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I'll watch it forever without shame. Dinosaurs? Check. Jeff Goldbum? Check. A killer soundtrack? Check. CGI that totally holds up and kickass puppets? Check and check. Jurassic World should have been about someone finding that Barbarsol can Dennis dropped in the mud.
|Posted on March 4, 2019 at 7:30 PM||comments (0)|
Prophecy, usurpers, thanes, MURDER! This is my favorite Shakespeare play. It's filled to the brim with ghosts and betrayal and men not born of women. And Lady Macbeth's descent into madness it still one of my favorite scenes in a play ever.
|Posted on March 1, 2019 at 6:35 AM||comments (0)|
What a sucky month. February is pretty barf all around.
So I failed my writing goals for February. They were as follows:
- Finish the 3rd draft of my WIP The Rose. Ha nope.
- Work on 6,000 of a new story or an incomplete story from 2018. Ha, double nope.
Read two books off my goodreads TBR pile. I actually read two and listened to the audio book for two others. I read Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi and The Girl King by Mimi Yu and listened to Pawn of Prophecy by David Eddings and Book One of the Han Solo Trilogy The Paradise Snare by AC Crispin
Does knocking off four books count as a success against the writing failures? Probably not.
In my defense (my excuses) I spent a very soul sucking month at my day job training new people and working lots of overtime and the last thing I wanted after staring at one screen was to go home and stare at another. On the bright side I did add several thousand words to my WIP, so it evens out or something. I put Google Docs on my phone last week so editing has gotten much easier, if somewhat slower.
So March Goals.....
- Finish The Rose WIP, for real this time. I decided to add a lot of content, which held me up in February. What should have been a reread with minor adjustments turned into a big thing. But I've made good headway since putting Google Docs on my phone.
- Read the rest of the Han Solo trilogy. I've dedicated two decades to Star Wars EU and these books have been on my read list forever. I always was more interested in Han and Leia's kids and not Han before he met Leia and Luke. After listening to the first book, I got a taste for the other two and it's time to finally read them.
|Posted on February 25, 2019 at 7:30 PM||comments (0)|
I could recommend so many Calvin and Hobbes books, all of them infact. But this one has so many interesting notes from Bill Watterson about his process, inspiration, and even some stories about the publishing process involved with the comic. Who doesn't love Calvin and Hobbes? An overly imaginative 6 year old with his best friend/stuffed tiger? Who can resist?
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"I'm for it!"
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Most of 2018 was spent bouncing from idea to idea. I got things down on paper, but I could never really keep to anything for more than a few weeks. Quite frankly, I didn't want to anyway. I burned myself out. I drove myself into a frenzy that I needed to edit, rewrite, edit some more, and publish two books for 2019, but nothing was ready. And I stalled trying to get things ready and after a certain point, I no longer cared about 2019 publishing.
Instead, I worked on bits of stories in different areas of fantasy. Urban fantasy, historical fantasy, rom-com fantasy, different than young adult stuff. I also worked on a few short stories and applied to (and was accepted) two masters programs for novel writing and if all goes according to plan, I will be starting at Middlesex University in the Fall for the distance learning program. I've been busy with writing, I did take a break from publishing. So where does this leave things?
Most blogs about self-publishing/small time publishing say try to publish once a year (some self-published authors push out 4 books a year and I am left going wtf, who has the time?) But I have nothing ready to publish, unless I dump some barely edited pieces out there. So this leads me into 2019 goals.
Instead of doing six month goals, I'm going to work month by month. I have a series I've been editing and am leaning toward querying small epublishers with it. But in the meantime, I need timeline to stay on track.
Without further ado: February 2019 Goals
- Finish the 3rd draft of my WIP The Rose
- Find beta readers once the 3rd draft is complete
- Work on 6,000 of a new story or an incomplete story from 2018. I started about five different novel ideas and there are a few I would really like to see if I can flesh out. but I don't want to lose focus on the editing, hence only 6,000 words
- Read two books off my goodreads TBR pile. This isn't necessarily writing, but I got a lot of books on there outside my normal genres, I think it's time to delve in on some of these for inspiration