEEPY!  No matter how much tea I drink, I can’t seem to wake up.  But of course, it turns into this vicious cycle where I ingest a lot of caffeine in the effort to stay awake, and then I can’t fall asleep because I have become a blob of tea rather than a blob of ink.

But the writing still must get done, even if I am sleepy!  I’m hoping to get a rough draft of my current story done before I go on vacation.  That way, I can print out a rough draft to take with me on the plane.  I find it easiest to edit on hard copy, even if it seems a terrible waste of paper, because it’s easier for me to write directly on the page.  Do you know how hard it is for blobs of ink to type on the computer?  Do you see any hands on that little self-portrait of me?


How does it look?

I had some free time today, so I tried to make this place look a little more like I want it to look, and hopefully be more helpful to people who want to see what I’ve written.  I also made a new book cover while I was at it.  I never liked the cover for Hand on Heart–I had to make it using Kindle Cover Creator (for reasons too boring to go into here), and their fonts and layouts are extremely limited.

half-naked man with a sword in medieval clothes on a dark background

What do you think?  I’m a bit chagrined to have capitulated to the “half-naked man with well-developed abs” model of romance cover novel, but it does advertise “hello, there are sexy men within this book, and they have sex.  With each other, even.”  Also, he’s wearing gloves.  It’s very important to keep your hands protected when wielding swords!