Thursday, April 30, 2015

All good things: The last A to Z challenge post for 2015

Here we are at the end! I can hardly believe it! How did this happen? How did I make it this far?

I'll be visiting blogs for months after the challenge to catch up, but I can say, it has been an absolute pleasure. Thank you all so much for all your kind words, and I hope you've enjoyed the show!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

A to Z: Y

And we're all the way up to Y for You Can't Handle the Truth.

No really

Monday, April 27, 2015

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Once more into the blog: V for Verbose

We're back with another A to Z challenge.

Today we're up to V for Verbose

Friday, April 24, 2015

U is for ubiquitous

Here is the installment for U*

*Yeah, I totally misuse the word ubiquitous there, but the rest of the take was really good, so I apologize for using it wrong there. by the way, you totally get bonus points if you can tell me why that usage is incorrect.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

T is for Talent

And we're back for another A to Z challenge.

Today we are all the way up to T for Talent.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

R for Revise and Resubmit

Welcome back! Today I'm talking about the hopeful, sometimes scary, revise and resubmit.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Saturday, April 18, 2015

A to Z challenge: P for the Publishing Pickle

Today we are all the way up to P, and today I'm talking about the emotional trap we get ourselves into with the publishing pickle.

Friday, April 17, 2015

A to Z: Ostracized

(wow, did I even spell my title correctly?)

So here we are at another A to Z post. My internet connection has gone down in a blaze of glory--to be honest, I think some sheep chewed through a cable at the cell tower: the perils of rural interneting. If the vid is a little shaking, it's not you, I'm sending these electrons by smoke signal!

Connectivity problems aside, Today is brought to you by the letter O.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Silence that Kills Your Soul

Today I'm taking on yet another forbidden topic. This one is going to get me in trouble, but I'm talking about No Response Means No (or NRMN in my query tracking spreadsheet...tell me I'm not the only person who tracks that stuff and keeps stats).

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A to Z challenge, L for Longer than I hoped

Today's forbidden topic is how long it takes. It isn't forbidden, but people don't like to hear it. Enjoy and remember, sometimes something takes forever, sometimes it doesn't. (also, watch for the amazing special effects in this one!)

Monday, April 13, 2015

The horrible Truth: writing doesn't need you to save it

Back again for another A to Z challenge, today is K for Keep Writing, Or Not.

It turns out that writing and publishing don't actually need us, so quit if you can. No really, if you can, quit.

Here are my thoughts on the matter:

But if you need someone else's thoughts on the subject, I recommend this video.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Friday, April 10, 2015

Another installment of A to Z challenge: I

Let's hear it for I! Because there is no I in--well, today, I'm talking about Indie Publishers.


Thursday, April 9, 2015

H for Harder than I realized

The A to Z challenge keeps trucking along, despite the fact that everything else in my life keeps happening! (in other news: NEWS!!!) But it's not something I tend to talk about on the blog here.


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

G, for Going it Alone

Here we are, already up to the letter G!

I'm talking about going it alone, and a part of the choice around self publishing that doesn't get talked about as much as it should.


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

A to Z: F for Finding The One

Welcome back to the A to Z challenge.

Here is another installment of me talking into a camera, enjoy!

Monday, April 6, 2015

E for Eating the Scraps from the publishing table

Here's my installment for E in the A to Z challenge.

I borrowed the phrasing from Janet Reid. Check out her blog.

Friday, April 3, 2015

D is for Development

This one isn't so much of a forbidden topic as it is about etiquette.

My head is detached from my body and floating in the ether!

And C is for Contract

Continuing on with the topics forbidden or taboo to writers:

C is for contracts

Thursday, April 2, 2015

B is for Baggage

A to Z challenge Day 2!

Today I'm posting about the Baggage Writers have, and it might not be the baggage you expected.

If you haven't already, head on over to the A to Z challenge website, and sign up.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

A to Z Challenge and a very silly IWSG

Another month has--wait! Shut the Front Door! Do not tell me it is April.

It's April. Like for real? Are you sure this isn't an April Fool's joke?

Okay, well, it's the first Wednesday of a new month, so that means it's time to let out the insecurities of being a writer (but really, it's April already?? How is that even legal?). Head on over to the Ninja Captain, hop on the linky and get moving with the cohosts Suzanne Furness, Tonja Drecker, Toi Thomas, Rachna Chhabria, Fundy Blue, and Donna Hole.

This month, I have plenty to be insecure about. I'm doing the A to Z challenge, and for a couple years I've gotten right up to the edge and backed out. Well, not this time. This time, I started vlogging. Oh yeah, that's me. My face. I'm just throwing myself out there, and I'm nervous, of course. So yeah, insecurities abound.

Which brings me to...

The A to Z challenge! This month I'm vlogging about all the things writers aren't supposed to talk about. I'm going to be doing it in short videos (think vlogbrothers, but not as cool and less editing), and one a day. 

And yeah, that's nerve wracking.

On to the video: Alone, but should we writers stay that way. (also, my kitty, puck makes an appearance as the dark shadow).