The Future of Fantasia Hearth

So I didn’t really mean to take a blogging hiatus at ALL, let alone one that was nearly a year-long. But it happened, and life happens, and so here we are and it’s September 2018.

Really quickly, though – September means HAPPY ONE YEAR BIRTHDAY to The A-Zs of Worldbuilding! And… *drumroll* I’m doing something to celebrate!

The A-Zs of Worldbuilding: Building a Fictional World From Scratch by Rebekah Loper

Anyone who signs up for my newsletter in the month of September will get The A-Zs of Worldbuilding ebook for FREE.

Yes, you read that right! So what are you waiting for? Go sign up now!

Current subscribers: if you would like the free ebook as well, just shoot me an email at rebekah(dot)loper(at)gmail and let me know if you’d like .mobi or .epub!

Additionally, I’m putting together a Worldbuilding NaNo Prep Course that will launch on Monday, September 3rd!

You will need to sign up for my newsletter to access the course – just select the box labeled “Worldbuilding NaNo Prep Course”. 😉

I won’t lie, I started putting the course together, erm, yesterday, but partly because I need the impetus to get the worldbuilding for my NaNo story this year started – I’ve got it almost plotted, but yeah… very little worldbuilding.

And on that newsletter note… if you follow my blog, you may want to sign up for my general newsletter. Because off and on this last year while I wasn’t blogging, I realized that I didn’t miss blogging. At all. I used to love it, but algorithms and SEO standards keep changing and it’s just so stressful to even think about anymore, let alone worry about getting traffic TO the blog.

Fantasia Hearth isn’t going AWAY, per se, but… it is changing.

I’ve come to realize that I can either pour my creative energy into a blog, or I can pour it into my stories.

I’m choosing my stories.

Fantasia Hearth is going to change into my central hub – a true website, not a blog. I will post occasional news, etc, but it’s really going to be where everything else I do connects – my books/writing, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc.

My goal is to send out 1-2 newsletters per month just to connect with you all – I’ll talk about projects I’m working on, both writing and home/garden, and less about everything that feels like it’s going wrong in my life (Honestly, I often feel like my life is just a series of catastrophes).

Hopefully. It’s hard, because I often feel like I owe explanations for why I’ve… disappeared. Or not followed through on a self-imposed deadline. I struggle between the extremes of “no excuses, period!” and “it’s really out of my hands.”

Now that we’ve covered the important things, if you ARE curious about what’s happened this past almost-year, here’s the short version… Continue reading “The Future of Fantasia Hearth”
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Worldbuilding Wednesday Hiatus

Hey everyone! I was hoping to not have to write this post, but Life has happened this past week.

My Worldbuilding Wednesday blog hops are going on hiatus.

I was hoping to get ahead on scheduling Worldbuilding Wednesday posts, at least through November and preferably through the end of the year. Yeah, that didn’t happen.

Because one of my best friends was admitted to the hospital on Saturday. She spent 3 days in ICU, and is now finally in a regular room and while they don’t have a diagnosis yet, she is on treatment that is working.

But needless to say, my priorities were rapidly rearranged.

And NaNo is right around the corner (TONIGHT!) and between my ML duties and the care that my friend is going to continue to need for a while, Worldbuilding Wednesday is just going to have to wait.

My plan is to start it back up in January, and probably go twice a month, rather than weekly.

Hopefully sometime this week I will have a post up about my NaNo project!

Hope you all have a safe Halloween! Are you doing NaNoWriMo? What are your plans for November?

PS: You can find out a bit about my NaNo project on the Ferret blog!

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?