Wednesday, September 19, 2018 | By: Angela Brown

Will There Be A Fable Ranger II?

It has been a while since I discussed anything writing related. You've all been wonderful, helpful, and encouraging regarding my need to step back and take time to deal with some things that needed to be dealt with.

In truth, I have long felt like that poor little bugger trapped in that bird's mouth below. That bird represents Chop-Shop-Grill-You-Up-And-Spit-You-Out-Time-In-Life.

In truth, I'm not all of the way out of the beak, but I've got some good news...

There's reason to celebrate! Grab your cupcake and join me in this wonderful joy-filled moment.


Fable Ranger, Summons, was picked up by Dingbat Publishing and this same house has decided to show continued faith (THANK YOU!) by taking on FABLE RANGER II.
*cue the Kool and the Gang's "Celebration"*

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 | By: Angela Brown

Not Always a Race

StoryBlocks
Look at that dog.

The brilliance of the sun highlighting its beautiful blond fur, legs stretched out in the height of excitement, running to return that ball in its mouth.

I am not that dog.

There was a time I thought I had to be. I didn't realize that was my mindset at the time. Hindsight being 20/20 and all that.

It wasn't until I stepped back, and I mean stepped back far enough there was a question in my own mind as to whether or not I would write again, did I see that I had given myself over to things I'd claimed I didn't want:


  • Comparing myself to other writers
  • Belittling my own success because it wasn't the same as others
  • Wondering what I'd done wrong
  • Wondering why I couldn't seem to do anything right to garner a growing readership despite so many people telling me they loved my stories
  • Wondering why I couldn't seem to pump out a new novella every single month or a new novel every 3 months to feed the reading frenzy


I realize whole-heartedly that being sucessful in this writing gig requires more than some storytelling, although it's the storytelling I wish I could just focus on. It's just that, well, in the midst of trying to turn this hobby into a business and this business into my full-time thing, I allowed it to become yet another rat race, or dog race, and nearly tossed the storytelling aside.

I give mad props to the authors who can push out that new novella every month or that new novel every three months. That takes a lot of work. The success you have as a result of that is commendable.

Where are you at in this journey - not always a race - that is your writing life?

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 | By: Angela Brown
Monday, July 23, 2018 | By: Angela Brown

Change

There is a saying that the one constant in life is change. But what does change look like? Is it defined in some way beyond what Merriam-Webster defines as change? I find that I am falling into the intransitive verb version, much like the moon: to pass from one phase to another.

What do you think of when you think of change?

And what did you see or think of when you first saw the above picture?

I'd love to know so feel free to share in the comments below :-)