So do you remember a while back I posted a cover release online party for a book called Custom Chaos by James Salsido? Well his book was released yesterday and he hosted an online release party where I had my first author takeover experience and it was so much fun!
My slot was 9-10pm in the UK or 4-5est time and at first because im not a published author being in with all those that have I was nervous and worried at what I would bring to the event but I didnt need to worry 😛 everyone was so friendly.
I introduced myself and my 3 wips- then over the hour I gave information on each and snippets where I got lovely feedback 🙂 time went by so quickly! I also shared my 3d printed dragon 😛
Others that joined in were Michelle Schlorb, Alizabeth Lynn, E. H. Demeter, Lyndsey Harper, Angie Grigaliuna, Author A. N. Starling, D.K. Combs and Katherine F. Scrugg
I even won two giveaways!!!
It was a great event – was lovely getting to know everyone.
Look out for James’s author interview tomorrow 🙂
Thankyou again for letting me be a part of your book launch and BIG CONGRATS
So before the new year I played a little game on facebook where I start a sentence then everyone writes something to make up a story. In italics were the responses and I finished the rest (or tried to- all raw no edit was made up as I went along)
So here it is:
He found the journal on the train…
He knew he shouldn’t, he just couldn’t resist. He snuck a peek at the first page and was shocked to find a very farty dragon who had eaten too much sausage meat over the Holidragon festivities. Nevertheless, he was determined to finish his satsuma but then a lady came and sat down opposite him so he just had to share what he’d found….
He told the lady about the Holidragon festivities and that he was surprised dragons ate sausages but the lady looked at him with a strange regard and felt uneasy in his presence.
He continued to eat his satsuma squirting juice on the pages that then revealed a hidden text at the bottom
Shocked he read the message
Imagination is the key
He again tried to share with the lady opposite but she put in her headphones looking out the window so he tried to share it with the man next to him- the man did not believe him and took the book to see for himself only to pass it back saying that the pages were blank……
Have to say it was alot of fun and the people that joined in I hope had fun too! Will do more of these in the future.
Have you done anything similar? What should the next prompt be? 🙂
So xmas has been and gone, presents all unwrapped, food enjoyed and where the year is nearly over people all over start reflecting. I for one have also reflected on this year and I have done many things such as:
- Giving birth to Will
- Passing level 2 BSL
- Reopening this blog
- Made an fb page
- Participated in my first NanoWriMo
- Started a new story
So next year I have put my wishes into catagorys and for writing my list is:
- Finish at least one story (first draft)
- More author interviews
- Read more genres
The others are things such as:
- Move house
- Get married (Aug 1st)
- Pass level 3 BSL
- Go for some runs
- Try other crafts
That is only a glimpse :p its a long list lol
Busy times but want to make more time for writing and to be more organised with blog and fb posts 🙂 but in reality I can only try…..
I will start sorting out the layout of this blog and maybe merge the two blogs?? What do you think?
This year has been great overall and im very happy that I reopened this blog after a 3 year break 🙂 I cannot believe how fast it has also gone! This time last year I got engaged and announcing that we were expecting- now he is nearly 6 months old!! (Currently having sleepy cuddle while I type this- and Jess is taking many pictures on her new camera) I have also “met” some lovely new bloggers/authors and fb buddies 🙂
So how was 2016 for you? What do you want for 2017?
So December is now here and it means the end of this years nano! My 1st and cant wait to do it again and see if I can beat this years word count (dreadful due to many things happening that month) my total was 5,349 but better than 0! It has got me writing again and met lovely people and participated in sprints 🙂 was alot of fun.
Here is a snippet from the nano attempt- let me know what you think (raw and unedited):
“So what got you into dragon keeping- you’re a natural I must add as Spartus doesn’t usually take kindly to new people” she smiled
She was genuinely interested as most don’t stay long at the job or even apply at all- they are very few and far between- the last guy sadly died as he got caught in a fight between two dragons and was set alight- the burnt smell of flesh took weeks to go.
She waited for his response and could sense he was wrestling a thought or two and decided that maybe she pushed the boundary
“Sorry I should not have asked” she said quietly
Now I can focus on the other WIPS as well as the nano one as I like mutlitasking and cannot really focus on one thing only 😛
How was your nano? Did you win? How far did you get?
Thanks for reading!
So im now only writing when I can – I am happy to say im over 5k in the novel- something if I didnt participate it would have taken longer to reach 🙂
I am writing everyday as started the 30 day gratitude challenge and writing in my journal 🙂 this week Jess had fever/ear infection and I too was unwell so that was all I could manage 😦
I have decided to combine both blogs into one facebook page to make it easier to update- thinking of also combining the blogs…..
Anyway quick update from me- Will at somepoint this week put up a snippet from nano 😛
Lets see if this last week I can get near to 10k?????
So I have fallen behind on word count and know I wont catchup but I will keep going and see how far I get 🙂 It has helped me concentrate on writing more and helped me connect with others so I am glad I have joined in 🙂
Im near 5,000 words 😛 find it hard to fit in time while doing lots of other things and dont want to get overwhelmed with it again so im not going to pressure myself or will loose the wanting to write feeling (and it took 3yrs to get it back!)
My fiancee 3d printed me a mini dragon- and it helps me to write as I look at him and think ahh I should write something 🙂 Spartus is now my good luck charm 😛 Cute isnt he?
Anyway im happy with where the story is going and the progress im making- maybe next year will “win” nano on the word count but have “won” in other ways 🙂
This picture sums up how I feel today though!
How is your nano coming along?
So already a week has passed! I have not wrote anything new for few days as life got in the way -so now im not sure if I will hit the word count but its the taking part and actually writing that counts 🙂 I have written 3,353 words so far of my WIP2 🙂 Its getting the time to write (mainly naps or evenings but then im revising BSL linguistics- so all multitasking here!) and thinking of what to write as had what I think was (and could still be) writers block! Have a blank page but not sure how to get it all down! Thinking I should of planned more but then the story goes somewhere I didnt expect it to go so not sure if it would have helped….
I am loving all the group participation and events (daily sprints etc) and just the atmosphere of it all is helping me 🙂 Also seeing others how they are getting on with it is nice to see and gets me motivated (kinda!)
So quick update from me 🙂 So in the words of Dory:
How is your nano going if you are joining in?
Its November! Its here – Nano has arrived!
Was up alot last night with William bless as he is teething badly atm but I did see it in with nanoessex online group (once he was asleep but I was wide awake)
Feel like a zombie but I have hit the target for today 😀 happy days! Done it all while he was napping on me hehe
Happy I am finally doing this as been wanting to join in for years (facebook timehop 4 years ago showed me this saying next year will join in :P) Well 4 years later and 1st day done!
How is your nano going if you are participating?
Many thanks for reading