For March, my main focus is going to be on getting some writing done. For 2018 so far, it’s felt a lot like I’ve spent more time working on related things like this blog, book reviews, etc than I have doing actual writing.
Looking back at my February goals, pretty much the best I can say is that I was more successful with them than the ones I set myself in January. But, as you might remember, that was a pretty low bar to clear.
February’s games were the usual suspects;
It may seem a bit ghoulish to say I love a book that gives a fictionalised account of a real-life murder but it’s the truth. As hard as the subject matter and the characters are, there’s something I find fascinating about The Black Dahlia.
Imagine a world where murder victims are returned to life, safe at home in their beds, their bodies reset to the condition of several hours prior to death. Now imagine how that could be exploited. That’s where Tony Valdez comes in.
One of the things I consistently hear online is how supportive the writing community can be for many of us struggling through a first draft (or second or fifteenth, whichever). If, like me, you have found this to be the case then maybe you’re looking for ways to give back. Here are a few suggestions:
I’ve said before that I enjoy short stories and this collection was no exception. In fact, based on my reading, it’s probably the anthology that I’d be first to suggest to people looking for some quality short reads.
I thought I would post the opening to one of my unfinished Tales from House Valerius.
I’m carrying over the majority of last month’s goals into this month, although with one or two small tweaks.
January’s games were #AuthorConfession, #TweepWriter, #WIPjoy & #WIPTruthorDare.