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Normally, I would be putting up my resolutions blog. However, my resolutions haven’t changed from 2016. The essence is the same. So instead, I’m going to write an update. Guess what?

Tapestry is finally PUBLISHED!!!! At long last, that resolution has been met. It has taken me over three years. It feels surreal. I’m happy and nervous. My first book has been published…the first official Kalen Williamson novel.  Wow.  I did it!

tapestry art

You can buy it here. I hope you like it. I wrote a guest blog for it. You can view that here.

Obviously, I want to publish more in 2018. I know by the end of the year I should have a book out about Calliope Jones, a woman finding her independence and looking for love. Throughout the year, I will be releasing little tidbits of her story on Amazon. The first installment is called Calliope’s New Year.

Last but not least, the book I was collaborating on, Campfire Stories, has been released as well. One of the contributors, Allison, wrote a blog about what inspired out stories.

It’s funny how writing works. For the longest time, I told everyone I was working on projects, but I didn’t have anything to show for it. It kind of sucked. I SWEAR I’M WORKING!! There’s no instant gratification when it comes to writing.

Then, in what feels sudden but isn’t, I have multiple works published within weeks if not days of each other. BOOM!

2017 has been a great year. I can’t wait to see what 2018 brings.

Happy New Year everyone! Hope all your resolutions come to fruition.



*I used Unsplash to make my Tapestry collage.


Mad Dash

My social media and blog progress has fallen short of my goal this season.  I think I’m two blogs short, and I haven’t posted anything on my social media in weeks.  I explained a little, in my last post in April, why I fell short.

My birthday was at the end of March, and I did spend some time with my family.

I also did a quick life revamp. I cleaned and cleaned and cleaned. I bought an adorable mirror for my wall. It’s a baroque mirror; I feel like a nicer version of the wicked queen. It’s great.

I started my diet again. It’s been up and down. It involves a lot more cooking and time.

Lastly, I’ve been working on Tapestry. I’ve done a ton of edits, and still have a ton more to do. However, I have a deadline. And not one of my imaginary, hope-I-meet-it deadlines. I have a friend who is beta reading my work. She has some stuff she has to handle by mid-June, and won’t be able to help me again until the end of the summer. I want to finish all the edits on the stories before she’s unavailable.

Editing away!

So far, it’s been okay. I have enough distance to edit properly; I feel like I’m really improving the stories. I have gotten half of them to her. However, I need to finish the other half in under two weeks.

I have also thought about redoing the cover for Tapestry. I don’t want to start from scratch, but I do want to make improvements. I’ll see how I feel about it in a couple of weeks.

And I want to create covers for my friend’s short story series. So I need to squeeze in some meetings about that in the upcoming weeks as well. (Which I am very happy to do.) This is all to say, wow am I busy. I am enjoying the work, though.

I will try to do better with the social media. It’s been hard to get back into the swing of it.

I have had more blog ideas. I have written them down. I’m excited to write them. Hopefully, by the end of the year, I can squeeze in the two blogs I missed during this craziness.

Happy spring everyone! Hope it’s going well for you.