I know that I posted about this last week, but tomorrow night is the night! I will be part of the group Halloween art show at the OT Circus Gallery here in Albuquerque! I would love to see you there for support (I do get very nervous at these sorts of events and some friendly faces might do me some good) and hey maybe to even buy some art. There will be refreshments, beer, wine, candy and more. There is also an art raffle and of course many pieces for sale by local artists. Hope to see you there!
When: Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 5 PM – 9 PM
Where: OT Circus
709 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
The month is over half over and I am proud to say that I am slowly getting back into a writing routine that is working for me. I recently started a new job that means I work a normal schedule and have time to write in the later afternoons and some on the weekends. I had to make some tough decisions, but I have found a schedule that I think will really work for me for the long term. This means that I am finally upping my productivity a little. I am proud that I have finished the final edits for The Discovery of a Lifetime and it will be released as scheduled next week! I also finally got my Christmas shifter novella into my editor, we are going to work hard to get it out by the end of November or early December at the latest. I also wrote a short children's story for a friend's blog. I am on the sequel for Quest for Redemption, titled Quest for Self. I am also working on notes for my NaNoWriMo fantasy novel. Life is busy but I am feeling more like myself at last.
We are half way through the month and I am half way through three different challenges that I decided to undertake this month. I am doing Drawlloween like I do every October. I am also doing a photo a day challenge. I will be sharing some of my favorites from those two challenges later this week. I am also doing a squats challenge, trying to get 1000 squats in this month. That averages 33 a day and I am proud to say that I have been doing more than the minimum and that my legs are feeling stronger by the day. I like challenging myself. Next month I take a big writing challenge by taking part in National Write a Novel Month! I like to challenge myself and I find that doing them with others helps me stay on track. Are there any challenges that you are currently taking part in? If so what?
I am so excited for the upcoming Halloween art show that I will be a part of next Saturday, October 20! I have finally picked the pieces that will be for sale and one for the raffle taking place that night. I really hope to see some of my Albuquerque friends there. It would mean the world to me. You can get more info on the event page over on FB: www.facebook.com/events/997590657094584/
Time for another game review. Today I am reviewing a fairly new game, My Little Scythe. I'm not going to lie, I have never played the regular Scythe and I mainly bought this game because it is super cute and I thought that the minis would be fun to paint! Not that I have gotten a chance to paint them yet but hopefully soon! So the spouse and I finally got the chance to play recently. Set up is easy. Instructions are pretty concise and clear. This is a very simple and easy game to play. I think that the dynamics will change and the game will be a bit more challenging with more than 2 players, but we only had two players at the time. This is a great game for younger players I think, I can't wait for my almost 4 year old nieces to get a bit older so that I can play with them. From what I understand of the original Scythe, this is a much shorter game and much friendlier. Not that there is not some strategy involved in this game. Over all a really fun, light game. And the minis are too cute for words. 3.5/5 stars!
I am so happy to day that my next release, my Atlantis story The Discovery of a Lifetime is now up for preorder! It is only .99 cents and will be out Tuesday, October 23! Order your copy now! I had so much fun writing this one since I love the story of Atlantis so much!
Karina is the laughing stock of the archaeology world. Despite the naysayers she knows in her heart that she’s right, Atlantis is real and she will find it. With a mysterious backer and state of the art technology, she finds her heart’s desire and then some. Atlantis is not so lost after all, and their prince seems to only have eyes for her.
Faced with finding her dream, Karina must decide if she will give up the world above, all that she has ever known, for the chance at happiness in Atlantis and with the prince Theophilus. A night of passion seems to make the choice easy, but can she really stay in this land of legend? If Theophilus has anything to say about it she can.
Today I am happy to have the cover reveal for Hollywood King by New York Times Bestseller Monica Corwin! Take a look! Preorder now! Out October 16th! First few chapters are up for free on Radish!
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Heath was never my brother.
Nor my step brother, or any other relation our family tried to impose on us.
He was always just Heath, and at the end he was my Heath.
Ten years ago he disappeared, and within three years of his absence he’d taken over Hollywood.
The world my father built.
The world he wasn’t good enough for.
The world he’d been denied when he was told he couldn’t have me.
Now he’s back, and he only wants one thing…to take it all.
Hollywood King is Wuthering Heights crashed into the glitz and glam of Hollywood Royalty. A stand alone book with the happily ever after you always wanted for Cathy and Heathcliff.
I recently picked up The Mermaid by Christina Henry when browsing around my local Barnes and Noble. I love mermaids, so the title immediately caught my eye and the historical aspect made me want to buy it immediately. The story centers around a mermaid who grows bored of the sea and eventually finds herself mostly living as a human. After a series of events, she finds herself in the circus of P.T. Barnum. I found the premise very interesting and overall pretty entertaining. This is mainly a tale of a woman, or mermaid, learning about love and life and what she wants for herself despite what other want for her. It was a little slow in parts, which is why I am only giving it 4/5 stars. Still a really good read, but not as fast paced as I was hoping for.
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It's October and I could not be happier! This is my favorite time of year! Cooler weather, Fall is here and that means that the holidays are right around the corner, especially Halloween! Now Halloween is not only my favorite holidays, but it is also my wedding anniversary! I am excited to be part of a Halloween themed art show later this month, here is one of my pieces that I am not taking so if you want it just drop me a line! I am also starting to think about my Halloween costume! I have no idea what I want to be but I think it's time for a new costume. What are you going as for Halloween? Drop me a note in the comments!
Earlier this month I talked a little about writing and organization and I am now figuring out what I can personally change to get my own writing more organized. First off I have developed a spreadsheet to help me track my daily and monthly writing and words. This way I can see concrete proof of what I do each month, the progress that I am making. I am going to have a spot for my blogs, am going to count the words in each project I am working, see what kind of work that I am actually doing.
I am also going to attempt to outline a little more on each of my upcoming projects. Maybe not in depth outlines, but I want to have some general scenes already worked out as I begin writing. I want to see if this helps me write more and faster. I have a day job, health issues to worry about, a husband and extended family, art, basically a busy life and I want to learn to optimize my writing time since I have so many stories that I want to get out into the world.
I am also starting to track my social media work, which is something that is indie authors need to do in order for people to discover our work. I am working on marketing more. I am trying to build towards more success. Revamping my writing and marketing processes are just one more step in bettering my life, which is my main focus for the rest of this year and beyond.
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