Why Is It Taking Me So Long To Write The Second Elixir Book?

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on March 24, 2017 in Anecdote, Books, Creativity, Elixir Bound, Elixir Saved, Family, Kylene, WIP, Writing, Young Adult |

It’s been over four years since the ebook version of ELIXIR BOUND came out and over three years since the paperback version released (so forever in terms of publishing a companion novel). I’m sad to report that I’m only about 2/3 finished with the draft of the companion novel ELIXIR SAVED. And even once the draft is […]

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March #InkRipples: Tropes Are All In The Execution

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on March 8, 2017 in Books, Creativity, Ink Ripples, Writing |

Join Kai Strand, Mary Waibel, and Katie L. Carroll (that’s me!) for March #InkRipples, which is all about tropes. Love ’em or hate ’em, tropes are an integral part of storytelling. Even if you’ve never heard the word before, you’re sure to have come across them in books, movies, or television as they are a […]

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NaNoWriMo and ELIXIR SAVED Sneak Peek

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on November 21, 2016 in Books, Elixir Bound, Elixir Saved, Fantasy, NaNoWriMo, WIP, Writing, Young Adult |

NaNoWriMo is in full swing! As I’ve mentioned, the book I’ve been working on is ELIXIR SAVED, a companion novel to my published YA fantasy ELIXIR BOUND. I thought as little treat, I’d share the working blurb (i.e. jacket copy) for the second Elixir book. The Elixir has a way of entwining the lives of […]

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Working–Too Busy to Blog

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on July 27, 2016 in Anecdote, Creativity, Family, WIP, Writing, Young Adult |

Between family times these last few weeks and deadlines for my freelance writing, I’ve been too busy to write. But I’m back at it this morning with some edits on my WIP, getting it ready to submit to Pitch Wars. Wish me luck! My actual work space this morning. What are you up to on […]

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The Importance and Unpredictability of Introspective

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on October 5, 2015 in Black Butterfly, Books, Family, WIP, Writing, Young Adult |

Remember how I mentioned last week that I’ve been very introspective in my thinking (it’s totally okay if you don’t remember…I just thought this was a good way to start the post)? Part of that is because I’ve been so busy in my life that I haven’t had the time or energy to be extrospective. (Okay, […]

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