No featured blog this week, but I will let you all in on some nonsense.
The blogging tribe idea has gotten a very slow start. We’re all trying to hold onto our enthusiasm, I think. My work schedule has included far too many 10-our shifts for my liking, so it’s been hard to really kick things into high gear on my end. In all straight up honesty, I can’t wait to move back to MA. Firehouse is draining me of anything that brings me even the faintest bit of joy.
On the up side, I plan to be back in Massachusetts by March. I’m either taking up bartending or hairdressing, I haven’t decided which, but both look like some measure of fun, even if it’s only to find out I’m terrible at one or both. I need to keep writing, and that’s been a bit of an issue lately. I’ve been working at some flash fiction pieces that I’ll share soon, as well as some character creation. In another realm of things, I’m getting myself situated with making candles and beauty products. My new shop, The Midnight Magpie, will be open online hopefully within the month.
I know, I’ve got my hands in a lot of different pots right now, but I really need to find some measure of happiness in my life before I go completely insane.
On that note, expect a Flash Fiction piece on Wednesday, featuring a new character. In fact, the next two weeks will feature brand new characters! Yay!
Okay, enjoy your Monday.
With the G&L 2nd Anniversary on the horizon, I’d like to announce that, along with the anniversary writing contest, my blog will be sustaining an overhaul. I still haven’t decided whether or not I will change the layout, but there will definitely be a new post schedule! And my plan for the 22nd? GogglesandLace.Wordpress.com will (hopefully) just be GogglesandLace.com! Excitement!
I’m still calling for submissions, everyone, so don’t forget to send me a short story for the promo contest! Read more about it!
Also, if you feel up to it, I’ll be Livestreaming progress on the new series due out sometime in April tonight. 8pm EST at www.livestream.com/kitwrites, keep me company! Ask questions! Better yet, suggest a title! Haha. Looking forward to chatting with all of you!
Salut! So, some of you must be wondering what happened to my posts for the last week and a half. WordPress decided that it won’t post my scheduled posts in full. The post text is deleted and replaced with my initial draft line, like the post was never saved. So, I apologize for any emails that didn’t link to posts. I think I have it under control. To rectify the situation, both of the last two Writing Life posts will be posted this weekend.
LfBH will now be posted bi-weekly. I can’t keep up with the volume and quality, and if I want to have less editing work later, I need to put the time in to make sure each post is up to standard. The next LfBH installment will go up on Monday, October 24. I know, it’s a long time from now, but I’m plotting a NaNo novel, and editing the hell out of the first 13 chapters of LfBH. So, wish me luck. =]
Now, for the writing prompt!
Write a scene in which a lie lands yourself or your character into a pot of hot water!
It’s been a busy summer, folks! But I’m back at home at my desk, G&L HQ, and ready to throw myself back into my work. So, here’s the run down:
- Tomorrow, you’re getting Letters from Blackford Hill Part 12. It’s going to look familiar to some of you. <3 I hope it brings back fond memories of the beginning of LfBH, because it certainly did for me.
- Wednesday, Writing Life is back on track with a brandy-new post on clustering! The how-tos and the whys are hopefully answered. <3
- Thursday is a special day at G&L! For those of you unfamiliar with the Speak Out with Your Geek Out movement, I urge you all to check out the Facebook event page. It urges the geek community to embrace its geekiness! Let us all blog about our favorite geeky activities! Share them with the world! So, any day from Sept. 12 – 16, blog about your geeky hobbies, and Speak Out with Your Geek Out! Thursday is G&L’s day. =P Enjoy.
- Friday is another scheduled writing prompt. I hope these are helping you guys out! You’re all still welcome to share the pieces spawned by the writing prompts, and I’ll link them in the post! <3
I’m working very hard to get back on track, and three of the four above posts are already written and scheduled, so NO MORE FALSE PROMISES!
Speaking of false promises, does everyone remember when I promised you all a G&L e book exclusive? I’ve been working on it, and I’ll be releasing it on Tuesday, Sept. 20th. Everyone who has subscribed since May will receive a .pdf or .epub (other formats available upon request) ebook of exclusive G&L fiction! The offer continues until October 31st, so if you haven’t subscribed and want the fiction that isn’t posted here, subscribe to the blog! =]
One more thing! Letters from Blackford Hill has been plotted to the end. When it’s finished, I’ll leave it up on G&L while I edit, and when that’s done, it’s coming down. LfBH will then be available on Lulu in ebook format… possibly in print, I haven’t decided. What do you think?
Inkwell Imaginings, the writing group I began in Massachusetts, with the lovely Jessi of A BA in BS, now has a sister group in Jacksonville, FL. And a website. <3 Progress!
Anyway! I’m back! I missed you all! And I’m eager to be posting again!
I know, I know, I’m awful this month. Camp NaNoWriMo has completely consumed my soul. Though, I have to say, it’s coming into the end of week 2, and I’m still hopelessly in love with my story. <3
Good news, though! Next Wednesday, G&L is hosting a bitchin’ guest post by Jessi from A BA in BA! And it’s going to be spiffy. Writing Life is happy to have her, so get psyched, people!
Tomorrow is writing exercise day, and I have one planned, so you won’t be entirely without posts this month. =]
Love you all! Iamsofreakintired. ._.;
Salut, kids! I know today is LfBH day, but I’ve been a bit busy. Camp NaNoWriMo starts in three days, and I’ve been working hard on my project. It’s currently untitled, but it’s going to be big, much bigger than I’ve written in the past. In fact, it might even take up the entire two months of Camp NaNoWriMo. So, here’s a list of what’s going to happen at G&L over the course of July and August:
- Letters from Blackford Hill and Talion will be bi-weekly, with LfBH posting on July 4th and 18th and August 1st, 15th and 29th, and Talion posting July 9th and 23rd and August 6th and 20th.
- Wednesdays will still be highlighting Writing Life, probably surrounding Camp NaNo. We’ll see. I may bump it to bi-weekly as well, if my project turns into too much to handle.
- I’ll still be posting writing prompts on Fridays for everyone who isn’t taking part in Camp NaNo.
So, there you have it. <3 LfBH will be late this week. I’ll post it tomorrow. If you have any questions, feel free to visit my Contact page and send them my way.
Anyone else taking part in NaNoWriMo’s first-ever summer event?
Salut! I know I’ve been plugging this quite a bit, but I’m finishing up a few more fiction pieces for my ebook exclusive offer. So, if you like my fiction, and want a free ebook containing three pieces of fiction straight from G&L, two unreleased Letters from Blackford Hill installments, and two pieces of original unreleased flash fiction, subscribe to us! If you’re already subscribed and want the ebook, refer someone to G&L, and, using my Contact page, tell me who you referred! You’ll both get a copy. =]
More information on this offer!
Not sure how to subscribe? On the Home page, in the left-hand column, under “Follow the Adventure!” click “Sign me up!” If you don’t have a WordPress account, you’ll have to input your email address. =]
Also, after much toiling and upset, I’ve finally launched the first installment of Talion. It will now update every Saturday. Good news, yes? Feedback is always appreciated, so don’t be shy! Letters from Blackford Hill is still on schedule for Monday. =]
Wednesday will be G&L’s first entry for “Writing Life,” a set of articles designed to help and encourage aspiring writers wrestling with their craft within the confines of “Every Day Life.” I hope you all enjoy the series, and if you have questions or issues you’d like addressed, don’t hesitate to send them my way!
<3 Enjoy what’s left of your Sunday. =]
Filed under Life, Writing
Remember on the 18th, when I posted this:
I’m currently working on a small compilation of short stories, both from the G&L archives and fresh from my brain, to put together into an e-book. This very spiffy e-book will be offered to all new subscribers between today and October 31st. BUT THAT’S NOT ALL! My current subscribers still have the opportunity to receive my spiffy (as-yet-incomplete) e-book as well! All you have to do is refer a friend to G&L, have them sign up for email subscription to the blog, and message me with their email address. =] You can use any of the media listed on my Contact Page to do this. I’m hoping to have the e-book completed within the month. I’ll keep tabs on everyone who subscribes between now and then, and email the e-book out as soon as it’s finished.
WELL! The first three stories have been chosen for the e-book, and I have three more in the works. I’m hoping to have a total of eight flash fiction pieces in total. The book will be in ePub format, and I’ll be sending it out as an email attachment before June 18th.
***ANOTHER NOTE: I will never, ever share your email address or send you unwanted messages or spam. I will use the email address that WordPress provides to send your e-book, and that’s it. After that, they’ll just be automated messages letting you know when I post content. You ABSOLUTELY have my word.***
Once again, if there’s specific content you’d like to see in the exclusive (more fantasy, sci fi, slash, etc), feel free to contact me!
Also,chapters 1 – 3 of Ossuarium are going to be removed from G&L on June 1st, so if you have any desire to read it, better get it in now. ^^ Head on over to the Fiction page before it’s too late!