After months of hunkering down and trying to focus on simply writing, I have resurfaced in Nanowrimo month (which I probably won't be doing). I'm happy to say that I've entered second-stage editing for two books, which involves the big re-hauls to smooth out the story. Once I've finished those, I go into the final… Continue reading Resurfacing with updates and a tiny, tiny excerpt
I’ve always wanted to try my hand at a short one-case story in my Onmyouji series, featuring a Noh or Kabuki play, two of Japan’s most well-known traditional theatre forms. Noh originated from the combination of Shinto-related dance and mime, with influences of dance from other parts of Asia. It uses poetic language, monotonous… Continue reading Noh theatre
Since I've been staying at home a lot, got really into some vintage fashion videos on Youtube about sewing and patterns and Regency era/Victorian designs. Which inevitably led to my next great brainstorm - seamstress heroine who makes amazing patterns and dresses and...stuff. Problem no.1 - Regency era or Victorian? Maybe I'll take a giant… Continue reading Start of a New Series aka Productive Procrastination
Hi all! For Chinese New Year, The Mage will be just $0.99 at Amazon from January 25 to February 1, 2020! Buy it here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07ZMVZNM7 Keep your eyes peeled for the promo dates and check out the book!
Currently conducting research/writing the sequel of The Mage. Wasn't as productive during NaNoWriMo as I'd hoped, but I do have a basis for the new sequel to work on. There will be a new city, new characters and a background inspired by customs and traditions from Imperial China. A few themes I've picked up on… Continue reading Research/Writing
It's been a few days since I launched my latest book (whee!), and now it's time to figure out which way to proceed next. It's taken me a while to figure out my writing rhythm, but I've learned that for me, fresh eyes are required for quality editing or the words just become shapes. I… Continue reading Decisions and NaNoWriMo
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07ZMVZNM7 It's been over a year, but I'm happy to announce my new book release! This is the first in the new Sera Kishao series called The Mage. Check it out and let me know what you think! Being a Mage means a life of power and magick and prestige. It is not one that… Continue reading New Book Release!
Some stories you just want to wrestle and make them yield. Besides continuing Book 3 of my current series, I have also been working on a stubborn brain-child of a first book for a different series, an adult fantasy the format of which I have changed about ten times. This year. It's causing me a lot… Continue reading Progress, or Lack Thereof
The overall plot of Book 3 is done! Working title is "Hell Hath No Fury" - I like my cliches 😛 This book will explore the relationship between Ren and Haru in more depth. There's a lot of history and a lot of shelved issues involved here. Currently, I'm toying with the idea of having a… Continue reading Update on Book 3
A quick intro of the four MCs of my Onmyouji series: Ren Kanda （神田 蓮） Hair: Red Eyes: Brown Age: 15 FAQ: One of the few remaining onmyouji in Japan, heir to the famed Kanda clan. Minimally polite and basically stubborn. Growing up in a clan with everyone having their own agenda, he likes things efficient and… Continue reading Characters