Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Pitch Wars Prep and the Eternal Editing Flames

Hi folks! It has been a bit, so I figured I'd do a simple post to say I am currently lost in the editing stacks. I've edited Dissimulate and The Mundane List, which I have been shopping to agents for the time being, and I'm working to bring Ferals into a finished state before Pitch Wars starts on September 26th.

I am really excited to have the opportunity to enter this delightful story into Pitch Wars, but I am even more excited to start pitching it as soon as possible. It's my first attempt a YA Horror, and honestly, I love it.

I predict there will be more YA Horror and Suspense novels in the future, because editing has thus far gone very smoothly (for once in my life I am ... enjoying the editing process?) Okay, okay, you caught me, "enjoy" is too strong of a word, but I am not hating it, which is a huge step up in my book, because let's be honest: I have the attention span of a bee surrounded by pollen when it comes to editing. I want to go to all of the flowers, but like... really should be paying attention to this flower, but look at all of the other flowers that need my attention and how do I spent all of my time on just one flower?!

You get the picture.

Anyway! Pitch Wars has given me a (much needed) deadline, so now I will edit, polish, and sweat from my fingertips until the final words are done and ready for pitching.

Anyone else out there with me?

Monday, October 26, 2020

Podcast, Podcats, and Gearing up for NaNoWriMo

On this edition of what is going on in my world, I present to you: ALL OF THE THINGS.

The husbandperson and I have created a Podcast on creativity. We've been having morning discussions on our creative lives to keep the levity in a downright horrid environment. It's been helping both of us clear our heads, and we've been enjoying the discussions so much that we decided to have more formal discussions every two weeks in the form of a podcast (which features some podcats - har har har, I'm hilarious). 

You can find the Write / Sound on Apple, Spotify, Overcast, and of course the Buzzsprout website that the husbandperson found for hosting. We have three episodes live so far. The first one is about titles, the second about comfort and discomfort, and finally the latest episode on creative influences. Check it out!

I am also gearing up for NaNoWriMo again this year! This will be my 10th year participating! I started in 2011 (year one) and have been consistent in participation. This year, I will be writing Frozen Over, a YA Horror with a little flair of post-apocalyptic chaos. 

Who is joining me on NaNoWriMo 2020? I want to cheer lead you! 

Enjoy the playlist for the novel below!

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Vlog: On idea emulation and creating Hipstopia

I've talked about Hipstopia in the past, but this episode of the vlog focus on emulating ideas and creating something new out of your own style and personal experiences from those ideas.

I'll be doing a few more of these episodes as I get back into the swing of writing! 

Also, I joined the masses and created a linktr.ee/radesilets because I now have two books on Wattpad, my books available to purchase, and my website that I wanted to like to. If you are interested in any work, you can check it out there!

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Playlists Released and Fun Trivia: Rios - a Wattpad story

Hey, all! The cover for Rios is finally here, as are the playlists for Jeremy and Marcus. Everything is going to drop as a free read over on Wattpad! Check out the playlists and brief history of how Rios came to be now!

The stunning cover is below. I am vastly excited for the opportunity to share this story with all of you. Get ready for some fun, it's going to be a wild ride.

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Coming Soon to Wattpad

No official date yet, but I am excited to announce that Rios is getting a major overhaul and will be posted for free to Wattpad! More details to come with a cover reveal and upcoming dates for the first few chapters to be posted.

I also have two delicious playlists for the characters.

I am very excited to revamp Jeremy, Marcus, and Trixy's story, and I'm even more excited that I get to share the new cover (is dark and lovely and I would totally marry it if I wasn't already committed to my partner). The playlists are perfect for each character, but they are a bit weird and out there (which is part of why I love Jeremy, Marcus, and Trixy so much).

If you all remember these three at all, Marcus has this incredible creep-factor now, as a two hundred year old vampire stuck in a 17 year old's body should be. He's also a main character with two perspectives.

Jeremy's PTSD after the wolf attack takes center stage. His character uses humor and sarcasm as a shield.

And Trixy gets introduced later, with almost deadly consequences.

Cover reveal and playlist reveals coming before the Wattpad release, so stay tuned!