Thursday, October 6, 2011

I'm here!

Hi, everyone!

I would have had this up yesterday, but I had computer issues (whomp, whomp). Eh, what can you do?

Anywho, I wanted to let y'all know that I've though I've been M.I.A, I have been lurking via other devices; so I haven't missed lots of y'all's awesome blog posts! Woot. Good news, right? But I can never stay silent that long, so...HERE I AM! lol

Okay, enough dorkiness for a minute. lol.

I wanted to update y'all on what I've been up to and what I am contemplating at the moment.

1. I have been chugging more non-fiction than YA. I know, craziness! (think: advice, food trucks, and learning newb skills) But whenever I completely finish something, I'll review it, of course.

2. I want to design a new cover for my baby...I mean...my book, Glittering Ashes. So, if I do that, or do several, I'll be sure to let y'all see it and maybe ask for your help if I'm stuck making a final decision. You'll help me, right? right? Right? Of course. I look forward to it.





3. I'm seriously contemplating Nanowrimo this year. Seriously. Normally I'm a lurker on the forums, because the forums are beyond amazing. I mean, people talking about everything to do with writing for months leading up to Nanowrimo and months after? It's a dreamland. Check it. If I do decide to do it, I'll let y'all know so you can yell at me encourage me to stick with it and be awesome. Are y'all doing it? Lemme know below.

4. Also, to get my writing fix, I've been listening to Mur Lafferty's podcast "I Should Be Writing." It's awesome possum. Y'all should have a listen. It's always good, especially Good Cop/Bad Cop, but that's just imo.

5. Also also, "On the Page" is another great podcast, if you're interested. It's all about screenwriting, but story is story, and making a good one is hard so why not get all kinds of advice, no? It's good.

HA! Now I feel slightly less bad for being so absent because I'm sharing all kinds of linky love! Okay, I only feel very slightly less bad, but it's a start.

Now to leave you with a song to write by, "Sure Thing" by Miguel. OhooOh OhooOh! It's laid-back cool. <3 Enjoy, muchly.




Happy Reading and Writing :)

19 comments:

  1. NaNoWriMo sounds like fun but I don't even have the time to sit down and write every day.

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  2. welcome back, Kelley!
    NaNoWriMo is a crazy month for you writers :) but it usually makes you be online more often :)

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  3. Sure, I will definitely look out for your cover.

    NaNo! How I love NaNo, but I had to abandon it a quarter of the way last time. Have too many projects to finish, so I might use NaNo as the juice I need to get moving.

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  4. I'm thinking about Nano, too. Haven't decided yet. Glad to read you're doing well. Keep it up.

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  5. I want to help with your book cover (if only to tell you it's pretty and glittery).
    I think you should go for NaNoWriMo. I'm getting a head start on it because one month just isn't long enough. I hope that isn't cheating. : )

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  6. I'm kind of considering NaNoWriMo, too, even though I've never thought about doing it. Must check out those forums!

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  7. Oh man, I keep going back and forth. I want so much to do it, but I don' want to come down too hard on myself I don't finish. Weak, right?

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  8. i might also NaNoWriMo, it would be my first time.

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  9. Hey I've 'Tagged' you on my blog, so stop by and pass it on whenever you can!

    http://writeskatedream-jmckendry.blogspot.com

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  10. You know those insane people you see running alongside people in races, even though they didn't enter? That will be me for NaNo. I'm not signing up, but I'm going to try for the word count :-)

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  11. I can't do NaNo. That would take away form all my writing time. Great update on what's been going on with you. :)

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  12. I've been reading a lot of non-fiction lately, too. I'm also thinking of Nano. I've got a lot of people visiting that month, though, so we'll have to see.

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  13. Glad to see you're back, and keeping busy! Would love to see your new cover designs, what has made you want a new one?
    I would love to do NaNo, but with uni and stuff don't think I'll have the time. =[ If you do I will be here for encouragement =]

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  14. Thanks for the links, I'm off to check them out...

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  15. I love food trucks - wish we had them where I live. Good luck with NaNo. I don't write novels, so it doesn't work for me, but I'll happily cheer you on!

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  16. Awesome idea with the new cover and good luck with NANO!

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  17. selecting and tweaking the cover for my book was such a fun (for the most part) process. it is the front door to our story and conveys so much. i am not a graphic designer but want to learn those skills if only to produce a cover myself if i ever write another book:)
    good luck!

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  18. Definitely do NaNo! I attempt it every year and, well, fail miserably but it's still fun and jumpstarts my writing. Also there's such great community. If you sign up, let me know so we can encourage one another.

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