Ciao, everyone. Hope you’re having a great week.
Clearly, three-day weekends screw me up. All week long, I struggled to realize what day it was. Tuesday felt like Monday. I thought it was Thursday twice, neither time on Thursday. The only reason I’m getting this posted on time is that my daughter said something about Friday being tomorrow (as I write this, it’s actually Thursday evening).
It’s been a strange week. And I’ve been working hard. I have a lot to share, but I need to collect my thoughts. Hopefully I’ll catch you all up next week. Until then, I thought I’d share this quote.
Nora Roberts. She has a way of putting things, doesn’t she? And given her name is synonymous with romance writing, she probably knows a thing or two about chasing dreams.
Back in January — no, actually back in December — I decided this was going to be my year. I was going to make it to the next level.
I probably should have had a better plan.
I find myself over-extending more often than not. I need to learn to work smarter, not harder. And I really need to figure out marketing. That’s my next step. But I digress. More on my updates next time. For now, suffice it to say that I am taking steps forward. They’re slow and my strides are small, but I’m not standing still.
And I hope you’re doing the same. Or better! Are you? Let’s talk about it.
And now, this week’s links:
Posts by me, about my work, or at sites I contribute to:
- Whatchagot Stew | Story Empire
- University Presses | Romance University
- Get the Most Out of Dictation | Story Empire
At the time of this writing, Romance University is experiencing website issues, so I can’t access the other posts for this week. And the Friday Story Empire post isn’t finished yet. You can track the missing posts down by visiting those respective websites, though.
Posts by others in the industry:
- Five Steps to Improve Your Website | Nicholas C. Rossis
- Characters with Agency | Morgan Hazelwood
- Defining Voice | Sue Coletta
- First Chapters and Character | Fiction University
- How to Write a Mystery* | The Write Practice
- Mystery Endings* | Rachel Poli
- Easily Design Your Own Logo | Nicholas C. Rossis
- Introducing the Story | Helping Writers Become Authors
- Horror Writers and Nightmare Journals | Drew Chial
- Expanding and Enriching with Theme | Writers Helping Writers
- Using MS Word for Formatting as You Write | The Write Practice
- Evoking Emotions in Readers | Live Write Thrive
* Indicates two conflicting points of view. I’d love to hear your thoughts on each.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend!