Friday, March 27, 2015

Five Year Project in Review

Last Friday of the Month

Today is the last Friday of the month, which makes it Five Year Project review time. If you feel like joining in, you can sign up here.

My goal for the five year project is to establish a world-class publishing company. I figure if you’re going to dream go big, am I right?
So, how’s it going?
I’m almost too busy to know. I’ve been working on my pieces of flash for A to Z (starts next Wednesday, hope to see you back then), and if that wasn’t enough, I signed up for Camp NaNo, and I’ve got a small four day vacation thrown in there, too. I know what you’re thinking, because I’ve been thinking it myself: I must be insane. Maybe. But at least with NaNo, it’s only a camp version and I decided to be kind to myself and only sign up for 25,000 words. I just can’t help it, NaNo is always just the right kick in the butt I need to get projects done (or started), and I couldn’t let this opportunity pass. So how is it going with the goal? I don’t know; ask me after April’s over. J

Monday, March 23, 2015

A to Z Theme Reveal

Today is reveal day for the upcoming April A to Z. No surprises here from me. I plan to do what I’ve always done: flash fiction. Last year I was getting ready to release Blackbird, so my flash had that theme in mind, but this year I don’t have a book being released, so the flash will just be random: the meanderings of my mind. I have yet to write a single one, so I’m sure I’ll be busy the rest of the week getting those ready, especially because I’m going out of town for a few days in the beginning of April. I’ll still be online, so visiting all of you won’t be a problem, but I doubt I’ll want to be hunched over the computer trying to come up with a story while I’m on vacation. Nothing ruins the relaxation like stress on a deadline.
Anyhow…are any of you participating in A to Z this year? What are your themes?
I'll be posting on Friday for the five-year project in review, and then again next Wednesday for IWSG as well as day one of A to Z. See you then!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Indie Life

Second Wednesday Each Month

Today is the second Wednesday of the month, making it Indie Life time. It’s a group that shares ideas/support for all things Indie. Feel like joining in on the discussion? Here is the link.
Come Visit in April

I’m sure April’s A to Z is nothing new to most of the readers of this blog, but since it’s right around the corner, I felt like mentioning it again.

For those of you who don’t know, A to Z in April is the bloghop of all bloghops. As I write this there are hundreds of fellow bloggers signed up, and if this year is anything like last, the final count will reach in the thousands. Basically, by signing up you’re agreeing to post every day in the month of April (except Sundays) and the posts have to correspond with a letter of the alphabet, ex: April 1st is A, 2nd is B, and so on. And since this is a hop, it’s encouraged that you visit at least five other blogs each day. It’s a great way to get to know other bloggers and gain new followers. Most bloggers have themes, but you don’t have to. I tend to write pieces of flash fiction for three reasons: 1. Shorter posts are better (With that many blogs to visit, who wants to read a long post?)  2. I like to write, and  3. I think it gives visitors to my blog a quick picture of who I am.
Feel like joining in? Click on the picture to the left for the link.
Are any of you doing A to Z? If so, do you have a theme?

Wednesday, March 4, 2015


First Wednesday of the Month
This is the first Wednesday in March, which makes it IWSG time. For those of you who are unaware, or want to join in, you can find out more here. Thanks Alex and friends for putting this on each month. I can’t begin to imagine how much work it must be.

This month (and I say thing month, because it’s very likely next month I’ll be saying the exact opposite) I’m at a good place. I’m writing for me. I’m not particularly swayed by trends, reviews of my past works, or general public opinion. I’m finally at a place where I’ve read enough and written enough that I know that while I’ll never be Ernest Hemingway, he’ll never be me, either. I still suck with commas. I still write very sparse. I still way over-think things, but that’s okay. That’s just who I am.

Who are you?