Spring 2013!

Though New Years was fourteen days ago, I really feel like my year is starting right now- at the beginning of the Spring 2013 semester. This is going to be a big year for me- I graduate college in December, I publish my first novel here soon, and I will be hard at work compiling the second installment of the planned series all summer.

I’m taking a brief haitus from actual writing due to beginning serious work on my Honors Thesis this semester. I need to know I can fully graduate before I put all my energy into ‘To Dwell in Dreams’! I think this also gives me more emotional and mental time to really focus on each and every edit ‘Till the Last Petal Falls goes through, and allow me to give myself the room I need to roll her out with the best possible enthusiasm.

I also think I’m going to be switching over from putting my work up on an internet database to store my chapters to Schrivener (probably spelled that wrong), so I will be taking some time re-uploading my work into those files and tranferring them to flash drives and what not to keep everything ridiculously organized. Gotta get the clutter before it gathers!

And considering that that’s just the mess that I have to deal with on the fiction writing side, and doesn’t even really factor in my poetry or my extracurricular work at the office, newspaper, and Church… oh, man, am I in for one heck of a semester. I’m going to try to keep up with updates, however! If you ever feel like I’m being too silent, don’t be afraid to give me a little nudge- I’m always up to talk about my writing!

Hope everyone else is having a good start to their years/semesters/writing cycles as well! Here’s to 2013!


Tiffany Aching: A True Role Model

“The secret is not to dream,” she whispered. “The secret is to wake up. Waking up is harder. I have woken up and I am real. I know where I come from and I know where I’m going. You cannot fool me anymore. Or touch me. Or anything that is mine.”

The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett

Beauty and The Beast

Till the Last Petal Falls, my upcoming novel, is a bit of a ‘retelling’ or a ‘release’   of one of the most iconic fairy-tales of all time.


So why not discuss that original story? What kind of things did ‘Beauty and the Beast’ teach you? Were they good lessons? Were they bad lessons? What parts of the story really spoke to you? What parts royally pissed you off? What could you relate to- both now and as a child? What is your favorite version? What do you notice now as an adult that  you didn’t when you were a kid? What other retellings of the story have you read that you enjoyed/ loathed? Let’s have a good old fashioned discussion about fairytales!

Well hello there!

Well hello there. My Pen-name is Elizabeth Rose and this is going to be my new website promoting my novel projects. I have been a published poet for a while now through my real name, but am just getting into fiction writing. I have finished one full manuscript and am beginning on several sequels for a series I’m planning, so I figured I might do a little promoting. Here goes nothing!