Monday, August 31, 2015

Monday Motivation

Sometimes we get to the end of the weekend and enter Monday wishing for Friday to hurry up and make its appearance. So today, I'd like to offer a little something different.

Own Your Monday!

Actually, own each day of the week and make them count. But get started on your "owning" by taking Monday and impossible and gear your thoughts and actions toward Making Anything Possible.

For me, I've got a few first drafts I'd like to get completed before the end of 2015. Between two jobs and single parenting, that could seem impossible. But I'm feeling the motivation to remove that "im-"...starting today.

So in what way(s) would you like to crush impossible? What goal(s) in mind?

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Caption Wednesday

So, the last one we did was just hilarious. I really enjoyed the responses. Let's have more fun!
Here's mine: "She likes me! She really likes me!"

Now it's your turn :-)
Splash the comments with your captions!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Monday Mixer

A few things to share...just because.

1. Today marks the beginning of school for my Chipmunk. She's a sixth grader now, bottom of the food chain at her middle school. I feel she'll do well, but Mom is here if she needs anything :-)

2. Writing is happening and that makes me happy. I have a few projects going:
TCOBAS - contemporary YA romance
Ripped Ties II - YA urban fantasy dystopian, follow up to Beacon
Fable Ranger II - MG fairy tale mashup, follow up to FABLE RANGER: SUMMONS
DOBB - Rayven Godchild erotic romance, in revision stage
Possible book cover idea for TCOBAS (Source)
3. Life is getting busier. Although I am writing, it may slow a tad as I'm taking on a part-time gig. 

4. Still trying to decide if I want to love Scrivener. It's very cool having all my reference items and chapters in one place where I can click from source to source right there in the application. But it's the "change" that I have to get used to.

Here's a virtual dessert. Whether you love strawberries or chocolate, you can indulge to start your week off right. If you like both then dive into the double-enjoyment lol!
So what's the new haps in your writing or reading world? Have you tried Scrivener? Any thoughts?

Monday, August 17, 2015

Writing, Support and #RealmsFaire

Being a writer can be a solitary path, one filled with early mornings or late nights fiddling with story outlines and plots, typing said story, banging your head against nearby solid objects from frustrations, drinking a bit of bubbly to celebrate breakthroughs, and pinching yourself when you reach that phantasm of a thing called The End.

At this point, if you don't have a support system in place, it's DEFINITELY time to build one. It can be as simple as having one or two friends you can trust to provide honest feedback on your work or as complicated as a tunneling system of alpha readers, beta readers, early proofreaders, later proofreaders et al.

In addition to this, I recommend another support system. It's something I noticed debuting authors, like The Apocalypsies of 2012 and the Lucky 13's of 2013 doing. They banded together, offered helpful information and shared in the wonder of releasing their novels into the world.

I'm very blessed to be part of Untethered Realms, a small band of speculative fiction writers. There's tons of talent that I'm so lucky to be around. This year, in particular, has been a difficult year where their support has been so helpful in me keeping what bit of sanity I still have. And I had a dunce moment where I scheduled a post and left it in draft so I am making sure to share the #RealmsFaire news here. Yes, #RealmsFaire is back and things are rolling, but they can speed faster and better with YOUR help. So click here to check out more about #RealmsFaire and why YOU should hop on board this train.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Caption Wednesday

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Caption this!

Here's mine: "One second, I almost got'em straight."

Share your caption in the comments :-)

Monday, August 10, 2015

Monday Mayhem

If my Monday just had to be a mayhem kind of day, then this is what I'd love for it to be :-)

How's your Monday going?

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Happy Tuesday!

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Let there be cuteness and books and smiles and happiness!