Captain’s Quarters: December Writing Update


Hi, all! Here with a monthly update. I’ve been meaning to get back on track with this blog for ages, and wouldn’t you know it, life just keeps happening. They’re mostly good things, but things I have to give priority over my blogging life right now.

Anyway, I wanted to give you guys a quick update on where I am in my writing life. This is gonna be super brief, but expect more details on the big news to come in the following weeks/days!


That’s right! My first-ever novel, “Kingdom of the New Moon,” is launching this Thursday, December 15. I’ve been trying to drum up some buzz for it this past month, and I’m also throwing a launch party, where I’ll be giving away coffee, gift cards, and books! (I’ll include the link to the Facebook page where you can join the event live on the 15th!)

2. I’ve sold my first two pre-order copies of Kingdom!

I will always be grateful to Karen Magro and Katie Weiland for being the first two to jump on and grab an early copy of “Kingdom” the day it went on pre-order. Thanks, guys! Your support means the world to me!

3. I’ve got a new digital freebie in the works.

And email subscribers will get it first! It’s called “Journey by Journal” and it’s going to be an exploration of how to enhance the creative life by keeping a writing journal. I might do a blog post series on this, or even a full-blown how-to e-book, but I wanted to create a freebie to see if this is a topic that resonates with you guys.

For your constant support through subscription and comments, I wanted you all to have it free. (Also, anyone who wants to subscribe during launch week is welcome to this freebie as well!) I don’t have a specific release date for this freebie yet, but I’d like to be able to send it out to you all before April of next year.

4. I’m participating in a 30-day blogging challenge over at Writing(dot)com!

I’ve been a member of this site for years, but have just recently started getting involved more in the community there. And let me just say, they’re all fantastic! I’ve really enjoyed getting to know so many other people who are on this writing journey, too.

Well, I think that’s all from me. What about you guys? What’s been on your writing plate this fall/winter? Tell me in the comments below; I’d love to chat!

As always, thanks for stopping by, and I’ll see you on the next ship in!

December Update


  1. Karen Magro

    I’m SO excited for you, Alyssa! Congratulations on the book launch, and even MORE congratulations for writing a book that is intriguing, creative, and beautifully written. I’m part way through and I know I’ll be done with it in a day or two–it’s impossible to put down!

  2. Congratulations on your book launch! I’m currently launching back into drafting my novel, although progress has been very slow. I’m hoping to concentrate more on it after the craziness of moving. ๐Ÿ™‚

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