Since it seems to be flu season once again, I thought I’d try talking about ways to keep working, even when you feel like crap.
I’ve been attending a lot more local author events lately. If you happen to follow any of my other social media platforms, you may have noticed this.
Unless you’re starting from the beginning of time, or at least the beginning of your world’s time, there will always be events that happened before your story begins. Some of these might influence the way the story develops, some might just be a passing reference in conversation. Some you might have come up with just because it sounded interesting and you’ve yet to do anything more with it.
I think I want to keep my goals for January simple & straight-forward; my way of easing myself into the new year. A lot of this month will be focused on planning and preparing for the rest of the year but I do still intend to get some writing done.
Without dwelling on the failures of 2017, I’m trying to make my 2018 goals reflective of what I learned from last year, not just what I ideally want to accomplish.
December’s games were #AuthorConfession, #DecWIP, #Espressoyourself, #JLbooklove, #TweepWriter and #WIPTruthorDare.
A lot of things that I wanted to get done this past year didn’t work out. I could go on about what I think my failings were, but I won’t. Not that I don’t think there’s value in acknowledging my mistakes, quite the opposite, but dwelling on them doesn’t do me too much good either. I’d rather close out the year and move into the new one on a more positive note.
I ran into a bit of a roadblock when it came to working on my goals for December.
Nona is about to be hanged as a killer when Abbess Glass intervenes, taking the nine-year-old girl away from prison to the comparative safety of the Convent of Sweet Mercy. As she is trained in the use of her gifts, Nona struggles to adapt to her new way of life, even as others plot to see her dead.
So, we’ve only got a week to go before Christmas lands and, as often happens, I’m having mixed feelings about… Read more Christmas Plans