Do you remember how a few days ago I finished writing Gingerbread? I do. And in honor of completing my first draft, I wanted to share another snippet! I already did the 7/7/7/7 Challenge for Fairytale (you can read it here), so I figured I would stick with it for Gingerbread as well. Hopefully once I get it more cleaned up and edited, I’ll be able to choose some really excited passages to share, but for now, let’s take the guesswork out of it. (plus I’m a scared bunny and what if you hate what I chose myself? Let’s not even go there…) WHAT ISRead More →

Do you hear that? It’s the sound of another complete first draft! Okay, so I’m not entirely sure what that actually sounds like (millions of cheering bunnies most likely), but the point is: my first draft of Gingerbread is done! As of 9/14/17, I have put the finishing touches on the complete first draft of the second novel of The Pixie Chronicles. Gingerbread is a retelling of the classic fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel, with my own touches addedcto it. Like most of my retellings, it takes key elements of the original tale and looks at them with a whole new perspective. Gingerbread was particularly funRead More →

Do you love the story of Hansel and Gretel? I do. The idea for this novel came to me in a strange, roundabout sort of way. I knew I wanted to write a novel based after the classic Hansel and Gretel tale, but I wanted to switch things around and examine the story from the villains point of view. Turns out, this wasn’t as easy as I thought it’d be. When I first began plotting this novel, my characters were all switched around. And as I worked, I got the sense they were fighting me. Something wasn’t right. They felt wrong and off, and IRead More →