Why rejection is a blessing in disguise.

December 10, 2014

It really sucks being rejected. When you send out your query letters, you’re looking for that one-in-a-million chance, the opportunity to get your hard work into the hands of someone who can actually do something with it and help bring it to life on the shelf. So, naturally, when you get the rejection in your inbox, you can’t help but feel a bit (or a whole lot) deflated by the whole situation. But when it comes right down to it, each and every rejection letter you get is a blessing in disguise. Hear me out. I know it sounds like a load of crap, but seriously, each and every rejection letter you get is actually a good thing. When you find someone to help you publish your work, you want to find someone who is just as passionate about your writing as you are. You want someone who is going to vouch for your book with just as much enthusiasm […]


Martyr’s Sneak Peek for Thorn’s Birthday!

December 8, 2014

Hey guys! Today you aren’t getting a Monday Muse. Instead, you get a sneak peek into Martyrs! That’s mostly because I was swamped this weekend getting final preparations in place for our coming baby, attending Christmas parties, and visiting friends from out of town and I TOTALLY forgot to do a Monday Muse. Conveniently, though, today is also the birthday of one of my favorite characters in the series! Sounds like a perfect excuse to get out of a Monday Muse by giving you a taste of the novel. Anyway, I hope you enjoy it! Cheers, –MC * * * But when he reached the bottom of the steps he paused. A man stood in the center of the room. Had he been there the whole time? Darius couldn’t remember. His shined, leather shoes glistened with blood. Darius recognized him. His suit. His stature. His steely gray eyes. The man from the market. A wide, wicked smile spread across his […]


Writing and the internet.

December 5, 2014

So. You may have noticed you guys didn’t get a blog post on Wednesday! Oops. Maybe it’s the pregnancy brain–I’ve been forgetting everything lately (thank god I’ve been keeping my appointments in my phone’s calendar with tons of alerts or I’d probably have missed one of the gazillion things I’ve had to do this last month). Maybe it’s the fact that work picked up and I’ve been busier when I get home. Or maybe it’s because I’ve got just over a month left til my due date and I’m kinda freaking out getting ready for the baby (AAHHH!). It could also just be that my husband and I got Pokemon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby and I’ve spent way more time playing that than I should. Anyway, sorry about that, folks. Now that my year-long blog-a-thon is over, though, I’m not going to worry too much about missing a day here or there, especially since, as I said above, I’m […]


Monday Muse: Daylight Horror

December 1, 2014

Most horror stories focus on something that goes bump in the night. What is something we should be scared about during the day? –101 Horror Writing Prompts * * * She wasn’t sure what she’d seen, but she couldn’t help herself but to look out the cafe window again and again, down the brightly lit alley bustling with people doing their last-minute Christmas shopping, to see if she could spot it again. It was silly, she told herself over and over. No man was that tall, that thin, and, as far as she knew, anyway, everyone was born with a face… But she couldn’t shake the feeling that whatever it was still lingered there, somewhere, just beyond her sight. “Are you okay?” Jamie’s mother’s voice made her turn her head and her attention back to the uneaten lunch on her plate. Her mother’s eyes were weary and concerned–probably because she’d asked her grown-ass daughter this same question four times in […]


Happy Thanksgiving!

November 26, 2014

It’s Thanksgiving week! Technically Thanksgiving is tomorrow, but since I already do posts on Wednesday, I figured you guys could have this one a day early. I also don’t want to write two other posts this week. So! That being said, I’ll see you guys on Monday! Meanwhile, here’s a picture of Scout! Spend a great holiday weekend with your friends and family! Cheers, –MC

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