This year has been an interesting one. It’s hard to believe it’s October and will be over in a few short months! After a very unproductive mid-year slump, where I barely wrote any fiction from May until mid-September, I am finally back into the writing saddle. It feels good, I tells ya! While I am… Continue reading September Reflections
I’ve set myself a Writing Challenge: Finish my WIP before we fly out to Canada… which is in 6 days! I’ve really dropped the ball on my writing the past couple of months. May and June were utterly pathetic when it came to word counts. May was only 256, and June wasn’t much better at… Continue reading Writing Challenge: Finish the WIP before we go to Canada (in 6 days).
Okay, it’s official. This year is going too fast! How can we already be in March?! Autumn officially started here today, although you wouldn’t know it from the forecast. The week is all 30+ degrees (86+ Fahrenheit), beautifully sunny, and feeling very summery! We had a slow start to the summer, so hopefully the warm… Continue reading February Reflections
Well! That went quickly! We’re already 1/12th done with 2017! So far, my writing/publishing year has gotten off to a reasonable start. I won’t get the official figures until mid-month, but at the moment, I’m pretty sure I’ve sold ~42 copies of my books, and made about $70. That’s pretty good for me lately! I’ll… Continue reading January Reflection
Ah, The Future. Such a glorious concept, full to brimming of possibilities. As we get older, those possibilities seem to shrink (for some), but for others they grow. As you get older, the idea of changing career, especially if it’s to a career that requires 5-10 years training (like a doctor or an architect) can… Continue reading The Future.
For me, and I suspect for many other writers, keeping focus when working on a story is very important. It’s hard to walk away mid-story and then just pick it back up a week or two later and expect to dive back in. It takes time to reacquaint yourself with the characters, the plot, the… Continue reading Week #6 Check-in; or the importance of keeping focus
Well, we’re almost at the end of 2015. I’m still not entirely sure how that crept up on me so fast! 2015 has been a solid year for me. Not bad at all, but not super fantastic either. Just very busy… Or maybe that was only the second half of the year.. Some achievements for the… Continue reading End of the year!
I’ve been thinking a lot about frugality and simplicity lately. It’s no secret that I love the idea of financial independence and freedom, and not having to work in 9-5 drudgery making someone else rich. (Teaching is not making someone else rich financially, it’s just completely emotionally and mentally draining!). Life is short, and the… Continue reading Frugality and Simplicity: Some thoughts
It’s almost the end of the year, so probably timely that I do a goals/reflection post. It’s pretty safe to say that I did not achieve my writing related goals in 2014. I haven’t published any new material (it’s close, but not quite ready, and won’t be out before year-end) and I haven’t written nearly… Continue reading Reflection on 2014 and Goals for 2015
I have a Release Date (December 10th). I have an editor booked (October 30th). I have most of it plotted out. Now I just need to finish writing the damn thing. Current word count is at 4534. The previous novella in the series came in at 20,000 words. I’m thinking this one will be more… Continue reading Writing in “Public” experiment