NaNoWriMo – Conclusion

Welcome! I hope everyone is well.

It is the end of the month which today is the last day to complete NaNoWriMo. As a writer, it can be a struggle to write at any time.

I struggled with my writing this NaNoWriMo. I knew how I wanted my book to go and believed I had enough of a layout to make through my book.

In the mid-second week, I revamped my entire layout to add more to my book. Still, I struggled with this book.

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Now back to the task. Each day I wrote, I wanted to add adventure into my writing to give it more hype. To keep you the reader enticed.

No, it’s not totally where I want it to be. But that’s why it’s only a first draft. There will be a lot of edits, adding, and tweaking as the book becomes a final product.

To write 50,000 words in a month. Well, that is a great accomplishment. One, I finished on Saturday, November 28, 2020, at 4:58 PM. Yes, I was doing a happy dance.

Month Of December Only

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Thank you all for supporting me as an Indie Author. Now, that NaNoWriMo is over with I will get back to writing more posts.

NaNoWriMo Update #2

Welcome. I hope this post finds everyone doing well.

It’s now a couple of days over mid-month of NaNoWriMo. Yes, I am still behind on my project Dragon Quest, which is Book Three of The Elite Series. If you have been a loyal fan, you know I have changed the book title. There is a reason for this: I am looking to spin off this series to make a new series.

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Ok, back to the task at hand. I plan on working diligently through the rest of the week to get caught up. It’s my goal to be back on track by the beginning of the next week. It will be interesting to see if I can pull it off.

Thank you for stopping by. Please say, hi! I will read any comments you would like to leave. As for now, I’m off to perform a writing sprint. Maybe, just maybe, I can get out a good thousand words before it’s time to cook dinner.

Ta, ta for now. Wish me luck!

NaNoWriMo Update #1

Welcome. I hope everyone is doing well this week? It is a beautiful day today. The wind is blowing a cool breeze making it comfortable to be outside to enjoy the fresh air; this is one reason I love this time of year.

In case you didn’t know, the month of November is National Novel Writing Month. A contest to see if a novelist can write 50,000 in one month, which equals out to a whole 12,500 words a week. Now some may think no problem.

Let me tell you. It is far from easy. I am a panster when it comes to writing. To pull off the 50,000 words in NaNoWriMo, even I have to do some planning to have a guideline from beginning to end. Now, that is not to say it won’t differ from the plan.

So far, this year has not gone to plan. I am currently behind 5,000 words this week. I thought I had done enough planning in October. However, I am finding out this is not the case.

What does this mean?

Well, for one thing, there will be a lot of notes in my manuscript for me to do some research once I have gotten my 50,000 words down.

Giving Thanks!

I want to give a shout out to Bethany Atazadeh for her video “12 Tools for Writing a Novel in Word & Formatting 101: How To Format Your Novel For Self-Publishing” It has helped me with the formatting of my novel and how to put notes in my document, which is a lot easier than writing them down on paper then having to figure out where they go in my manuscript. Plus, the tools that are in Word to format your whole document without having to highlight everything. Talk about saving a lot of time.

As a new author, I make it a priority to learn as much as possible to better my craft. Even when I become a seasoned writer, I will continue to learn. One can never know enough, for the mind is always hungry.

Ok, I little warning I will do my best to keep up with the daily posts. However, I will not make any guarantees. I know I have missed one day already. As this month progress, I am sure there will be more.

Please, be safe as you go about your daily lives as the Corona Virus ramps up again. Remember to wear your mask (I know they can be suffocating), wash your hands frequently, and be mindful of distancing when you are away from home.

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Indie Author’s Day

Today we are celebrating Indie-Author day.

As an Indie-Author it can be hard to have a successful career especially when they are brand new. It is a lot to learn the ropes, which is hard enough then to add marketing on top of it well it can feel as if you are drowning in a bottomless pool.

So, I hope you will take some time today to support Indie-Author’s like me. Currently, I have one book published Dragon Fusion. Next, year Dragon Squad will be launched.

Each year, libraries and organizations around the world welcome local indie authors, writers, and their communties in f or a day of education, networking, mingling, writing, open mics, panels, and so much more.

Please, check out My Books the eBook is only $3.99, the eBook is $14.99 and you can even get a Signed-Author Copy, which makes a great Christmas Gift.

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The Elite Series Book Two – Cover Reveal

Ok, before I get into all the useful juicy details about the new book cover.

If you have not gotten your eBook copy of The Elite Series Book One – Dragon Fusion. Now is the time for $3.99.

Yes, that’s right, Book One – Dragon Fusion eBook will be going on sale for $.99 available on Black Friday through Cyber week. Don’t let this opportunity pass. It would make a great Christmas gift.

Now, Book Two – Dragon Squad.

To celebrate the national novel writing month. I chose to share with you Book Two – Dragon Squad cover reveal.

Yes, you are right Book Two – Dragon Squad will be on pre-order for $3.99 by the end of the month. Make sure you pre-order your copy.

  • The battle of the Giants proved to El they could not do this alone. If they want to survive, what she feared was coming. They would need help—approval required from the Queen to create a magic army called Dragon Squad.
  • Now, with the Dragon Squad in turmoil, will they band together as they search for clues to El’s disappearance?
  • A turn of events, death now at their doorstep, as the enemy lurks within the shadow of their ranks.
  • Will the leaders band together to save Pangusy, or will fear rule them to a discussion they’d soon regret?

Are you ready to see the cover?

Of course, you are the reason you are here.

Well, here you go?

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My Writing Journey

Welcome, it has been a little over a year since I started on the journey of my blog site. I have to say thank you to all that have followed, liked, and commented. You have inspired me to continue to move forward with these posts.

Even some of you have supported me in my career as an Author. I greatly appreciate it. I have to say it has been a struggle. For anyone that thinks writing a good book is easy. I am proof to tell you it is not. It is a lot of hard work, especially when you are an Indie Author.

Why? Good question, wherein traditional publishing helps you with all the steps that need to be taken to get the book published and noticed. Yes, I mean help with some of the marketing side. As an Indie Author, if all falls on the Indie Author to do everything. If one has the money, they can outsource some of the duties. Otherwise, the Indie Author has a full plate to make their career successful.

This year has had a lot of ups and down, besides the Covid-19 virus. It was a sad time when we lost my Mother-in-Law. May she rest in peace. Plus, one of my favorite actors of all time Sean Connery. The bad reviews I got, which I am thankful for it helped me to understand what I did wrong. I have since fixed. Yes, I hope to get all the errors out with the first book, so when I move on to the second, it flows more smoothly.

Yes, this did put Book Two – Dragon Squad behind my schedule. However, I am now back on Dragon Squad, has it planned to Launch on February 28, 2021, my birthday. In support of this, I have put Dragon Fusion on sale. Dragon Squad will be up for pre-sale in a couple of weeks. I will let you know the exact date.

Some other things for you to watch for will be the Reveal of Book Two Book Cover. Also, I will be holding several virtual online book signing of Dragon Fusion Paperback. We will have prizes. All this will take place in November.

One more thing, I almost forgot to mention. When Dragon Squad goes up for Presale, anyone that buys a book before the launch day will go into a pot for a drawing to win a tremendous gift on the day of Launch. Yes, if you buy more than one, you get an entry for each one. I will reveal the prize on Launch Day.

I am excited we are going to have some fun, as you can tell. So if you don’t want to miss any of these wonders dates, please sign up for my email so you will get a notification. As some of you know, depending on how the algorithm is working will depend if you get to see these such post on a particular platform.

If you liked this post, please like and share to get the word out to all. I hope to see you soon.

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Doom’s Day – Election Day!

Welcome, today is election day.

Yes, I know the last thing you want to do is stand in those long lines with all the people to fill out the ballet.

You might be wondering, is it even worth it?

Well, the only way to find out is to have your voice heard.

I have to say. I believe this year’s election is going to be an interesting, long, drawn-out one. There is so much of a division within our country. Plus, the fear of outside influences doesn’t help matters. Don’t get me wrong. I am not saying that it may or may not happen. It is sad, we stand divided right now, but if a tragedy occurred from abroad, we would unite as a Nation. Why can’t we come together as a Nation without a tragic event such as 9/11 to unite us as a country?

The reason I called this blog post-Doom’s Day? Because it’s the way, I feel. Never before have I felt an election could make or break our country like this one.

All I can say is I pray both parties can resolve their conflict quickly so we can get back to taking care of our economy, which will lead to taking care of the people within this country.

It is sad our country is broke. Think about it as you sit down to do your monthly budget for personal or business. Never in your wildest dreams would you allow yourself to become 24 Trillion dollars in debt because you would be bankrupt before that happened. In knowing this, you would cut your budget to get it to meet the budget.

If we don’t bring the manufacturing jobs back home to the United States, we as a country won’t survive. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure this out. The budget needs to be cut drastically.

I know I will piss off a lot of higher-ups. But their salaries need to be the first to be slashed. The American people are living off far less. If we can do it, so can you. Yes, you are apart of our government. However, you put on your pants the same way we do. We make this country as a whole.

We, the people, need to hold our government to the standards the rest of us live by. They get paid an enormous amount while we the people are barely scraping by. The money needs to help pay down the debt caused by the massive printing of money, lowering the value of the dollar.

America used to be self-preserving. We need to become so again. I got in a fight with a younger gentleman on social media because he wanted the minimum wage to go up. I instructed him every time the minimum wage went up, so did everything else across the board (housing, rent, food, utilities, and gas). It didn’t help anyone. The only thing that will help this situation is to lower the cost of living.

I fear for the fate of our country. Please, have a blessed day!

Covid-19 Update

Well, here in Texas, we have seen a spike in the number of cases. As of now, we have 242,007 cases.

This past weekend we went to the local store near our house. When we went inside, it had become the norm for people to wear no masks. However, this time everyone in the store had a on a mask.

The store was even busier than usual. One employee in the store she had to call in help for the line was longer than I have ever seen it before.

As the case rises, I fear we will be in for lockdowns again. It was nice to have somewhat of normal freedom. I hope we can maintain our freedom by wearing masks.

Good friends of ours are now in quarantine because they had some people over to visit who end up quarantined.

Now, my husband is sick. I am praying he doesn’t have the virus, and it’s just a cold.

When you decide to go out of your house, please take precautions to protect yourself and your family. Be safe!

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What is National Novel Writing Month?

Yes, today is the first day of November, marking the beginning of NaNoWriMo, which means we have roughly 30-days to write 50,000 words.

Are you participating in this challenge?

If you are, I hope you have all your notes, research, and other stuff together you have planned out that way, you’ll have no trouble making your challenge become a reality.

By some chance, you have not gotten everything together. Fear not. You still have time. Start with what you have run with it and strive to achieve that goal. You can do it.

As we go through this month, I will be posting periodic updates on how well I am achieving my goal. I encourage all participating to drop a line below in the comments below about you are fairing with this challenge.

This is a time when writers come together. We help each other with inspiring words plus encourage to write more. So as to make our goals.

In completing this challenge, we are that much closer to having one more book almost finished for our awaiting fans that are drooling for the next release.

Good luck to all my fellow authors.

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Fright Night!

Yes, tonight is Fright Night. So you better be careful and look around each corner as you walk down the road because you never know what might be hiding on the other side.

You might be stalked by something mysterious in the shadows behind you. It could be a ghoul, goblin, vampire, witch, werewolf, monster, or ghost.

Make sure you have plenty of light with you so you can see what is sneaking up on you. Is it a child in a costume, or is it an actual creature of the night?

One prominent place you might want to avoid is the cemeteries. Forsyth zombies come alive, and they will be stalking about out for fresh brains. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to become one of the creepy, creepy zombies.

The thing you want to do is hit every house with a light on. So, you can collect all the wonderful candy. But you want to make sure to check your candy. To make sure there are no puncture holes in it, or you will be sick if not dead.

Delicious candy in hand. You might want to eat only a few pieces at a time. Otherwise, you’ll end up with a massive belly ache.

As you venture out of your home this Halloween night, remember to be safe from all the freight that might happen this very night.

Happy Holloween, my ghoulish friends.

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