Stress and Writing

Wow it is hard to believe it’s another month already. Let alone the fact that it is my birthday month. Yeah this girl is an October baby. My birthday actually falls on Oct. 20th, just a 11 miss of Halloween. Did I mention that Halloween is my favorite holiday of all time.

You will have to forgive me on my typos and grammar issues this time around. I am at my job writing this post without the aide of my trust prowritersaide software. This last month has had a long of changes for this girl. If you haven’t figure it out then let me spell it out. Yeah, this stay-at-home mom got a job. It is just part-time for now, not sure when I will get up the nerve to go full time. If things work out though I am hoping to work a day job part-time and make the rest of my money I need from writing itself.

You’re probably tired of me drowning on about everyday stuff. So, lets get down to my writing. It has been dwindling down to nothing lately. I accomplished getting “A Forbidden Friendship” out this last month and got 1k written in the next story. But with everything going on I haven’t found time to write as much as I would like too. I’m hoping to get the final story of my Tales of Ferres series down before the end of the month. It is just up in the air for now with my schedule and the kids being ornerier than hell.

Just recently I signed up for an anthology for Historical Fantasy. I was thinking of doing a story around Pearl Harbor and Supernatural beings. I don’t know what the story is going to be about yet but I have till February to get it written. It isn’t that back since it is only suppose to be a 10k story. So, wish me luck.

Do you like my ramblings when I do my monthly update or are there specific things you would like me to address? Let me know in the comments below.

Projects, a New Job, and Hassles

September just started and I am going crazy with trying to keep up with everything. To help make things even worse, I start a part-time job yesterday. The job is pretty easy to do, but the training is so boring. I wanted to kill myself yesterday—the clock just moved so slow. Either than that it was nice to get away from the screaming kids for a few hours. I plan to only work short hours during the week and every other weekend. Still that takes a lot of time away from design projects and my writing.

Things have been going slowly on the writing front. I started writing the final story in my Tales of Ferrês series. I got about 1k into it then found myself stuck for over two weeks. Nothing I did made me want to finish it. So, the day before yesterday I decided to re-write the entire story from scratch. This seemed to do the trick because I could make some headway into it finally. I am hoping if time permits I will complete half of it tomorrow since I have the day off. But, that depends on if the boys let me work on the computer or not. They have been getting pretty naughty lately, so that leaves that up in the air.

If I don’t get the story to where I want it tomorrow I gave myself two weeks to write it. Then will come the fun part—editing. Right now my editor is in her busy time with her other job. So, it will be a work in process to get this one done on time. I am thinking of having it release at the end of October. Then release the bundle book in November. I will be glad when this project is done and out of the way. I am excited about getting started on my other books for next year.

**Cough…Cough** Changing the subject, I have been working on a 30 step process to writing a novel, created by Renee Scattergood. It is taking longer than I thought to get through all the steps so I can get to the writing part. I did this process with my WIP, ‘Gargoyle Sighted’. This is the book I have been releasing by the chapter each month to my Dragon Ryder VIP Members. Since this process is changing a lot, this month I will miss the deadline and double up in November. I plan to write this entire series before I start on my next book series. Hoping this process works to kick out series faster.

If you can’t tell my month will be busy with the addition of having a normal day job. So wish me luck and hopefully next month I will have good news for everyone on my writing projects.

Till next time.

~K.M. Jenkins

Flipped, Flopped, and a New Path

Okay this year needs to slow down. It seems like every time I turn around it’s a new month. How am I supposed to get anything done with time going by so fast? Let alone finish my goals for each month. But, anyway enough whining around your probably wondering what I have been up too?

This last month I decided once again to change my writing schedule and release dates around. Next year I won’t have as many book series starting up like I originally planned. I decided to focus on the main ones and get those out along with a few minor projects in the mix.

What series will I be working on?

The main series I will start publishing in the new year will be my Demonic Embrace series. I still plan to release the prequel book, Path to Redemption sometime this late winter. Then I plan to work on this series for the next year and a half. Along with this project I will work on my Vortex Series. This series won’t get released till after I release the final chapter to my Dragon Ryder VIP Readers members. They get a new chapter each month so book 1 will come out after I release the last chapter to them. I am thinking book 1 should be out in 2021 by the latest. If it takes too long, I will release over one chapter at a time to my members.

Along with these projects I still plan to do my horror story collection and might throw in another short story collection from the world of Tarzinëa. This will depend a lot on my time management skills. I do know one thing I will release the stories together in book format next time around. Tales of Ferrês is taking far too long to get out, and it is pricey doing a cover for each individual story.

Last month I don’t remember if I told you I took part in Camp NaNoWriMo. My goal was supposed to be 20k, I ended up only around 5k. I really did a bad job this last month hitting my goals. The boys and their 2-year-old mood swings were a major obstacle. I had to figure out ways to write, and it wasn’t working all too well. I’m hoping to get back on track this next month. I have several projects I need to get done before the end of August and I hope I can get them done.

What are your goals for August? What kind of obstacles do you think you’ll face in getting them done? I know I have plenty that come to my mind just thinking about it. I hope everyone has a wonderful August. I’ll let you know what is new or accomplished next month.

Half the year is gone…

Hard to believe the 4th of July was just yesterday. I spent the day with the kids over at my sister’s house. Her and her husband were doing an all day barbecue for the family and some close friends. The boys got to jump in the kitty pool and scream their heads off with my youngest niece, Hope. They had a blast. I would have to say my favorite part about the day, as everyone would expect, were the fireworks. It is always fun looking up into the sky and watching the lights dance among the stars. What did you do for the 4th? Do you even celebrate this wonderful holiday? Share your comments below. Now for my writing update. I finished Bonds of Betrayal and got the promotional page up on Facebook for release day. You can check it out here. I have a large line-up of YA, Fantasy, and Speculative Fiction authors to do takeovers all day long. They will talk about their own books and there will most likely have giveaways for free books and swag. Check out the page here. Besides Bonds of Betrayal, I finished writing the next story, A Forbidden Friendship. I got that sent over to my editor Allison just last week. When I wasn’t working on the Tales of Ferrês series, I was writing in my Vortex Series book, Gargoyle Sighted. I managed to get another two chapters written and sent over to Allison so that is a good headway to start. I was looking back at my writing the last few months and can’t believe I wrote over 30k. It’s hard to believe what you can accomplish when you set your mind to something.

GOALS FOR JULY

It time for the second Camp NaNoWriMo of the year. Once again I have a 20k word goal to reach before the final day of the month. What am I going to work on? The first project is to write, A Powerful Rivalry, story #10 in my Tales of Ferrês series. Then I plan to write a few more chapters probably around 2 or 3 in Gargoyle Sighted. After that the plan is to work on the bonus story for the bundle book and do rewrites in several of my published Tales of Ferrês stories. The last project is to write several blog posts for you all to enjoy over the next several months. Sounds like a lot to work on but it will be doable. Wish me luck and look forward to seeing you next month. ~K.M.

1 Down-Way More to Go!

I can’t believe May is gone already. Actually, if I am thinking about it I was saying the same thing about April. This year is going by so fast and I have so many projects in the works. I will do a breakdown here soon. But, first I want to share what I accomplished this month.

Back at the beginning of the year I made a goal to write 20k a month. Then decided that was still too steep for me so I adjusted it to 10k a month. So far, I have only accomplished it in April thanks to Camp NaNo. Now I am happy to say I can add May to my list of months where I completed my goal. My word count for May is over 12k. I was hoping to hit 15k, but family and design projects got in the way. I am just extremely ecstatic about accomplishing it for this month and can’t wait to see if I can do it again in June. I will keep you updated.

As for my projects I finally put the final touches on Bonds of Betrayal. I have shipped it off to my editor and now I just sit back and wait. I finished chapter 3 in my Vortex Book and sent that out to all my members of my Dragon Ryder VIP Readers List. Now I have to work on getting chapter 4 done for June 25th. After I accomplish that project I plan to work on A Forbidden Friendship. The 9th installment into my Tales of Ferrês series. Right now that is what my month of June has for projects. Now lets talk about what I have planned for after the Tales of Ferrês is complete.

At the beginning of 2020 I plan to release book-length works. The first planned is my Path to Redemption book. It is a prequel to my Demonic Embrace series. Then I will release Cyber Fated a PNR book geared towards the New Adult crowd. After that I plan to release my first collection of horror stories around Halloween. Finally, my last project of the year will release the first book in my Legacy of the Silver Ryder series, Tarzinëa: Rise of the Varrin. If that isn’t enough I plan to write in an anthology as well.

My writing schedule is about to blow up big time. I plan to keep everyone updated and don’t forget to check in when I do my Worlds Beyond feature here on my blog. In this monthly feature I plan to do showcases from the worlds I am creating.

Hopefully, I am not biting off more than I can chew but here is too trying. Till next month I hope you all have a wonderful June.

~ K.M.

What’s to Come…

It has been a few crazy weeks for this girl. Between the design projects, organizing, getting ready for four takeover events and dealing with the kids, it has been hectic. This next month I plan to make changes and get back to writing on my blog. Right now with all the crazy going on I will publish two posts a month.

The first post will feature a normal update with life, writing and my design work. This post will also contain information about my works in progress. I will talk about where I am at in the project, provide teasers, or discuss situations I am struggling with. It will depend a lot on what is going on with that project when writing my post.

The second post each month will be different. I am calling this feature, Worlds Beyond. What is this all about? Well, it is a fun way for me to introduce you to my works in progress. I will discuss anything and everything about the world I am creating. There could be character features, where the character comes in and talks to you. Another, fun post is the world building features. I will do break downs about the world and the different places within it. Creatures will be another fun feature that will get mixed into the works. Overall, the Worlds Beyond feature is to showcase the worlds and beings within it to you my readers. You will have to wait and see what I have in store for you.

Now that you know my blog schedule I plan to spend the next bit talking about my works in progress. Right now I am working hard on two projects. The first is my Tales of Ferrês series. I just released story #7 as of March 31st. This means I have four more stories to write, edit and complete to finish the series. Once these stories are done and released, I then will write another story as a bonus to include in the bundle book. I am hoping to have this project completed before August.

My other project is my Vortex Series: Book 1 (doesn’t have a title yet). On March 25th I released the first chapter to the members of my Dragon Ryder VIP Readers List. What do you mean released a chapter? Well, I decided with this project that I would release it in a rough form with basic edits to my members. They then will get to see the story unfold over the next several months chapter by chapter. Once this project is completed I plan to do a comprehensive edit, send it out to betas and complete it. As I dot the I’s and cross the T’s, I will then put the final touches on this project and release it to the public. All members of my Dragon Ryder VIP Readers List at time of publication will get a free e-copy. Now comes the question you have been waiting for. Are you a member? If not, you can become a member of my Dragon Ryder VIP Readers List by clicking the image below.

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This month I am participating in Camp NaNo, so I hope to put a dent in some of these works in progress. Wish me luck and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

~ K.M. Jenkins

Life, Books, & Updates

Time has gone by fast since the last time I posted here on my blog. There are several reasons I have neglected to keep everyone up to date on what has been going on these last several months.

The holidays, life with twins, writing, and events have taken their toll on my ability to keep everything up to date. I plan to get back into posting on my blog here, soon. Not sure yet if I will keep things the way I originally had it, but will at least attempt to post several times a month.

You’re probably wondering what’s knew. The last several months my kids have grown bigger and more destructive. They literally tear the cushions off the couch now. Now they are destroying the place I have limited time in front of the computer. I try to do something each day even if it kills me.

As for my writing, I took a break with my release schedule. Originally, I was releasing a story a month with my Tales of Ferrês series. However, I ended up getting burned out. So, when February rolled around I took a break in between releases. This decision was because of facing a bad case of the writer’s block. After a few weeks of reading books and relaxing I could get out of my funk.

I now am working towards releasing the seventh story in the series. I schedule it for release on March 31st. I have an event planned for it and everything. However, the cover reveal comes first. If you would like to join the cover reveal party instead of waiting for me to post it here on my blog, please stop by here.

My main goal for my writing is to finish up the Tales of Ferrês series and bundle them all into a book. Should have this done by June I believe **says without checking the calendar**. Once this series is done I plan to work on my first books in several other series. One is an ongoing release like the Tales of Ferrês, but is structured differently.

The new project I am talking about is my Vortex Series. I will release book one to members of my Dragon Ryder VIP Reader List chapter by chapter. This means they get a chapter a month. Then when the book is done it will get bundled together. Even bigger is all members will receive a free ebook copy of this book. It will also get released to the masses too and get put into print format. I will do a post here soon about the story itself and then you can decide if you want to become a member or not.

Either than all these new projects, kids growing up, and life things are still busy. Things are still very much the same and hope you can forgive me for my lack of attention to the blog. Heres to next time.

-K.M.

 

#WIP Monday – NaNo Project Updates

It’s another Monday and you know what that means :). It means it’s time for another WIP update and role call on my goals for the month. Below you will see the list of goals for the month with a break down of what I have accomplished so far.

My writing goals for November are as followed:

  1. Write Story #4 ~ The Assassin’s Prophecy (Will be up for Pre-Order this week)
  2. Write Story #5 ~ Nightmare of Ferrês (Being Edited)
  3. Write Story #6 ~ The Wrath of SnowFire (Writing)
  4. Write Anthology Piece ~ Path to Redemption, Demonic Embrace Prequel ~ Word Limit: 15-20k, Deadline: January 2019.
  5. Start Writing Demonic Embrace Book 1 ~ Escape to Worcester
  6. Get Story #5 & 6’s Covers Done (Finished #5)
  7. Make New Release graphic for Story #3 ~ Bonds of Friendship
  8. Make pre-order, teasers and new release graphics for Story #4 & 5 (Finished #4)

NANO UPDATE

The second week of NaNo started. I started off working on The Assassin’s Prophecy and finished it within the first 3 days. Then wrote Nightmare of Ferrês on the 4th day. I ended up taking a few days to do design work after this and started working on The Wrath of SnowFire yesterday.

This is my first attempt at doing NaNo in November. I have done camp NaNo in the past with success. At this time my word count is sitting at 12,411. I am hoping after a few more days I can hit 20k by the end of the week. But, you will have to wait till next Monday to find out if I make this word count goal.


WHAT EVENTS & PROMOS STILL HAPPENING!

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#WIP Monday – NaNo Takeover

Its been a few weeks since my last #WIP Monday post. Sorry about this been a hectic few weeks. I have been writing, designing, and working on several projects along with participating in several online author events. This has taken a toll on my blogging time for my posts. However, things are starting to get under control.

Due to it being a new month I will provide my goals from last month and share how I measured up. Then will follow up with my new goals for November.

My Goals for October:

  1. Publish “Bonds of Friendship” story #3 in the Tales of Ferrês series. Included with this is the following:
    1. Finish designing the book cover (Done)
    2. Finish writing the story (Done)
    3. Edit it and get it up for Pre-Order once the cover is done (Done)
    4. Get Promo graphics made (Done)
  2. Get the rough done for The Celestial One episode one. (Changed back to Book Format)
  3. Work on Tarzinëa’s outline and world building (Didn’t Touch)
  4. Write the next story in the Tales of Ferrês series – this would be #4 (Finished ~ being edited)
  5. Don’t go nuts with all the promos and events going on :). (Made it through alive)

The only items on the list for October I didn’t get to was numbers 2 & 3. Bonds of Friendship is officially done. It had to be pushed back to Nov. 9th for release due to the holiday. Didn’t want to take away from family time for myself or my editor.

Story number four, The Assassin’s Prophecy is done. I finished writing it yesterday Nov. 4th. It was my first item on my list for NaNo. Now I am working on story five, Nightmare of Ferrês. I put in over 2k on this story this morning alone. This story will be done either today or tomorrow morning. Depends on if I get quiet time at all today for writing.

My writing goals for November are as followed:

  1. Write Story #4 ~ The Assassin’s Prophecy (Being Edited)
  2. Write Story #5 ~ Nightmare of Ferrês (Currently Writing)
  3. Write Story #6 ~ The Wrath of SnowFire (Not Started)
  4. Write Anthology Piece ~ Path to Redemption, Demonic Embrace Prequel ~ Word Limit: 15-20k, Deadline: January 2019.
  5. Start Writing Demonic Embrace Book 1 ~ Escape to Worcester
  6. Get Story #5 & 6’s Covers Done
  7. Make New Release graphic for Story #3 ~ Bonds of Friendship
  8. Make pre-order, teasers and new release graphics for Story #4 & 5

I could probably go on and on with a list of things I want to get done in November. However I think this will be a good start. With NaNo I am hoping to get most of these writing projects done. Then if I clear them out of the way I can work on Tarzinëa like I’ve been wanting to do.


WHAT’S NEW

I have a long list of knew items I can go into in this post. However, I am going to try to focus on the important items below. The top random knew items that come to mind are: the word counters in my footer widgets, my rebranding for my newsletter, and my new books coming out.

The biggest item of news is this girl has been signed up Triple Goddess Publishing. I’ll be with them for the next five years under contract and will be doing several anthologies with them, along with my own books. This transition has to do with me being quiet on my blog lately. But, hey now I am back in the game and ready to get the party started again.

Below you will find my upcoming events and promos I have my books signed up under. Check them out and have fun.


WHAT EVENTS & PROMOS STILL HAPPENING!

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November 4-5, 2018

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November 10th & 11th, 2018

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Join the Awesome Events & Promos!

Today I am participating in a Facebook Take-Over event over on Tyffani Clark’s Facebook page. I will be co-hosting at 8pm CST. Just because that is my time slot doesn’t mean you can’t go enjoy the fun beforehand. There are dozens of authors participating of all genres. What does this mean for you? Glad you ask, it means their are multiple sales, giveaways and awesome content for you to enjoy.

STOP BY AND CHECK IT OUT!

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The weekend is pretty quiet for me this time around. However, on Monday I will be co-hosting another Facebook Take-over event for author Tanya L. Harris at 4pm CST. Come join us celebrate the 4th & 5th for Tanya’s newest release “Unbound”.

CHECK THINGS OUT AND HAVE SOME FUN!

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Even though I am participating in several events throughout the month doesn’t mean that is all I have to share. Below you will find all the current Book Promos I have my books Signed-Up for throughout this month. I will be adding another when the day gets closer but till then enjoy all these free books!

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#WIP Monday – Changes to the System

This month has been hectic so far and once again another Monday has come. If you didn’t notice last week I missed my Monday post. Sad to say I have been sick all week along with my boy Zeek. He is running around like nothing is wrong but Friday I broke down and went to urgent care. Found out I had an ear infection; good news they gave me awesome drugs. Still took all weekend and still feel somewhat like crap, but able to think enough to get things done.

Now I have been struggling with writing due to being sick. I got Bonds of Friendship up on pre-order today to go out in my newsletter. If you remember my goals I posted at the beginning of the month I have put a slight dent in them if you forgot here they are again. Let’s see how I’m measuring up with half the month almost gone, shall we?

My Goals for October:

  1. Publish “Bonds of Friendship” story #3 in the Tales of Ferrês series. Included with this is the following:
    1. Finish designing the book cover (Done)
    2. Finish writing the story (Still Working On)
    3. Edit it and get it up for Pre-Order once the cover is done (Half Done)
    4. Get Promo graphics made
  2. Get the rough done for The Celestial One episode one.
  3. Work on Tarzinëa’s outline and world building
  4. Write the next story in the Tales of Ferrês series – this would be #4
  5. Don’t go nuts with all the promos and events going on :). (Still is a big possibility)

WHAT’S NEW

Things have changed drastically over the last two weeks. I minimized my projects with my flash fiction tales. Instead of doing four a month I now am only doing two. On the first of each month I will feature one on my blog and I will feature the other on the 25th as a special VIP Reader benefit. I have discontinued this benefit on my Patreon page, sorry but I changed things up. Now if you are wondering it means that I will now send out two newsletters a month. However, the 25th will just be a story with some added items at the bottom and the 15th send out will be my ramblings.

Another big item that changed is my banners across my social media and my newsletter sites. I plan on doing an update with banners on my website soon. Overall, that is the only items that are new you didn’t know about.

Till next week I leave you with these awesome promos and insights into events still going on this month.


WHAT EVENTS & PROMOS STILL HAPPENING!

October Spectacular Event Banner
(Book Funnel Newsletter Promo Event featuring 120+ authors of Sci-fi, Fantasy & Horror. Starts Oct. 1st and ends Oct. 31st, my story “An Elf, a Dragon, and a God’s Intervention” is featured in this promo.)

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(Book Cave Newsletter Promo Event featuring 30+ authors of Sci-fi, Fantasy, Horror & any books that have creatures that go bump in the night. Starts Oct. 5th and ends Nov. 5th, my story “A Father’s Protection” is featured in this promo.)

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(Art of the Arcane Newsletter Promo Event featuring 40+ authors that have books with mythical races, monsters & worlds. This one starts Oct. 15th and ends Oct. 29th, my story “An Elf, a Dragon, and a God’s Intervention” is featured in this promo.)

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(On Oct. 19th I will be featuring Stephanie Ayers here on my blog in an in-depth interview, along with several excerpts from “The 13: Tales of Macabre.” In addition there will be a special sneak peek into her WIP “Elven Games”.)

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(Signed up for this last minute and hope you will come and join in the fun. It is a 3 day event starting on Thursday Oct. 18 – Saturday Oct. 20. I will be guest hosting on Friday Oct 19th at 8pm CST.)

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(Halloween FREE Book Party! Come join us over on FB to get FREE books, participate in giveaways and following along with guest author hosts. Event starts Oct. 26th and ends Oct. 28th.)

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#WIP Monday – Changes to the System

The journey with my WIPs don’t seem to go the way I plan them. I keep making weekly goals and realize that it might be best to do a different set-up for how I do my goals. This is why I’m switching my weekly goals to monthly goals. Hoping this will help me get more accomplished and feel less like a failure when life gets in the way.

This change will start today Oct. 1st and I will still do weekly posts to keep you in the loop on things that are new or writing I have accomplished. Hoping this helps get things going more and shortens my posts each week. The first #WIP Monday post of each month I will update you all on promos and events happening for that month. I will have that information below for October.

My Goals for October:

  1. Publish “Bonds of Friendship” story #3 in the Tales of Ferrês series. Included with this is the following:
    1. Finish designing the book cover
    2. Finish writing the story
    3. Edit it and get it up for Pre-Order once the cover is done
    4. Get Promo graphics made
  2. Get the rough done for The Celestial One episode one.
  3. Work on Tarzinëa’s outline and world building
  4. Write the next story in the Tales of Ferrês series – this would be #4
  5. Don’t go nuts with all the promos and events going on :).

MY OCTOBER EVENTS & PROMOS!

October Spectacular Event Banner
(Book Funnel Newsletter Promo Event featuring 120+ authors of Sci-fi, Fantasy & Horror. Starts Oct. 1st and ends Oct. 31st, my story “An Elf, a Dragon, and a God’s Intervention” is featured in this promo.)

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(Book Cave Newsletter Promo Event featuring 30+ authors of Sci-fi, Fantasy, Horror & any books that have creatures that go bump in the night. Starts Oct. 5th and ends Nov. 5th, my story “A Father’s Protection” is featured in this promo.)

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SHERRI-LYNN MAREAN BLOG TOUR
~ October 12, 2018 ~

I will be featuring Author Sherri-Lynn Marean on my blog as part of her blog tour hosted by Art of the Arcane. Stop by to check out this awesome author and her featured book, Casstiel.

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(Come join this four day FB event celebrating Stephanie Ayers’ “The 13: Tales of Illusory” Birthday! There will be guest author hosts throughout the four days and chances to enter giveaways to get free stuff! I’m a guest host on Oct. 13th at 4pm to 5pm CST.)

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(Art of the Arcane Newsletter Promo Event featuring 40+ authors that have books with mythical races, monsters & worlds. This one starts Oct. 15th and ends Oct. 29th, my story “An Elf, a Dragon, and a God’s Intervention” is featured in this promo.)

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(On Oct. 19th I will be featuring Stephanie Ayers here on my blog in an in-depth interview, along with several excerpts from “The 13: Tales of Macabre.” In addition there will be a special sneak peek into her WIP “Elven Games”.)

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(Halloween FREE Book Party! Come join us over on FB to get FREE books, participate in giveaways and following along with guest author hosts. Event starts Oct. 26th and ends Oct. 28th.)

If you can’t tell my month is going to be a busy one. I plan to keep updating my blog with the events as they grow closer. The plan is to try for events and promos for each month in the future. I do have spots in November for author spotlights here on my blog so if you are looking for some free promotion hit me up. Till next week happy writing and reading all! 🙂

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#WIP Monday – A New Release, Author Event, & Just Plain Bleh

It was another week of crazy around this house. I had things going on all fronts last week between family, author events, and trying to find time to write. Did I get anything done last week towards my goals… not really!

The week started off good but with a new release I found myself distracted. I had to get my monthly newsletter out to subscribers and do another one for the AOTA event. It didn’t mesh well, ended up with 4 emails going out in a week due to my automation system, set-up for new sign-ups. I went into my newsletter automation and restructured the duration between each email sent. Think the spacing is better and will work out towards not causing this issue again, she prays hopefully :). If it comes down to it when I take part in events outside my usual newsletter schedule I will shut down the automation and kick it back on after it is all over.

The new release of An Elf, a Dragon, and a God’s Intervention went good, at least for a short story. Right now my goals aren’t fully on sales yet, I’m just trying to find my audience. Since I had the new release, I didn’t finish my edits for the next flash fiction tale scheduled for the 20th to my Patreon page. Ended up rescheduling the post for tomorrow and still have to finish the editing.

If you haven’t joined my street team, Gods Among Men you should. Last week I posted some interesting excerpts from my two published short stories: A Father’s Protection and An Elf, a Dragon, and a God’s Intervention, with awesome graphics. Another awesome post I did was a part of my Tuesday Legend/Myths of Tarzinëa, the topic was kyres. Did an in-depth background on how these shape-shifters were born and why. Also, included information on their abilities and overall powers. You can click here to join my street team and get awesome insights into my WIP.

As for my writing pretty much what I stated above is about what I got done so far. This is why once again I will drag over the same writing goals for next week. Pray that this time I can get things going, top priority will be to push out Karigan and Silvashi’s story to get it over to Allison for editing. If I want to keep on a monthly schedule with the short stories, I don’t have a choice in this matter. I have a rough idea of what I want for the next story in the series, so I might try to rough that out, too.

Goals for last week, the prior week and now next week:

  1. Work on Tarzinëa’s Timeline.
  2. Write another chapter for Episode One in The Celestial One season.
  3. Edit my flash fiction tales and get them scheduled up to November.
  4. Write up Karigan and Silvashi’s story for the next installment in the Tales of Ferrês series.

WHAT’S NEW!

This week I have a few items that are new. One you already know about since it is my new release, An Elf, a Dragon, and a God’s Intervention. The other top item to address is A Father’s Protection it is now a permafree story at all digital retailers except Amazon. I’m still working on Amazon to get it switched over.

The next thing that has changed is my mailing list sign-up. Before I used to offer A Father’s Protection free to new subscribers. Now you can get An Elf, a Dragon, and a God’s Intervention free now for signing up.

The last new items on the list for the week are my promo materials I created this morning for my Facebook Takeover event on author Tyffani Clark’s Facebook page. This event is why I am so late with my post for this week. Spent my entire morning and several hours of my afternoon working on posting, commenting, and snooping around. You can thank this event for my new Goodreads author page. I wasn’t planning on setting one up but now I did because I wanted to enter a giveaway. Yes, even I want to win free books :).

So, it was an off week with trying to do hundreds of things at once. I didn’t succeed in my writing goals but kept up with my commitments. Heres to a another week and hoping for the best.

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Come Join Me! ~ SebTember Bassy’s Birthday Book Event

38277397_10156517120694650_7262006140882386944_oToday I am participating in a Facebook take-over event over on Author Tyffani Clark’s Facebook page. My time slot is 1pm to 2pm CST. I will be talking about my current WIPs, publications and answering questions. Please, stop by and check out this event and show your support, I look forward to seeing you and joining in on the fun. Click the image above to join in on this event!

#WIP Monday – It’s Been Crazy!!!

Last week was hectic. I found myself split several directions between family, writing, and designing covers. Overall, I got a lot done last week just not much with my writing. These were my goals last week:

  1. Work on Tarzinëa’s Timeline.
  2. Write another chapter for Episode One in The Celestial One season.
  3. Edit my flash fiction tales and get them scheduled up to November.
  4. Write up Karigan and Silvashi’s story for the next installment in the Tales of Ferrês series.
  5. Send out my first newsletter and start thinking about what I will do for my upcoming online events.

Each week I do a post in my Street Team featuring a myth or legend from my world Tarzinëa, last week I did it on the Elven Goddess, Salza. I thought doing these posts would take away from my writing time, however it helps more than I want to admit. These posts give me a reason to write and work on my world building. At least then I know some kind of work is being done.

Last week I struggled with writing. It seemed my brain was more in designer mode. This isn’t that bad since I pushed out six pre-made covers and got a good sale from one. Overall, I wish I spent more time writing but when I am trying to do everything myself it gets complicated.

Been trying to get noticed more in the writing community, so I’ve been signing up for events, newsletter swaps and taking part in groups. Then trying to figure out Instagram is another can of worms. I set my Instagram up for my design business so far, but I plan to set one up eventually for my author platform. Just another social platform to take up more of my time. It will be nice to work towards being able to hire a PA to do this all.

I am changing up my schedule, used to have Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for writing. Then the other days were for designing with the weekends being family time. I realized I have free time more during the weekend so I will switch my days around. Mondays will be my day for social media posting, setting up blog posts, and planning out my newsletters/content for events. Then Tuesdays, Thursdays and anytime on the weekends will be for writing. The other days I will work on designing covers or working them into my schedule when more clients sign up for services.

When it comes for next weeks goals, I think I will stick with the same ones from last week with a few changes. My goals for next we are:

  1. Work on Tarzinëa’s Timeline.
  2. Write another chapter for Episode One in The Celestial One season.
  3. Edit my flash fiction tales and get them scheduled up to November.
  4. Write up Karigan and Silvashi’s story for the next installment in the Tales of Ferrês series.

WHAT’S NEW!

I believe this week I have little new besides getting my first newsletter sent out to my subscribers. If you’re not signed up for my newsletter, you can check it out here. You can sign up here to get my short story, A Father’s Protection free.

There was an update to my FREE PROMOTION’S page. I switched up how I do things with my forms to make it easier for authors to sign-up for my Friday Author Spotlights. You’ll have the choice between four types of spotlight features: Basic Author Spotlight, Guest Post Spotlight, Author Interview and Character Interview. If you are interested, you can check out more details here.

Plan to add a new feature to my site hoping to get myself reading more. The idea is to list my to-read list of books and when I mark them off the list, I will post a review on my blog and several other locations. Right now I am growing my list and have it getting longer. I enjoy fantasy and pretty much any sub-category genre within it. If you want to make suggestions add your suggestions below.

Hopefully, things will go better next week with my writing till next time :). Happy reading and writing ya’ll.

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