It has been a while since I have sent out an update. I keep thinking it would be a good idea, then promptly forgetting to do it. So, here it is. In real life.


In my last update, I let you all know that the first draft was complete! That was a major milestone and I took some time to celebrate that. After finishing, I decided to let it sit for a few weeks so I could look at it fresh once I began editing. Around mid-January, I picked it back up again. Right now, I am around 70% complete with this pass through. With a healthy dose of help from an early reader, this draft is going to be in much better shape than the first one. There is still a long way to go before it is where I want it to be though.


While I was giving the novel a break, I wrote a short story! The working title is Ja'veth and the Unsought Temple. It's about 5k words right now. That will slim down a little after editing. I will send it out as soon as I get it done. Hope you all enjoy it!


I created Curiosity & Conflict when I first started writing. I wanted a place where I could share my progress. It has served that purpose beautifully so far. But, my needs are changing as I get closer to launching Goddess of Stone. With that in mind, I will be shifting to a new author site soon. Once it is up and running, I will send out another update!

I appreciate you all and the support you have given me as I follow this wild dream to finish my first book!