Mid Year Check In

I realized while looking back at my past posts that I started this blog near the beginning of the year. While I remember some of my New Year Writer Resolution’s I never wrote them down.

Being in the military means I have learned to be VERY goal oriented. Writing things down and checking them off helps inspire me and reminds me I’m working towards something. So below are my writing goals for the year and how I’m progressing so far!

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Writing While You Travel

I’ve just come back from a long trip to Japan and getting over the inevitable post-travel flu. Bleh. But while I was there I still needed to keep up with my homework AND one of my critique partners sent me her notes on my manuscript. So I was chipping away at that. So a post about writing while traveling seems appropriate.

As writers, we often use every excuse possible for why we didn’t get our word counts in. I have to work out. I work a full-time job. I’m on vacation. Believe me, these are the thoughts that consume me ALL THE TIME. Especially when the full-time job sends me on trips.

For some writers, traveling is a dreaded word, because you just know you’re not going to get any work done. At the same time a good number of authors I follow travel all the time and still manage to write a book every year. Time management is important but also you need to figure out how to make traveling work for you.

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The Long Road to Revision

This blog entry is brought to you from someone just coming out of the revision cave.

I never thought this day would come. When I finished the first draft of my current project  I wasn’t excited, because I knew what came next. The reread, the rewrite, the revision. All those sections where I had skipped description, flaked on dialogue and used the same cliché lines over and over. They were coming back to haunt me.

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Tweeting and Writing

A year ago I wasn’t a big twitter user. I didn’t know how to utilize it and I didn’t really understand how it would benefit me. Now the twitter addiction is strong. Believe it or not as an aspiring writer, established writer, and even just a reader twitter can be the best way for you to get to know your favorite authors and get the latest news on what is happening in the industry.

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Historical LGBT Books That Inspire Me!

Happy Pride Month everyone! Now is the perfect time to recommend some of my favorite LGBTQ historical books.

I have a deep love for historical LGBTQ books, mostly because they show that queer people have existed since the dawn of time and I find different eras posed their own unique problems that are different contemporary queer romance . While there are a lot of ones that take place in England I’ve made sure to start with some different time periods and different countries first.

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