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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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#IWSG: Edits, Revisions, and Writing

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

It’s been interesting going through the edits and revisions for Raven’s Fate. I seem to get new ideas for twists to the story every time I pick it up to work on it. I also got several covers over the weekend. One of which is going to be the cover for Raven’s Fate. I received a new logo as well over the last couple of days. Thank you to Saruuh at LSKDesigns for my new logo.

IWSG Question:

If you could pick one place in the world to sit and write your next story, where would it be and why?

That’s a hard question to answer. There are a few locations I can think of that I would love to visit and write my next book. One of those locations is New Zealand. As a fan of The Lord of the Rings I fell in love with the place when I saw the behind the scenes footage after watching the movies. Also, to be able to tour the movie set(s) and locations would be great to do. Another place would be Scotland or Ireland. Once again because of the landscapes and histories of those two countries.

In the United States, it would be New Orleans or Savannah. Both cities have a supernatural history that I would love to explore and learn more about.

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

 

 

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#IWSG: Vacation and Writing

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

Hi everyone,

I almost forgot about posting today. I just got back from a well earned vacation. I didn’t get a lot of writing done while on vacation other than to start a list of things I want to change about Raven’s Fate. Other than I just relaxed, read, and spent time with my family. I’m done with school. Just waiting for them to confer everything. Raven’s Fate is in the 2nd round of edits/revisions. I’ve also ordered a print copy to use for editing/revision purposes. My goal is to begin putting a call out for beta readers by the 1st of September. So, be on the lookout for a post about that.

Also, revising outlines, timelines, and other pre-writing things for my four other planned series as well as the one Raven’s Fate will belong to. I’m re-reading some of the older stories like the vampire and shape shifters series I started a few years ago and deciding if I want to revamp them and continue their stories. I most likely will but we will see.

 

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

 

 

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#IWSG: Camp NaNo and Other Updates

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

Raven’s Fate is the new title for the story and it is moving along nicely. I love the changes I’m making to it. I’m participating in Camp NaNo and using it to finish the edits/revisions to the story so I can get my thesis turned in before the deadline.

I’m auditing a class on Tolkien this summer which has been so much fun and attended virtually a conference at the end of June called Mythmoot which is held every year and brings together people who love Tolkien and fantasy to hear panels on topics like dragons and even gaming.

I start an online class in August that is about video game writing. I’ve always wanted to write for video games so this is going to be a fun class for me.

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

 

 

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#IWSG: Summer Plans for Writing

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

I can’t believe it’s June already. It’s been a great start to the month so far. I’m working on the edits/revisions for my thesis project. I like the new direction the story has taken and the changes I’ve made. I’ve also began to create outlines for the second and third book of the series. Have been jotting down notes on the other stories and new ideas as well.

I’m excited as well. This is my last term of the MFA program. I’m slated to graduate in August. This summer is going to be crazy busy with the assignments I have to do and finishing up the thesis project.

As you have noticed I’ve been changing and adding to the site over the last few weeks or so. I plan to set up a schedule for posting new content and updating the pages each month. I hope you like the changes. That’s it for now.

Look forward to your comments. 🙂

 

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#IWSG: Writing and Changes

 

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

Edits and revisions are back on track. Had to get away from the story for a little while. As you may have noticed there have been some changes happening on here in the last few weeks as well. I’ve decided to just stick to my real name for writing both freelance and creative. I’ll be closing the Jordyn Elliot site today. Although I will keep the name on the list for the future if I decide to use a pen name.

It was  a decision that was made after talking with a few friends in the industry and voicing my concerns about keeping up with both while trying to build their audiences. So, with that said be ready for new and fun things to be posted on a more regular basis.

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

 

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#IWSG: Edits/revisions and more

 

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

Things are moving along on the edits/revisions for the story. It is going through some major changes and I’m happy with them. It is heading in a different direction from the original plot which is interesting. The story is turning into a brand new one. I love it.

The classes I’m taking this term are great. I’m learning a lot about content writing and setting up a business. Getting some ideas for changes/directions I want to this site and my pen name site to take. They are fun changes/directions that I think everyone will like. The changes/directions will be rolled out over a period of time and not all at once. Everything is in the planning stages right now. Will keep everyone updated.

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

 

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#IWSG: Writing and Camp NaNo

 

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

March is here and the edits/revisions are going great. It looks like I’ll be adding more to the word count and am making a lot of changes to it including title and main character. Classes start next week and I’m looking forward to them. They are about the business of writing and content and copy writing.

I can’t decide if I want to participate in the A to Z challenge or Camp NaNo. The A to Z challenge is a little more time consuming so I might sit out again this year. Camp NaNo is easier because I can set up the word count I want to achieve and I have a story I want to get started on while I do edits/revisions and assignments for class and look for teaching jobs.

The site is going to be going through some changes soon with a few new pages and other things.

Look forward to your comments. 🙂

 

 

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