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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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#IWSG: Edits, Revisions, and Writing

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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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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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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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