Maybe in July?

Hiya guys!
So, in my last post I was super excited about starting Camp NaNoWriMo…
Ten days later, and I haven’t written anther word since that first day.
*facepalm*
The luck in my schedule seems to go in waves, and at the moment, I just don’t have any lucky mojo going. Between other projects popping up taking time I don’t have to spare, and some family issues that have to be resolved this month (of course) I doubt I’ll improve my word count much beyond today.
I’m so bummed!!!
Maybe I’ll get to do the one in July?
 

Camp NaNo Starts Today!

Hiya guys! Happy April! Can you believe how fast 2017 is going? I can’t! April is always my fun-month though, because my it’s my birthday month! =D

 

 

I’m excited for this month for another reason though, as if birthday fun wasn’t enough. It’s also the first of the two Camp NaNo writing sprints! I’m super excited!

 

 

I’m going to shoot for getting this manuscript finished before the month ends, or at least most of the way done. Once I do that, I should have that published this Summer! Whoot!

 

 

Let me know if you guys are joining in, and if you are, good luck! =D

 

 

Wish me luck!

 

 

 

Claim Your Freebies!!

Hiya peeps! Hope you’re having an awesome weekend so far! Any fun plans?

The guys finished up a VW Baja project they’ve been working on for a while, and I got their YouTube channel set up! Phew! Lots of work, man, lemme tell ya.

What I’m super excited about though, is finding & figuring out Instafreebie! I’ve been wanting a way to share my books with people, and I can’t believe it took me a year to figure it out!

I uploaded Desi Pere first – since it’s free everywhere anyway, why not?! I want to be able to give that one away, which was the main reason for setting it as free in the first place.

What I really wanted a free distribution system for, though, was Being Brooke’s B.F.F. I want to set that as free on Amazon as well, but I don’t have it up anywhere else yet. Once I finish the ePub edition of it, I can upload it to the Nook publishing site. They are just such a pain!

Til I get it uploaded there and set to free on Barnes & Noble, I can’t price match on Amazon, which is the only way to have it set as free for Kindle readers. I have it available for KU, so some people could get it for free (several already have), but still, it’s not the best option. #frustrating

With how busy I’ve been, it’s been on the back-burner. The problem is, though, that I can’t give it away, or have it set to free!

Enter, Instafreebie!!

I actually already had someone claim a copy of Being Brooke’s B.F.F. and two people claim copies of Desi Pere, and it’s been up for less than a day! I also haven’t shared it yet, either (this is my sharing post, lol) so I don’t know who grabbed a copies, but thank you! I hope you looooove them! =D

If you’d like to pick up a free copy of either book, please click the cover below, and it’ll take you to that book’s freebie claim page!

 Desi Pere  Being Brooke's B.F.F.

Thanks a bunch, and be sure to let me know not only if you claimed a copy, but if you’ve used Instafreebie!

I’m so excited right now, omg. I need chocolate or something.

Camp NaNoWriMo?

Hiya peeps! Happy Saturday! Hopefully you’re having a wonderful weekend so far. =)

So, how many of you have heard of Camp NaNoWriMo? I hadn’t until last November, with the better known NaNoWriMo competition. Apparently, the same group also hosts writing events in April and July, known as Camp NaNo! Being a fan of this type of event/group, I’m joining in this year.

It’s basically the same thing as the November competition except you can set your own word count! They have it set as “anywhere from 30 to 999,999 words, hours, lines, or pages” for each writer. So if you don’t want to write something as long as 50K words, you can set it shorter. If you want something longer, you can set the goal as high as you want, and write to your heart’s content!

It’s also cool, because they place you in “tents” with several other writers, and it forms a kind of short-term writers group! It’s a neat idea, and it seems like it’ll be fun.

Check it out – registration is still open, and it starts in April! If you want to do it in a few months, you can participate in the July event, with all the same perks!

I’m going to be working on the book I already started, and not actually enter it at the end, since it was started before hand. I’ve found though, that the short-term goals provided in the competition setting really help me focus, and get a book pumped out quicker.

So, I’m still working on that one I mentioned in my last post, and can’t wait to see how it turns out! Hopefully I’ll actually be able to get it done. O.O

Wish me luck, and if you join in for Camp NaNo, let me know in the comments below! =D

I’ve Started Another Book!

Hiya guys! It’s another Monday – oh my! Any fun plans for this week?

I’ve got exciting news, and I can’t believe I’ve waited this long to share it!

I’ve started a new book!

Whoot!!!

It feels soooo good to be back into a writing groove again. I missed it so much, and with life getting stressful again, I definitely need an outlet.

The book I’m working on now, is one I started several years ago. It is an idea I came up with probably five or six years ago, and actually wrote the first two chapters about three years ago. I let it drop though, needing to focus on some family issues. When I started writing again, it was for NaNoWriMo ’14, and that resulted in Desi Pere, which turned into the Swirling Secrets series. Still can’t believe I’ve got four books published. O.O

Well, I’m not nearly done writing yet! This book is going to be awesome! It’s a young adult paranormal fantasy, instead of an urban fantasy like my last series. It will most likely have a sequel, although I’m honestly not sure yet.

I’m a little over 10K words into it so far, and I have no idea how long it will be. I’ll be sure to keep you guys updated, and will most likely need some help picking a title, so keep an eye out for that post!

Wish me luck, y’all!

Feb Update!

Hiya peeps! Good grief! What happened to January? Feels like it was only a week long. =P

Anywho, I wanted to write a quick post to update what’s been going on with my writing. Nothing major or Earth-shattering, I promise.

Really, the biggest update is I’ve had a difficult time getting back into writing. As always, my life seems to act like a roller coaster, with fluctuating highs and lows. In the lows, I have far more time and energy to write, and I generally pump out a book. In the highs, there is more going on, and I have far more things to focus on, besides writing. It really is a luxury at times, to be able to write.

At the moment, this year has started out on quite the high, and I’m not sure when there will be a break for me to fit in some writing. Lots of great things, with growth in several other areas, which is awesome!

I will keep writing though! I’m definitely going to be getting back to my books soon, once my other projects settle down a bit more. I’m still deciding between two manuscripts I have prepped. I just can’t seem to choose between them! They’re both so good, and would each be fun! Almost want to write them simultaneously…

I’m sure once I focus on writing again, and have time to bring it to the front burners, I’ll be able to pick one. Hopefully. Maybe?

Anyway, hope you’re all doing great, finding awesome books to read, and if you’re a writer, I hope your writing is going better than mine! =D

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to subscribe if you haven’t already, so you can be notified when I post again – hopefully with more exciting news than today! =)

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New Year…Now What?

Hiya guys! Hope your year is starting out well. Can you believe it’s 2017? Most people simply seem to be glad 2016 is over, but it wasn’t bad for me. So really, this year will be a regular year, no special “we made it” feeling.

I’ve spent the past week pondering this year, and last. It’s a ritual I do each time a new year begins – I analyze where I’m at now, versus where I was the previous year, five years, ten years, etc. It helps me grow, and figure out where I’m going from here.

Each year, it seems as though I get further from achieving goals I set, and yet, I set more goals. It’s all part of the process of life, I suppose, but it’s sometimes frustrating this time of year, with so many people talking about goal setting and resolutions.

This year, though, I’m going to do something different. I’m not going to make a resolution list, because really, I never stick to them. I want to, but it never happens. Best laid plans, and all that.

What I will do, though, is admit to some goals I am going to put more effort into making happen, while also admitting they may not, and that’s alright.

So, this is my “I’m working on it” list for 2017, as it pertains to the book world, and this blog.

1) I miss reading. I want to read more. In years when my reading game is strong, I’ve read in excess of 500 books. When it’s a poor reading year, I’m lucky to read one. Since I have no idea of whether this year will allow much spare time for reading, I’m going to set what seems to be a realistic idea for a goal. One book a week, with an overall hope of reading 50 books this year. Fingers crossed!

2) Picking up my YouTube channel for this blog. I need to get back into it, and keep it going.

3) Get back into blogging more, and get better at it. I’ve already committed to my review blog again, and decided to stick with it. That being decided, I need to work on some things to make it pop. Going to be working on that.

4) Connect with more readers. I used to have a good set of bookish friends. Granted, Shelfari going down early last year is a major part of those connections dwindling, but still. Not a good enough reason. I want to make more connections again, and be more active in the book community in general.

Four areas to work on, and each seems realistic. We’ll see how it goes!

What are some of the goals you have for this year? Are you setting any resolutions? Let me know in the comments below!

Thanks for visiting! =D

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