Monday, August 31, 2015
Own Your Monday!
Actually, own each day of the week and make them count. But get started on your "owning" by taking Monday and impossible and gear your thoughts and actions toward Making Anything Possible.
For me, I've got a few first drafts I'd like to get completed before the end of 2015. Between two jobs and single parenting, that could seem impossible. But I'm feeling the motivation to remove that "im-"...starting today.
So in what way(s) would you like to crush impossible? What goal(s) in mind?
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Monday, August 24, 2015
A few things to share...just because.
1. Today marks the beginning of school for my Chipmunk. She's a sixth grader now, bottom of the food chain at her middle school. I feel she'll do well, but Mom is here if she needs anything :-)
2. Writing is happening and that makes me happy. I have a few projects going:
TCOBAS - contemporary YA romance
Ripped Ties II - YA urban fantasy dystopian, follow up to Beacon
Fable Ranger II - MG fairy tale mashup, follow up to FABLE RANGER: SUMMONS
DOBB - Rayven Godchild erotic romance, in revision stage
|Possible book cover idea for TCOBAS (Source)|
3. Life is getting busier. Although I am writing, it may slow a tad as I'm taking on a part-time gig.
4. Still trying to decide if I want to love Scrivener. It's very cool having all my reference items and chapters in one place where I can click from source to source right there in the application. But it's the "change" that I have to get used to.
Here's a virtual dessert. Whether you love strawberries or chocolate, you can indulge to start your week off right. If you like both then dive into the double-enjoyment lol!
So what's the new haps in your writing or reading world? Have you tried Scrivener? Any thoughts?
Monday, August 17, 2015
At this point, if you don't have a support system in place, it's DEFINITELY time to build one. It can be as simple as having one or two friends you can trust to provide honest feedback on your work or as complicated as a tunneling system of alpha readers, beta readers, early proofreaders, later proofreaders et al.
In addition to this, I recommend another support system. It's something I noticed debuting authors, like The Apocalypsies of 2012 and the Lucky 13's of 2013 doing. They banded together, offered helpful information and shared in the wonder of releasing their novels into the world.
I'm very blessed to be part of Untethered Realms, a small band of speculative fiction writers. There's tons of talent that I'm so lucky to be around. This year, in particular, has been a difficult year where their support has been so helpful in me keeping what bit of sanity I still have. And I had a dunce moment where I scheduled a post and left it in draft so I am making sure to share the #RealmsFaire news here. Yes, #RealmsFaire is back and things are rolling, but they can speed faster and better with YOUR help. So click here to check out more about #RealmsFaire and why YOU should hop on board this train.