Thursday, January 12, 2017

Storystorm Part 1: Are you participating?

I don't know if you heard, but Tara Lazar's #PiBoIdMo was transformed into #storystorm

and in January 2017 authors all over the world (including moi) are attempting to come up with a new story idea every single day. That's a lot of creativity.  We're about halfway through the month, and I will will be sharing a few of my ideas in a later post, but I wanted to see who else I know is participating and encourage others to jump in on the creative brain stewing, even if the official registration is closed.

Even if you only get 

ideas, that's more than you had on December 31st. 

And who knows where those ideas will lead you?

A Desert

Or a Rainforest

Or a neighbor's yard

Or outer space.

Or just finish that other idea you had!

Tell me if you're participating and the fun idea you're most excited about so far, or just share about other projects your working on. I'd love to hear from you in the comments below or via email.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

New Year, New Words, and a New Perspective + A #QueryHelper Giveaway!

It's week two of 2017. So far I have....

Worked, shoveled snow, cut firewood, and drove my new truck a lot....


Mentally written some....

And edited very little.

But its all perspective.


I've connected with over 400 people since NANO ended on November 30th. 

Hi you all and thank you...

to those of your that participated in the NANO blog hop hosted by Raimey Gallant. I'm happy to read your words and know you may be reading mine!

I've connected with my daughters at the expense of some computer and TV time, and those memories are invaluable.

Recently I've learned...

As with some other things, less words can have more impact.

Hard work pays off.

Being Organized has perks
(sometimes, let's not get crazy with the sticky notes and folder tabs!)

So I promise my readers this year my blogs will be...

Short, Impactful, and Valuable

And hopefully some good news of publication will be in there too!

Let's start 2017 off "write" with a #QueryHelper Critique Giveaway just for NANO 2016 participants!
(As promised in November, and yes I know that was six weeks ago.)

Please comment with your NANO username, what you'd like like to know more about from my blog, how best to connect with you if you win, and what word project you're working on right now. Winner will be chosen at on JANUARY 31st, 2017! Please share on your social media profiles!