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#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 writing  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. 🙂

 

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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. 🙂

 

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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. 🙂

 

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#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. 🙂

 

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#IWSG: NaNoWriMo Update

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

It’s November and writing on book 2 of The Thornwick Chronicles has begun. I’m a little behind on my word count for NaNo and that’s okay. I will write as much as I can of book 2 while participating. Edits/Revisions for book 1 are going great. I’m liking the new direction the book is taking and the plot of book 2 is right in line with the overall story arch at the moment.

Sorry, I didn’t post the spooky things I had discussed in October’s IWSG post. Things behind the scenes took over and time got away from me. I do plan to update you on the Haunted South series I plan to write. At the moment, I plan for there to be a non-fiction series as well as a fiction series. More about it all at a later date.

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

 

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#IWSG: Writing, NaNoWriMo, and Other Updates

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

It’s already October. This year seems to be going by faster than I would like. I’m working on the edits/revisions for Raven’s Fate and getting an outline together for book 2 of the series as well. I plan to participate in NaNoWriMo next month and use it to start writing book 2. I can’t wait to start writing the new book.

I plan to do a weekly fun, spooky style post throughout the month starting this week. The posts will be about halloween, ghosts, and other spooky things.

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

 

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The Crane Diaries by Apryl Baker

Title: The Crane Diaries Box Set
Author: Apryl Baker
Genre: NA Horror/Paranormal
Cover Designer: Deranged Doctor Design
Publication Date:  September 10th 2019
Blurb:
From USA Bestselling Author of the Ghost Files series, Apryl Baker brings you a new kind of chill in The Crane Diaries…
I Am Death.
I Am Darkness.
I Am Creation.
These are the simple truths Emma Rose Crane, AKA Mattie Hathaway, has run from for the last two years.  
Emma thought she could start over by escaping her past, trying to live a semi-normal life. But her ability to see ghosts seems to attract paranormal mysteries and keeps landing her and her friends in life-threatening situations.
Long-kept family secrets come to light, and Emma realizes she’s unable to run from her past anymore.
Haunted houses, cursed beasts, and a supernatural hit lists are all part of the dangers Emma needs to face. In the end, will her past save her future…or will it take everything she cherishes from her?
This box set includes book 1 -3 of The Crane Diaries series.
Universal Buy Link: https://books2read.com/u/mgG7Dz
So who am I?
Well, I’m the crazy girl with an imagination that never shuts up. I LOVE scary movies. My friends laugh at me when I scare myself watching them and tell me to stop watching them, but who doesn’t love to get scared? I grew up in a small town nestled in the southern mountains of West Virginia where I spent days roaming around in the woods, climbing trees, and causing general mayhem. Nights I would stay up reading Nancy Drew by flashlight under the covers until my parents yelled at me to go to sleep.
Now, I live in a small town in West Virginia where I entertain my niece and nephew and watch the cats get teased by the birds and laugh myself silly when they swoop down and then dive back up just out of reach. The cats start yelling something fierce…lol.
I love books, I love writing books, and I love entertaining people with my silly stories.
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