#IWSG: New projects

 

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The last few weeks of February were busy in a good way. I have a couple of things I’m working on kind of behind the scenes you could say. I’ll fill everyone in another time about them when I have news to share. You could say they are my secret projects. πŸ™‚

Writing on all the projects are going great. A little frustrated about one of the stories and how to work in a new plot twist. It sounds good when I talk about it out loud but putting it to paper and the section I want it to go in does not.

Question for everyone. I’m thinking about starting a facebook group. My question is would it be a good idea to have both a group and an author page? I already have an author page. Should I just stick to it or think about creating the group too?

IWSG Question: Have you ever pulled out a really old story and reworked it? Did it work out?

I haven’t pulled out a really old story per say. What I did was to pull out a list of story ideas from a few years ago and look it over. I have set up files for three of them so I can start outlining them. One of them is possibly going to be posted here as a serial for the site. I just need to figure out how often I’ll post it and what the word count for each post will be.

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

 

#IWSG: Writing and Word Count Goals

 

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Afternoon everyone. I’m so sorry I nearly forgot about this month’s post. Have been busy the last few days cleaning up my desk and moving things around so that hopefully the writing goes better now that all my projects are in one place instead of scattered around the room. πŸ™‚

I’m working on creating a newslettter so look for the sign up box to go up soon. Also, working on some fun posts that I hope to have posted soon.

The writing is going well not like I want it to though but that is okay. I’m still writing each day which is good. May decide to do away with daily word count goals and just write each day and whatever count I reach I’ll be happy with. The goal is to write everyday anyway so I think for me trying to have daily word goals is something I can’t do because I get frustrated when I fall short of the goal for the day. I’ll still have monthly goals to try and stick to but get rid of the daily ones that way no matter what I’ll be happy with the writing I accomplish at the end of the day. πŸ™‚

That’s it for now.

Look forward to your comments. πŸ™‚

 

 

 

#IWSG: Goals 2017

 

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January has started off great. I’ve added a little over 1000 new words to the short story that I’m turning into a full length. Also, have decided on my theme andΒ  started the posts for this year’s A to Z challenge.

Now for goals that I hope to accomplish this year:

  1. Finish rewriting/revising my vampire series
  2. Finish adapting Town Curse into a full length novel (hope to have this one done in the next couple of months)
  3. Finish writing the first book of the Fantasy series
  4. Finish the first book of the shapeshifter series
  5. Outline some other story ideas I’ve been wanting to write
  6. Get blog posts planned for the year. Have cool ideas I might try this year. I want to add videos and other content like images, maps of the fantasy world(s) I’m creating. More about the game I’m thinking about. The game is back at stage one because I found I didn’t like the idea I had originally. One of the things I’m thinking about doing as far as videos go is posting videos that I’m thinking about creating while I’m playing Lord of The Rings Online. I’ve recently decided to possibly start live streaming while in game and would love to share the videos here for everyone to see. πŸ™‚
  7. Learn a program or a new skill.
  8. Create some podcasts
  9. Β Possibly put together an anthology
  10. Interact more than I do right now on social media especially here and my facebook page. πŸ™‚

I know some of these are more doable than others and that’s okay. I hope to get some of them accomplished. It would be nice to get them all accomplished but there’s not enough hours in the day. πŸ™‚

Look forward to your comments. πŸ™‚

 

 

 

#IWSG: Setting goals and writing

 

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I won NaNo and basically don’t like a lot of what I wrote for the story. So, now it’s on to revising it to get it ready for submission. I have started working on my goals list for 2017. Recently, launched my author services on here. Please check out the page and share it with others. πŸ™‚

Will be adding more new pages in the coming weeks and months. My plan for the rest of December is to post the series of posts I’ve talked about before and to add the first part of a story that is going to be posted on here for all of my lovely followers to read. πŸ™‚

Now, onto December’s IWSG question: In terms of your writing career, where do you see yourself five years from now, and what’s your plan to get there?

I see my writing career and my business thriving whether it’s editing, being a small publisher, or both. πŸ™‚ I have already started part of that plan by launching the author services page on here and am writing or rewriting books to get them ready for publishing.

That’s it for now.

Look forward to your comments. πŸ™‚

 

 

 

#IWSG: Favorite aspect of being a writer

 

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NaNo has started and Β I’m using it to turn the short story Town Curse into a full length novel. Jumping back into that world and dealing with those characters again after a year or two is so exciting. I am hoping to have the first post of Β a few series of posts I plan to do ready to share with everyone this month as well. Enough about that let’s move on to the question posed by IWSG this month. πŸ™‚

What is your favorite aspect of being a writer?

I have to say creating the worlds and characters for my novels and short stories is my favorite aspect of being a writer. To be able to create something that someone else is interested in reading is a lot of fun.

Also, I have to say interacting with readers and followers is right behind it. I love talking with everyone and learning how excited or intrigued they are about something I’m working on.

That’s it for now.

Look forward to your comments. πŸ™‚

 

 

#IWSG: NaNo and other events

 

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Well, it’s that time of year again. NaNo is right around the corner. I plan to use it to work on and hopefully finish turning Town Curse into a full length novel that way I can edit in Dec/Jan and turn it in to the publisher in Feb/Mar. to look at. So, I will keep everyone posted. πŸ™‚

I’ve decided to start from scratch so to speak with the Vampires of New Orleans and Silvercreek Pack series. I plan to rewrite what I have on both of them. I’ll be creating new files for them and I’ll keep the old ones to use as a reference.

The epic fantasy series is coming along nicely. Will start sharing more about it and the other projects soon. πŸ™‚

Also, October is going to be busy for me as well. I’m participating in Virtual FantasyCon. I have a booth on Oct. 9th, 12th, and 13th. The event runs from Oct. 9th-16th.

So, if you’re on Facebook on any of those days. Please drop by the event and say hi.

Links for the three days I’m there:

Oct. 9th-https://www.facebook.com/events/518395788285240/

Oct. 12th-https://www.facebook.com/events/179836215756673/

Oct. 13th-https://www.facebook.com/events/334550126881544/

I’m participating in another event next week as well. I’ll post about it with a link in the next couple of days. πŸ™‚

 

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

 

 

 

 

#IWSG: Writing

 

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It’s been a busy time for me the last few months. I’ve been helping to put a blog tour together that happens at the end of this month. Putting one together is hard work but a learning experience at the same time for if I ever want to do one of my own. Which I will admit it has given me some possible ideas for the future. πŸ™‚

Writing is going good. I’ve finally put the projects in the order of what needs to be finished first due to deadlines that I have given myself. Having deadlines has made me feel more accountable and writing is getting done.

Have started working on potential ideas for next year’s A to Z challenge. This time I’m going to make sure I have all the posts written at least before April. If I can get that part of it done then the scheduling will be easy.

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