#IWSG: February Update

 

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It’s February and personal things have finally settled down. I can start concentrating on writing and school again. We moved at the end of December/beginning of January and have been unpacking and trying to settle back into normal routines. Had no real time for writing other than for school.

I have a short story that I have been working on for one of my classes this term and the feedback from the instructor and my peers has been great. I definitely have something to work with because I need to add some more words to it before I can submit it but I can say it will definitely have gone through revisions and editing a lot before I have to so that is a good thing.

Also, I have decided to write under a penname for at least one of the genres I write if not both. I will announce the penname soon. I hope to have an exciting announcement to make in the next couple of months as well.

IWSG Day Question:
What do you love about the genre you write in most often? The thing I love the most about the genre I write in is creating the worlds that my characters will be living in. Creating those worlds is so much fun. Seeing the maps that I draw become more detailed as I add locations, landscapes,and other things is so exciting. I’m not the best drawer in the world but that’s okay I like to do the initial maps myself when I’m ready to publish and want to include a map I will find a professional to do the final map but will let them see my maps so they know what I’m looking for in the map.

Look forward to reading your comments. 🙂

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#IWSG: New year, New goals

 

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I meant to have this up this morning and just realized I didn’t. So sorry about that. Had a post already written about things that are going on with my writing, etc but it’s on my laptop which at the moment is packed up because we are in the middle of  moving to a new house.

I mentioned school, my writing, and other goals for 2018 in it so I most likely will post it this weekend or next week when my laptop is unpacked. One of the things I talked about for sure had to do with school and the fact I changed to the MFA program and that it has a online teaching component to it. I will get a certification to teach online through the MFA program as well as learning more about English and creative writing. I start the new program in February.

More about school, what I’m working on, and goals for 2018 next time I post which will be soon. I plan to start posting more often on here because I know that I was a little lax in 2017 but I now have a routine for everything so I should be able to keep up with posting on a weekly to bi-weekly basis like I used to do. I may even do the A to Z challenge this year. Already have some possible theme/topic ideas for it. 🙂

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#IWSG: News

 

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November has passed and so has NaNoWrimo. I didn’t win but that’s okay. Classes were the reason. I did a lot of writing but that was assignments. One of those assignments was fun to write. I wrote a paper on J.R.R. Tolkien. It was interesting to research and learn even more about him and The Lord of the Rings.

I have started working on a couple of new story ideas. One is a short story that I hope to have published in the later part of 2018 and the other is a full length novel that should be out sometime in 2019. I will keep everyone posted.

That’s it for now. Look forward to your comments. 🙂

 

 

#IWSG: NaNoWrimo has started

 

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It’s November 1st and NaNo has started. I feel unprepared as I get started today. I didn’t get to do a lot of the prep work done in October that I had wanted to because of school but that is okay. It won’t stop me from trying to reach my 50k goal for the month.

Even if I don’t win I will be happy with whatever my final word count is for NaNo. At least I will have accomplished some writing no matter what. I would love to win again but we will see. School takes up most of my time but I definitely want to get some words added to Town Curse because I will be using it for my thesis.

Good luck to those of you that are participating in NaNo this year.

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#IWSG: Writing….

 

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Writing for class assignments seems to be a lot of what I do lately. I have started working on outlines for the old stories and some new ones though during that time. Class is keeping me busy writing papers and working on projects but I am learning a lot in them.

I do plan to participate in NaNo this year but it is going to be continuing Town Curse (Witches of Raven’s Nest Book 1) instead of a new story. I want to get it finished this time around so while I’m taking my classes next term I will also be trying to churn out the additional words I will need to finish the story. 🙂

I plan to update the books page sometime in the coming month with new blurbs for the ones that are on there and with Town Curse and the status of them. Also, I plan to update the rewards on my Patreon page in the coming weeks and start a new newsletter sign-up on here. So be on the lookout for those things to happen and posts about them soon.

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#IWSG: Can’t believe it’s September…

 

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I can’t believe it’s September already. I spent the summer taking my first classes for my master’s degree. Now onto the next classes that started on September 4th. This time it’s Literary Theory and English Language. Both are going to be interesting.

I spent time starting new outlines for my work based on some things I learned during the summer and it is helping me a lot. So, we’ll see if I can stick to the new way of doing things. I have started to see improvement in my writing while working on the stories as well. Will be updating again soon on everything. Plan to take a few days and add some new stuff and posts to the blog.

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#IWSG: Camp NaNo and other things

 

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Camp NaNo has ended. I won this time. I was able to get an outline done for Town Curse which I’m still working on. I have also come to the conclusion that I need to go back and write better outlines for my other stories. Also, need to create character sketches for my characters. I have never really done that for them before and realize it needs to be done.

I spent a couple of days in July creating new scrivener files for my novels because I plan to start from scratch with them. Still have the old ones to use as sort of a guide until I decide I don’t need them anymore. Though I most likely will never get rid of the old ones because you never know when you might realize that the old story is actually the one you want to use. So, we will see what happens.

That’s it for now. Look forward to your comments. 🙂