Kindle Vella Titles Going Live

Yes, my friends, the Kindle Vella stories are going live. However, I’m not sure that’s official. I’m happy to announce that as of today, (July 13, 2021) many Vella authors are announcing their work. Myself included. In my last post, I talked about the release of this new platform...

Will Kindle Vella Change the Writing Game

  No, this isn’t going to be one of those posts that tells you everything you’ll ever want to know about Kindle Vella. This is an honest question. Will Kindle Vella change the writing game? I’m kind of hoping so, but not sure if it will be worth it...

The Importance of Clearing Your Mind

  I talk a lot about having days when the words just won’t flow and having other days when the words won’t stop. But one thing I want to stress, and need to remind myself of daily, is that it’s important to step back and just clear your mind....

Slow and Steady

I’m finding it hard being an author in this day and age. I’ve gotten so used to instant gratification, that I forget how tedious the writing process can be. I’ve become accustomed to writing a piece of microfiction, getting it posted somewhere, and sending it out to the world....

Following the Signs

  I have a bad habit of blaming everything that happens in my life on the Universe. Doesn’t matter whether it’s a good thing or bad, it’s a sign from the Universe. I’m sure there are probably other, more plausible, reasons, but I still blame the Universe. So when...

Productivity Overload

  It has been a hellava day. After weeks of struggling to find things to write about, I went into full-blown productivity overload today. I’m not sure what came over me, but I’m not complaining. It’s been fun. I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it or not, but I...

Random Writing Tool

  So, I have a new favorite writing tool. I’m sure some of you may have heard of it or even used it, but I just happened to find it in a random search. It is called Random Word Generator and it’s my new go-to writing idea tool. The...

Hawk by Harley Wylde

Well, I almost dropped the ball on this one. I wanted to be part of a book blitz and this one just sparked my interest. The book is Hawk by Harley Wylde and, as someone who rides motorcycles and is married to a biker, this one jumped off the...

Babies on the Bus

There had been a rumor running around our little town for as long as I could remember. Sometime in the late 60s, a bus full of “free-loving hippies” had come through our part of the country, but got lost in the woods to the south. In 1972, their bus...

Graves Publications on Patreon

  So, I took the leap and created myself a Patreon page. Why did I think that was going to be so hard? Because IT WAS!!! I’ve spent the better part of a year trying to come up with some kind of idea as to what to put into...