Very quickly, I have to say my biggest writing win this month didn't have much to do with writing. I'm most excited about how my maps are coming out.
#WIPjoy Day 30 - Your Best Writing Win This Month
This month just flew by! I'm not really ready for August just yet. School planning is finally underway and I'm tossing around the idea of getting my school blog going again. I will probably post weekly there. I don't think I could post daily on both blogs. Do any of you have more than one blog or vlog which you update daily? How many of you have a family, too? And of those, how many teach your children at home? (These are rhetorical questions. Please do not raise your hands. :D )
Starting on August 27th, I'm going to start scheduling my posts so I can write them whenever I have a spare moment. I hate having to change up the schedule that's actually been working for me, but with the curriculum change, the schedule must be changed to match. I'll figure it out. I always do.
Read on to find out more about my current writing challenge and the new ones I'll be starting August 1st.
I'm playing catch-up again on my blog. I managed to post my response to yesterday's challenge. But my daughter and I got lost wading through all the scholarship opportunities (for the second time) that don't apply to her. <wry grin> There were a few that might, though. I honestly can't believe it's so hard to find them. And grants are even harder to dig out. But I'm a firm believer that God provides what we need. He has never failed me yet. Continue reading to see my responses to the last two challenge days.
Mail Chimp is the site I use for my newsletter. They have their own GDPR compliance forms which makes it easier for me. To sign up for my newsletter, you must use the pop up box or the form in the footer. If you have a pop-up blocker installed, scroll to the bottom of any page on my site to use the sign up form. I will no longer be signing up individual email addresses myself. Not only do I not have the time, I want both you, The Subscriber, and me, The Author, to be protected. My wish is for everyone who visits this site to enjoy their time here. Thanks for your support! Read on to see my responses to Monday and Tuesday's challenges.
Ugh. I don't like 'failing' at anything. I guess no one does. But if you look at failure from a different perspective, it become a jumping off point for self-improvement. I skipped day 20 of the #WIPjoy challenge, mainly because of time, but also for personal reasons. I'll share a lot of things online, but I don't know. Writing about a therapy session where my characters analyze me? <wry grin> I have no idea how that would go and I didn't have the time that day to be certain it was revised and edited. So...continuing on...Days 21-22 are presented below. (Also, I'm behind on the challenge schedule, so you can expect two pix tomorrow.)
This week's challenges have all been about the characters, protagonists and antagonists alike. I've enjoyed digging a little deeper into their backgrounds and getting to know them better. These two are pretty self-explanatory so I won't be writing much in this post. I'm still hard at work on creating those maps. And there's so much that I still need to accomplish before October 1st. I'm brainstorming a giveaway, so please look forward to that. If you already follow me on DeviantArt, you'll be able to see the artwork I've completed as soon as I post it. I'm also going to be adding some of that artwork to my Zazzle merch. Busy times ahead! I'll keep you all posted at each accomplishment.
Yesterday, our internet signal was terrible. I couldn't blog. I could barely run facebook in the morning and not at all in the evening. It's frustrating when that happens...but at the same time, I accomplished some other things I needed to get done. Wanna know more? Click 'read more' to see where I am in my journey.
Short post today! Yesterday, the challenge was to tell about our MC's childhood summers. Since my world is pretty different from American life, and the Genzet clan is fairly rigid concerning duty and responsibility, there's not a lot to say about how any of the summer activities would be different from other times of the sun-cycle, unless it was some weather related activity. So that's kinda the point I worked from to come up with this.
Sorry for the short post. I'm running short of time today.
I've been in a slump for two weeks. It's terrible and it's a recurring theme. I don't want to stop writing so I need to pick it back up, even if I don't feel like it. And I need to work on my maps some more. I feel like there's more I can do to make them more of a match to the story. But map-making isn't writing and I need to write. Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers because I'm having a tough time right now. Read on to see how I responded to the weekend challenges.
Life has been interesting this month. Not only am I working on two versions of a world map (b/w & color), I'm also fighting some kind of joint irritation, one of my good friends passed away too soon, and I have two books needing some form of revision/editing.
Melody Kittles writes fantasy fiction under the name Robin McElveen. She loves God, her family, the arts, a warm cup of coffee or tea, visiting friends, and collecting coffee & Pusheen items.
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