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Writing Desk Update..

April 4, 2015
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We all have a writing area of some sort. Although, some are fortunate to have a study or specified room for writing, others, like myself, have adapted part of a room. As I am presently re-reading Stephen King’s marvelous, On Writing, I thought an updated view of my writing space was in order. My initial ‘space’ was the seldom used dining room table. As you can see I have extended my dedicated space somewhat.

This first photo shows neat shelving…which soon increased with a larger unit. As well as carry-all’s for transporting books and promotional items to events and author readings.

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Inspiration wall has to be updated as well with two NaNoWriMo certificates. I just need to buy the frames and hang them up.

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One such reading was at The Bookworm in Sherwood Park. I loved the promotional poster.Mett the Author

What changes have you made to your writing space? Care to share?

A 4th Anniversary Celebration with a New Banner…

August 8, 2014
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anniversary-1x This is my blog’s 4th anniversary on WordPress so of course, I wanted to celebrate. With some help from a great friend, I have a new banner, which displays my published books (so far!).

What do you think of it?

When the next four are finished/completed/ published, I will have to re-think the banner for sure.

My blog has grown over the last four years with numerous followers and commenters and a wealth of information and fun. I love the connections I make through this medium – writers from all over the world. People I would never have the pleasure of ‘meeting’ in any other way. Proof of these connections are the number of flags I have managed to collect on my flag counter, which gives me a real kick when I see another one added. (I know I’m a kid, but it makes me happy. For example I just purchased 3 Minion soft toys to hang near my writing desk – never underestimate the power of a smile.)

My blog has developed over the years and I have maintained and updated it as my experience and body of work has increased. It is my own personal showcase in many ways and I am honored so many of you share it with me. None of us know what the future holds but I hope to continue developing this blog and connecting with more of you. Sharing our writing journey is a wonderful way to support and encourage each other.

Quotes:

Blogging is a communications mechanism handed to us by the long tail of the Internet.”  Tom Foremski

Don’t focus on having a great blog. Focus on producing a blog that’s great for your readers.”  Brian Clark

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Today’s prompt is – What quote would you devise to sum up your feelings about your blog?

 

Where Is Your NaNoWriMo Manuscript Now..?

June 23, 2014
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So it’s seven months since the frantic November writing frenzy. It’s hard to believe time has passed that quickly. We participate in NaNoWriMo for various reasons and levels of success but what happens to those fifty thousand or more words once the 30th November deadline has been met?

Where is your manuscript from that month now? Has it been discarded? Are you working on it or did you publish it?

Do you have a stack of NaNo manuscripts piled up somewhere from previous years left in limbo? Will they ever be revisited?

My NaNo manuscripts have seen a variety of outcomes.

Life in Slake Patch – speculative fiction – awaiting revision and editing.

The Twesome Loop – reincarnation romance -awaiting revision and editing.

The Rython Kingdom – published as an e-book and print book – Smashwords and Amazon.

Ockleberries to the Rescue – edited and awaiting illustrations – launch October 2014

Willow Tree Tears – cowgirl romance – in editing and revision mode.

Maybe it would be an idea to revisit past NaNo manuscripts – would you like to ‘finish’ them for publication or utilize the theme to re-write a new narrative. We should not let all those hours of creativity go to waste.

What outcomes have your NaNoWriMo exertions had? 

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