What I’m Listening to: January 2020

Right now, I’m working on the first draft of book three of The Goblets Immortal series. While I write, I’ve been listening to some pretty awesome music that I thought I should give a mention. Here, in no particular order, are the artists and the songs that I’ve been playing: Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (cover) by Gabriela… Continue reading What I’m Listening to: January 2020

Books, writing

2019 – A Year in Review

Here's am overview of my 2019. Please feel free to enter your accomplishments, setbacks, realizations in the comments 🙂 Books I read in 2019 Reader Magnets by Nick Stephenson Bootstrapping for Indies by Simon Whistler Blood Orange Brewing by Laura Childs Your Road Map to Successful Author Events by Pavarti K. Tyler Story Trumps Structure… Continue reading 2019 – A Year in Review


Deadly Sins of Writing/Working

Today is the first day of National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo.) I talked about it a bit last week. Writers around the world sign up to write at least 50,000 words during the month of November—at least, that’s how it started. I’m not sure what it’s evolved to since its inception back in the… Continue reading Deadly Sins of Writing/Working


7 Ways to Love a WriMo

2017, pre-NaNo madness!   Next week starts the annual tradition of NaNoWriMo (NaNo for short.) You may ask what this nonsensical word means. Or maybe you know someone who is busily stocking up on caffeine, and you are wondering what’s up with them. Well, let me give a quick definition of the writerly madness that… Continue reading 7 Ways to Love a WriMo

Hobbies, Uncategorized

Hobby Help!

I’ve been thinking lately that I need a hobby. For the longest time, I was calling writing my anything but what it is (my job), but I’ve come to the realization that it’s not exactly a pastime. Therefore…I am hobby-less *insert sad face here* All work and no play would make Beth a dull writer.… Continue reading Hobby Help!


How to Help Your OCD Writer Friend

I have OCD. No, not in that cutesy “Oh, she’s so organized!” sort of way. I mean, if you took one look at my desk, you would know this. (Don’t look at my desk, please. Disaster area. This is where the OCD organizers go to lose hope.) I’m a perfectionist, granted, but I’m also an… Continue reading How to Help Your OCD Writer Friend

Book, Fantasy, writing

My Book is in SFX Magazine

In issue 316 of SFX Magazine, Flame Tree Press took out a one-page ad and...The Goblets Immortal happened to display prominently. I was so excited, I ran out to Barnes and Noble and scoured the shelves until I found it. When I did, I nearly screamed. I almost humiliated my mom by stopping passersby and saying,… Continue reading My Book is in SFX Magazine


What I Wanted to Be When I Grew up

There were a handful of things I believed I wanted to be when I grew up. For a while, I thought I might be an artist. Then I thought, hmm, maybe a teaching or doctoring animals is my calling. The shortest-lived idea I had was a vocal artist—and for those of you who have watched… Continue reading What I Wanted to Be When I Grew up


Plotters vs. Pantsers and Real Life

There's a funny story about a man visiting Iceland and relying only on his GPS to get him places. It's a long, twisty tale with much hilarity and confusion. Suffice it to say, the guy becomes famous for not following landmarks or maps but his gadget. This not only leads him to the wrong part… Continue reading Plotters vs. Pantsers and Real Life

Book, editing, Q&A, Shopping, Uncategorized

A Q&A: Christopher’s Question

Recently, a friend posed this question on Facebook, and I decided to post my answer here on this blog: Q: How do you know what errors/typos you have [when you edit]? – Christopher A: That’s an excellent question. There are different style guides that a publisher will go by. Or, if you’re self-publishing, there’s The… Continue reading A Q&A: Christopher’s Question