Trusting the Process

Strife is done. The lovely, awesome beta readers are giving it a final look (because they rock, completely) and I am reading through it again on my Kindle to catch any errant goofs, but...yeah. It's done. And I'm recognizing that finishing a book leaves me with a mix of emotions: exuberant, relieved, nervous, and maybe … Continue reading Trusting the Process

Advice for Writers via Stan Lee’s “How to Write Comics”

I can hear it already. "But I don't write comics. And, uh, neither do you, Colleen." Doesn't matter. There isn't a single genre that writers can't learn from if they take the time to do so. I've learned helpful tips and techniques about writing from books and articles about screenwriting, writing poetry, writing literary fiction, … Continue reading Advice for Writers via Stan Lee’s “How to Write Comics”

Finishing HOME

I am in an uncomfortable place right now. Home will be released in a few days, and I've been working on the next book in the Hidden series for a few weeks now, on and off, between revising Home. And, just like with Home, and with Broken before that, I'm in a slump. The words … Continue reading Finishing HOME

Book Three Update

We wrapped up our webserial Hidden time here together last week, and I want to start off by thanking everyone who read along. Doing the webserial was an experiment that really taught me a lot of discipline. Sitting down to write on those days I didn't especially feel like writing was one of those habits … Continue reading Book Three Update