A Weekend Away

writer's colony, dairy hollow, eureka springs, arkansas
Entrance to the Writer’s Colony at Diary Hollow in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

It’s been a while since I last blogged, and I’m sooo sorry, guys! Other than sharing things from the Rabid Rainbow Ferret Society, I think my last actual post here was back at the end of NaNo. Oops.

I just haven’t had the mental energy to do so, and the one time I did (sometime back in February), Mr. Loper startled me and I accidentally deleted my entire post and WordPress autosave hadn’t caught the most recent part, which was a significant portion of the post I just… couldn’t find it in my brain again.

Right now, though, I’m not at home. I’m in Eureka Springs, taking advantage of a huge opportunity I got through the Oklahoma Women Bloggers group. I’ll be blogging more in full about that later, but let’s just say that I get to spend the weekend with four other lovely ladies (three of them are also Oklahoma Women Bloggers) at the Writer’s Colony at Dairy Hollow.

So far, it’s been very productive. I’ve finished reading through my A-Zs of Worldbuilding manuscript, and am now going back and doing the revisions and edits that I noted on the computer. This is hopefully my second-to-last draft. I’m planning to send out a newsletter in the next few days, so if you want to be an advance/beta reader for this thing, go sign up (if you’re not already on the list.)

Tomorrow, I’ll be tackling Catalyst. Because it’s about dang time I finished those revisions. Sadly, all I’ll probably get done is reading some (hopefully most or ALL) of my manuscript over again, because I haven’t touched the thing in at least a year. Oops.

Hope you all in the blogging realm (my dear readers, whether you blog or not) are doing well! Let me know what’s up with life in the comments!

NaNoWriMo 2016 Winner

Another NaNoWriMo Win in the Books! (Pun totally intended.)

Life took over this year, but I managed to write most days anyway. Winnie has had her back right leg amputated, and is doing great now. The kitten has been named Tiberius. (As in James Tiberius Kirk.) Oh, and I won a Goodreads giveaway for a book that I really wanted but didn’t know how to fit in the budget! Hopefully it will get here soon…

And I finished NaNo last night about 11 pm, Oklahoma time. Just one more NaNo event to get through (the Thank Goodness It’s Over party on Saturday) and then I can start focusing on Christmas.

Because I failed dismally at blogging in November, here’s all the NaNo updates from the Ferret blog:

Week OneWeek TwoWeek ThreeWinning!

And now, because Tradition…

 

How has your November been?

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Five Confessions of an Aspiring Author – BDN Archives

Originally published at blackanddarknight.wordpress.com on September 30, 2011.

I’ve had one of those weeks – one where I set out to be super productive and ended up accomplishing very little.  I meant to have a short story edited and sent to my (new and many!) critique partners.  Didn’t happen.  There’s still tomorrow, right?

Except for the fact that I’m going to the zoo with my mom and sister tomorrow.  Possibly my brother, also.  I’m not about to pass up a free visit to the zoo.

Sadly, I seem to be having a lot of ‘those days’, ‘those weeks’, or ‘those months’ lately.  Then I decided to start thinking about ‘why’.

Confession #1 – I have an innate fear of humiliation.  Continue reading “Five Confessions of an Aspiring Author – BDN Archives”