Names in Oriana

This is the second post in my series about my upcoming debut novel, Oriana. In the previous post, I talked about where the story idea came from and how it developed into the story it is now. This time, I'm going to talk about names. I'm a role player, meaning I play games like Dungeons … Continue reading Names in Oriana

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Beta Reader Details!

I’m looking for beta readers for Oriana, a science fiction novel.   A beta reader is someone that reads an advanced draft of a novel for the author to provide feedback. This helps the author improve the story through editing. It’s helpful because we’re very close to our own work so we sometimes miss things. For … Continue reading Beta Reader Details!

Oriana Update!

I've been pretty quiet about my progress on my novel. This has been for a number of reasons. Mainly, a lack of progress. I'll make no excuses for that. I owe it to myself and others to be honest. I struggle with anxiety and sometimes with depression. I know I'm not alone in this. But … Continue reading Oriana Update!

New Cover!

The book has a new cover! I've been feeling excitement around my book again and I felt it needed a new visual so here it is. You can get chapter one by signing up for my newsletter. And you won't miss a thing when the book is done!  

So Much To Do

My last post was at the start of the month. I didn't intend to go all the way the end without posting but that's exactly what happened. I do have some updates to share though. My friend's Kickstarter project fully funded and, after a series of back and forth communications, the short story I wrote … Continue reading So Much To Do

Happy New Year!

Like so many others, 2016 has felt like a very difficult year. That feeling fades away with the start of the new year. Though it might be a construction, January 1 really felt like a new start. At the very least, it's a marker for setting aside the past and moving forward. As the first … Continue reading Happy New Year!

Update | Michelle Kitz on Patreon

Official Post from Michelle Kitz: There are only a few days left of November and NaNoWriMo. Sadly, I am not going to make it to 50,000 words this year. Things happened, emotions happened, writing didn't happen as much as I would like. The good news is that Oriana's Search is nearing a complete first draft. … Continue reading Update | Michelle Kitz on Patreon