Taking a step…

So, I took a big step recently and finally went about sending in some letters and submissions to various places.  I have a few pieces of writing that I have been working on and were ready, so I sent them and now the waiting game begins.  One is romantic comedy, another is horror, and the other is dystopian.  All three are short stories and I did get a bite back on one of them and that looks promising!

I am working on a dystopian piece that I really like and I hoping to finish that soon.  After editing, that will be my next manuscript to shop around.

I took a class this last semester that truly helped with the motivation.  Let’s face it, the last couple of years have been pretty rotten and there has been no motivation to write.  But this was a great group of students and the sharing nature of them and the class really helped.  Some of the specific assignments really spoke to me, both in topic and technique, and that has been invaluable.  I am crossing my fingers that this helps me get started with what I have wanted to do for a very long time!

I have also created an author site, although it isn’t live yet.  That was actually the product of another class this semester.  I like it, but I am not ready to send it live yet.  But the link will be here when I do make it live.  I am going to purchase a separate domain for that when the time comes.  A little sneak peek screenshot of the splash page…

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30 Days of Lists: Day 17

Today’s list is about our desks.  In my house, that is Command Central.  It is where I craft, where I study, where I write, where I do everything I need to do to keep this family on point.  And since my desk is a repurposed dining room table that used to seat 6, it means a lot of room for stuff!

D14 List 17 - On my desk today

Credit:  Oh, My Geekness kit by Colie’s Corner, purchased from Ginger Scraps

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30 Days of Lists: Days 13-15

Playing a little catch-up this Monday morning!  It’s been a long weekend of baking and just indulging in some much needed down time!

D14 List 13 - Current Soundtrack

Credit:  He’s Making a List kit by Little Rad Trio, purchased from Ginger Scraps

Day13

 

My youngest son is obsessed with “The Hanging Tree” by Jennifer Lawrence on the Mockingjay soundtrack, so I have been hearing a lot of that!  And Sir Christopher Lee… he ROCKS!  For those that are not LoTR nerds like me, he is 92 and is the actor that played Saruman.  He also just released his latest Christmas music on iTunes… heavy metal style!  I love him!  And Israel is one of my favorite Hawaiian musicians that really bring me back to the islands.

D14 List 14 - On my nightstand

Credit:  Pretty as a Peacock by Keystone Scraps, purchased at Ginger Scraps

Day14

 

My husband laughs at me because I have a very specific setup for my nightstand at night!!

D14 List 15 - Out my window

Credit:  My Favorite Brew kit by Aprilisa Designs, purchased from Ginger Scraps

Day15

This was my view this morning as I sipped my morning coffee.  I love my mountains!