I have a lot to catch up here on the blog. Five days of challenges have flown by. It's funny how holidays throw off the schedule so badly for me. But then again, any change in my normal routine is detrimental for my weirdly wired brain. So I'm forcing myself back into the routine again. I apologize for the photo flood. It's going to be rough for those with slow internet.
#MayLitWrit Day 25 - Favorite Genre To Read vs To Write
For me, it's fantasy all the way. I'll pick up a sci-fi or romance novel but only if it's not too technical. I like to see more imaginative things, fanciful things, when I read. And I'm not a technical sort of person so writing a good sci-fi might be beyond my skills at this point.
#MayLitWrit Day 26 - Happy Endings or Major HeartBreak?
I like happy endings. Yes. We do not always get a happy ending in life. But I don't write reality. I write fantasy. I do want it to have some believability, though, so struggling to overcome obstacles needs to take place. How can the characters grow otherwise?
#MayLitWrit Day 27 - Favorite Writing Ambience
My favorite place to write besides at my desk is our local cafe, Cafe Mosaic Coffee House. I like the ambient noise and the music's always good. It's a bonus to have ready access to my favorite go-juice, too. :) Yea, coffee!
#MayLitWrit Day 28 - MC's Morning Routine
I had a bit of trouble with this one. I never discuss the particulars of the full morning routine for either of my main characters in OLUS. I had to think about it and come up with something I thought was a probability for both.
#MayLitWrit Day 29 - Market Your Book In Ten Words
This is always my love/hate challenge. It's a challenge because stuffing your 100,000-word story into a 5-700 word blurb is hard, much more selling it in ten. But I managed it. I think I did well. I got a rather encouraging comment on Instagram. Yea!
You may be wondering why it took me so long to get back to blogging. Well, Sunday I wasn't feeling well and I took full advantage of the holiday on Monday to just relax and take care of myself. Yesterday, I started work on a surprise project for our oldest daughter. She'll be a senior this year. Our son missed out on a lot of the normal things a high school student gets when they go through their senior year. I'm doing my best to make sure our girls don't miss out on anything they don't have to. I've always wanted to create yearbooks for them along the way but just never did it. So I'm getting it done now. Better late than never? I hope so!
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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