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New Anthology I’m Participating In

Hi everyone,

Just wanted to pop in to share my exciting news and the banner for the new anthology I’m part of. This anthology is going to be so much fun. I’m writing a story that involves vampires for the anthology. There will be stories that involve witches, mermaids, ghosts, angels, demons, reapers, and pixies to name just a few. We are writing the freshman year stories this year. Next year will be the sophomore year with the junior and senior years to follow in 2022 and 2023. There will be more mentioned about the anthology in future posts. πŸ™‚

 

 
 

#IWSG: Writing and more…

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Thanks to Alex for hosting this each month. Here is the complete list of participants.

The end of February ended on a good note. I’m still working on the edits/revisions for Raven’s Fate. I also now have a new project that I’m part of and will post about that as soon as I can and share the details. The podcast has been put on hold for now. I’m starting over with it and plan to revamp it a little bit.

I’m working on some other potential projects (ideas) that have to do with writing and teaching it. Will post more about those as well in a later post.

I’ve also learned over the last month or so that I have to take care of myself and take a day off here and there during the month. I spent a bit of time last month not writingΒ  because I just didn’t feel like dealing with it. I have started a new writing routine that seems to be working now and I’m a lot happier when I sit down each day to write.

That’s it for now. Look forward to reading your comments. πŸ™‚

 

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#IWSG: Updates and New Podcast

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Thanks to Alex for hosting this each month. Here is the complete list of participants.

I wasn’t able to get a lot accomplished near the end of January. Some personal things happened. Now, I’m trying to get back on track in February with the writing and other pursuits. I also launched a podcast last week. Here is the link to the podcast site. It’s called D’s Dragons. Check it out. It’s about fantasy and paranormal fiction and writing in general. The revisions for Raven’s Fate are coming along nicely.

I have a few future posts I’m working for all of you lovely followers. I think you will like them. I plan to start posting them soon. I’ve began refreshing myself on my editing and proofreading skills for relaunching me freelance business. I’m also looking to branch out as a coach/mentor. Once, I get everything together I will post here about it. I’m also putting together sample blog posts, articles, and even papers for my writing portfolio.

That’s it for now. Look forward to reading your comments. πŸ™‚

 

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#IWSG: Goals 2020!

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Thanks to Alex for hosting this each month. Here is the complete list of participants.

Goals 2020:

  1. Focus on one project (or series at a time): Thornwick Chronicles and the other series that may tie-in into it.
  2. Do outlines for the other series I do want to write so if the muses change to those stories then I’ll be ready.
  3. Get my publishing company launched.
  4. Teach
  5. Start my freelance editing/writing up again
  6. Start podcasting/doing some live streaming
  7. Apply to the English and Literature Ph.d program at my local university. I have a little over a year for the deadline because they only accept for the Fall Semester so I wouldn’t start until Fall 2021. That means I can work and get a game plan ready that includes attending classes while I work.
  8. Participate more on social media and post on here on a more regular basis.

IWSG Question:

What started you on your writing journey? Was it a particular book, movie, story, or series? Was it a teacher/coach/spouse/friend/parent? Did you just “know” suddenly you wanted to write? For me, it was reading Anne Rice’s Interview with a Vampire and Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. Also, my family and a few English teachers that encouraged and supported me along the way.

That’s it for now. Look forward to reading your comments. πŸ™‚

 

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Happy Holidays! See you in 2020!

Hi everyone,

As I look back on 2019 I realize I had a pretty good year. I received my online teaching certificate and MFA in Creative Writing. I have written a full-length novel that I’m doing edits/revisions on now and have begun the outlining/writing of books two and three of the series. There are a few other stories I’m outlining/writing as well.

I plan to post about my goals/plans for 2020 during the first week of January. That will most likely be what my IWSG post will be about. I’m working on those goals/plans right now.

Be safe out there while celebrating over the next few weeks. πŸ™‚

 

 
 

#IWSG: NaNo and Writing During the Holidays

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Thanks to Alex for hosting this each month. Here is the complete list of participants.

I didn’t win NaNo and that’s okay. I have 5k+ for the new book so I look at that as a win. The edits/revisions for Raven’s Fate are moving along nicely. I have changed one of the character’s names and now their part of the story is changing and growing. I love that. I hope to have it ready for publication in mid 2020. The beginning of 2020 isn’t going to happen and that’s okay. It’ll be ready when it’s ready. No cutting corners to get it published before it’s perfect to me. I will be starting the process of finding beta readers soon. It scares me but at the same time it’s going to be great to hear what those readers will have to say about it.

Although the holidays are upon us I’m not going to slack in getting the edits/revisions done or working on the next book and outlining the third one. Will keep everyone updated.

That’s it for now. Look forward to reading your comments. πŸ™‚

 

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Crimson Fire by Mirren Hogan

She had power at her fingertips, but the world had other ideas.

Magic was the last thing on Tabia’s mind β€” until she discovered she could use it. When her father hands her over to the princess of a neighbouring country to pay his debts, she may have the chance to learn how to control her new abilities.

But her new mistress’ enemies have plans of their own. Caught up in a web of divided loyalties, coercion and betrayal, Tabia can trust no one.

Can she find a way to regain her freedom and return home β€” or will the struggle cost her the ultimate price?

This is a great book. I had the pleasure to edit this one and then I re-read it recently. Readers who love a good fantasy read will want to grab this one. Starting Dec. 2nd it’s on sale for $.99 and the sale will last for one week.

You can go to Amazon to check it out.

 
 
 
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