I stumbled upon this blog hop for paranormal and horror authors, and yeah, I had to join. When it comes to horror, I'm a bit of a wuss, but I love anything paranormal. (Hello, twenty billionth vampire story idea.) It is a celebration of Halloween and all things spooky and creepy.
Ack! I'm late for my writing goals this month. I didn't forget, but time did get away from me and I wasn't going to worry about blogging Monday because it was a holiday here in the states.
Every Friday is Celebrate the Small Things with Lexa Cain, Tonja Drecker and L.G. Keltner.
The rules are blog about something good in your life. It can be something little or something big, but the goal is to find the positive in life and celebrate it. Then hop around the linky list on Lexa's blog and see what others are celebrating.
Back in June you may remember me talking about trying to prioritize my day better by scheduling how I spend my time. At the end of the post I said I'd probably write another and give an update. Well, here's that update.
I'm basically combining two blog hops into one. Is this cheating? I dunno, but I saw #InkRipples' topic for August and what popped into my head was something definitely worth celebrating.
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!
This month's co-hosts are Christine Rains, Dolarah @ Book Lover, Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor, Yvonne Ventresca, and LG Keltner!
I'm so glad June is over with. It was a busy month and none of that business was writing related. Which means I didn't do well on my goals. The only ones I managed was the monthly promo plan, I went through most of MJ's notes on Mistakes (I say most because I decided to rewrite the ending so there wasn't much point in going over that part of her notes,) I'm halfway through Hell Comes to Hogtown, and I had a few weeks I got all 5 days of exercising.
After the A to Z Challenge and my day job burnt me out, I took May off to try to recover. It worked, too. As the month crept by, I started getting trickles of inspiration, and by the middle of the month I wasn't writing, but I beta read for Christine Rains, finished a book, and formatted my New Adult books for paperback. I was also thinking about my stories as I lay in bed at night.
May was a nice break for me. I didn't worry (much) about writing or blogging. It was nice to relax and not stress like I do. I often worry that I suck at writing or I'll never sell another book or where to spend my money on advertising or how to find readers.
Titles are one of the toughest things for me to come up with. I have many works in progress that don't have real titles but placeholders. My hope is to figure out what to call the story later.
Sometimes I get lucky and a word pops out at me, like with Snapshots. It's what Cyc called his visions of the future, so it made sense to call the story that. For Out of Secrets, I actually blogged and asked for ideas and someone suggested a play on the word Out since JJ is gay and struggling to come out.
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* Marie Landry
* Rainy Kaye
* Story Dam
* Earthsong (comic)
* A to Z Challenge
* Alex J. Cavanaugh
* Larry Kollar
* C. Lee McKenzie
* A Book Lover's Playlist
* Cherie Reich
* M. Pax
* MJ FiField
* Melissa Barker-Simpson
* Christine Rains
* Heather M. Gardner
* George McNeese
* Lexa Cain
* L.G Keltner
* Sarah Foster
* Chrys Fey
* Liana K (Youtube)
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