Author: S.C. Chalmers

  • Pintip Dunn’s THE DARKEST LIE

    I’m thrilled to take part in the Excerpt Blitz for Pintip Dunn’s upcoming YA thriller, THE DARKEST LIE! Check out the book below, along with the teaser excerpt, and be sure to enter the giveaway! THE DARKEST LIE by Pintip Dunn Publisher: Kensington Publishing Release Date: June 28, 2016 β€œThe mother I knew would never…

  • Creative Resistance: Letter to my WIP

    I know I’ve done this before, written a letter to my WIP. This is, however, a new WIP, and seemingly, a new problem – or perhaps a similar problem and different way of dealing with it? Either way: confessedly this is how I’m not currently writing. πŸ˜‰ Dear Draft 1 WIP, We both know things…

  • Plotting Board 1.5

    There’s a small pile of chocolate wrappers on my daily log book and in front of my new plotting board, clear evidence the whole pre-plotting isn’t making the first draft completely easy-peasy, but it’s still coming along. πŸ˜‰  So since I last posted, I’ve made some alterations to my plotting board, things that made it…

  • Failure, Shame, and Faith

    Failure, Shame, and Faith

    I’ve been thinking quite a bit failure. And shame. And the confidence to have the faith that your path is the right one for you. Why do we sometimes feel ashamed of our accomplishments (or perhaps lack thereof) and not want to share them? This makes me sad, for anyone feeling that way, and frankly…

  • The Writer’s Best Friend: Yourself

    You’ve probably seen the saying or heard the advice that one of the best things you can be is your own best friend. For some reason, this phrase re-entered my life this week and has me pondering what that means when you’re a writer. Because let’s face it, when you’re in the middle of drafting,…

  • Plotting Board 1.0

    So this year, as I get back into more serious writing, I continue to experiment with my method. Yes, I’m probably looking for the perfect fit that lets me produce the best books I can, and I thought I’d share my latest experiment. πŸ˜‰  This is my first plotting board, aka Plotting Board 1.0. Now,…

  • Plan Happiness

    Plan Happiness

    As I’m looking back at many of the posts I write, I notice that first, this blog is older than I remember. πŸ˜‰ And second, that I write a lot about overcoming frustration, remembering our successes, and moving forward even when we get discouraged. Because here’s the thing: I get discouraged, too. I’ve been writing…

  • Confession Time…

    Confession Time…

    So here’s the thing … I like setting goals. I like new starts (mostly.) I love seeing the end of December (because honestly, after you’ve survived it–as wonderful as much of it is–nothing is better than seeing it done.) I do NOT like January. There. I’ve said it. I’ve put it out there. January and…

  • Hello 2016!

    Hello 2016!

    Happy New Year, and welcome to 2016!! First up: apologies that it’s been ages since I last posted (just before or after the RWA National Conference in July, I think.) Anyway, life kind of intervened. I now have a second kidlet, an almost finished basement, and a new book / series. For now, I’m working…

  • Some of My Favorite Writing Quotes

    So it’s been yet another month since my last post, and in my defense, July kind of flew past at supersonic speed. AND last week, it culminated in the fantastic RWA National Conference in New York City. I had a terrific time, and there will certainly be posts about that a bit later on. πŸ™‚…