There are some scenes that just give you the warm and fuzzie feelings when you read it. One scene in particular from Being Human ALWAYS got me. I can picture it so clearly and see it play out like a scene from a movie. An added bonus is I also have a song that goes with it.
(This is another older post from Blogspot I'm sharing here. I wish Weebly had a way for me to transfer all those posts here, but they don't.)
I think I'm one of the handful of writers who every November does not go crazy with Nano. The first time I heard about it, I didn't have a story to write and was working on editing Being Human. By the next year, I had figured out a little about how I wrote and setting deadlines like Nano did hindered me more than encouraged. My muse hides from them and I have to trick her by saying goals. I actually dread Nano because everyone talks about it and when you're not part of something super popular it can get disheartening, and to be honest, annoying. But it's hard to escape and once October hits, people start talking and planning.
I know they say never talk about politics and religion on your blog, but I'm slightly breaking that rule. I say slightly because I'm not really talking politics, it's just politics and the recent Trump Tapes is what made me think of this post and decide to vomit my thoughts out.
Well, it's October so that means my break is over and it's time to get back writing. Although, honestly, the middle of the month I finally started going through beta notes from Marie Landry and got a cover made for my next story. My reasoning was at the day job crap kept happening and I was not getting the break I needed when I'd go home worrying how to get a shift cover because someone quit or the boss would call me to discuss something with me or the number of freaking caterings or the fact the baker is on vacation and I have to squeeze in baking with my regular duties.
IWSG is posted the first Wednesday of every month, but I'm posting early this month. Explanation is below with my writing goals. It is the brain child of Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh. Get your fears and insecurities out or give words of encouragement. We're writers, let's support each other!
Today I'm giving my blog to Tara Tyler so she can show of her shiny new cover for her latest MG Fantasy Cradle Rock. Take it from here, Tara!
Thanks, for helping me with my cover reveal, Patricia!
You may not realize it, but my Beast World series has a post-apocalyptic undertone... I won't spoil it for those who haven't read it yet, but in Broken Branch Falls and Cradle Rock, humans are the fantastical creatures and beasts are in control.
There are so many ways a world can end and a new one rise from its ashes. And there have been lots of post-apocalyptic stories lately... But how to choose! Well, today I'm talking about different types of apocalypse!
So I did something dumb this week and got sorta into an argument on the Internet. I say sorta because it was more different opinions and if I had persisted it wouldn't have amounted to much. Basically, over on The Passive Voice blog, PV shared an article where some writer lectured talked on writing disabled characters and gave a list of dos and don'ts. And those sorts of articles annoy me. They generally feel very soapboxy to me and also leave me feeling like I'm expected to pity someone who is disabled.