Ranting Thought, Writing Journey

Vulnerability in Art

I wrote this right before I published STUMBLING, and apparently decided not to post it. I have changed my mind on that. At least it might give you a smile. It did me, though it still holds true. My third book will release in a few days so there's a panic thing going on at… Continue reading Vulnerability in Art

The Fool's Path

Did you see…

As I continually forget that I have a website, and rarely post to it, even after the claims that I will, you have probably NOT seen... Book Three of my Fool's Path series is coming April 30th! And there's even another fabulous cover! What do you think? Also- Did you know... Book One is still… Continue reading Did you see…

The Fool's Path, Writing Journey

Book Two has Released!

Book Two on The Fool's Path is here! Only 99 cents on Kindle! Also available on paperback through Amazon. Click the book image to get your copy. I love hearing your comments and thoughts! Scratch out a messege for me below, or contact me through my contact page (link in menu above). Happy Christmas and… Continue reading Book Two has Released!

The Fool's Path, Writing Journey

Instagram Challenge

I started an Instagram Challenge this month, then thought it might be fun to share those posts here. #MerryandWrite Join along with us! Follow the above hashtag to find the daily posts. Find me @author_cmmartens Day 1: Christmas, Kwanza, Hanukkah, or none of the above I am a Christmas gal. It's my favorite time of… Continue reading Instagram Challenge

Writing Journey

The End of the Beginning

The End of the Beginning When my editor finished highlighting the oversights I'd missed in Book One, I found myself renewed in my task of telling this story in its best possible way. So, I set to refining those last details of my piece. It was the first time I really felt like an artist.… Continue reading The End of the Beginning

Writing Journey

Hell is Figuring Out Chapter One

How Should it Begin Beginning’s are everything. Sometimes all we have is a sentence to capture a reader. I get it. There are so many books to read, how do we decide which ones are worth our time? The reader need to know their time won't be wasted... Five days from my deadline, I’m still… Continue reading Hell is Figuring Out Chapter One

Writing Journey

The Writing Process

My Writing Process I feel this post is going to extra short. My process isn't much to explain... Only by writing does writing get done Not rocket science. Not even a new kind of parable, but that's the nuts and bolts of it. I've slowly consolidated all my writing tools to electronic format, but it's… Continue reading The Writing Process