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    July’s Writing Theme: How Do You Stay Motivated?

    If you are like me at all right now, you’ve been struggling to write just a few words. Life gets in the way, things happen, but when you are ready to get back to it; the words just won’t come. So, for this month’s theme we are writing on how we stay motivated. It doesn’t have to be just about writing… How do you stay motivated to exercise, to get that project done, to do anything! Visit my example below and comment!!   Example: The past few months have been a real struggle for me and I alway seem to come back to the same thing to get me motivated to…

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    Events For Readers

    As an author I am alway thinking of ways to engage my readers, to give back to those who support and read my work. Well today I wanted to give you, the reader, more than just books to read. After doing a quick search, I realized there are so many events for readers and writers alike and I want to share some with you. Conferences: Title: Readers & Writers Locations: Seattle, WA & Tampa, FL Dates: July 14 (WA) & August 25 (FL) About: Meet Authors and Models from all over the world with an after party to enjoy For More Information:readerswritersevents.com Title: Penned Con Locations: St. Louis, MO Dates: Sept 20-22 About: Keynote Speakers, informative panels,…

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    My Progress so Far…

    One quarter gone… Where did the time go? We are now one quarter of the way through the year and I thought it would be a good time to review my goals and see where my progress is at. So let’s get right into it… Books Publish 3 Novels by 12/31 I would like to say that I am progressing here, but it is definitely slow going as I am in the process of revising book one of the Conquer the Darkness Series due to a publishing conflict. Book 4 is still in the editing stages due to the revision of book one Book 5 is being written, though slower…

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    Is Your Story Real?

    One of the best parts of the weekends is sitting down to spend time with my family and last weekend was no different, except we decide to do a Hobbit/LOTR (extended versions) marathon, which fried my eyes by watching TV for two days straight, but it was totally worth it! Let me tell you why: Relaxation: With the Holidays at an end, we are still feeling the fatigue of the run around. Next week I will be traveling back and fourth to my sisters house which is two hours one way to watch her kids, then back again to watch them again two weeks after. So, we decided to do…

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    My 2018 Goals

    It’s getting to be the end of the year and I’ve been working on plans for next year. While thinking of what I really wanted to do with my business and how I want to move forward with my books, I find myself realizing that my goals from last year were… well, dull. Though they fit my business there was really no depth to them and to the business itself. If I want to make writing my career, I need to be more specific and defined with my goals for my business and my books. My thoughts here are to keep myself accountable to my goals and my business by…

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    21 Ways to Beat Writer’s Block

    You never know where or when inspiration can strike, but when it doesn’t you feel as though you have lost all hope of finishing that novel you were so encouraged, excited and enthusiastically forging on to create until you hit that snag. Now you are stuck and you feel like nothing you do will inspire, encourage, influence you to continue that journey. Your characters are forever locked in limbo as you try your hardest to figure out where they are supposed to go from here. Beat Writer’s Block with suggestions below. 21 ways to beat writer’s block to forge on over the mountain! Pinterest If you are having trouble with…

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    Writing Distractions and How to Overcome Them

    There is nothing worse than sitting down to write, having everything ready; your notes, inspiration, tools and energy, to hear a notification go off or the dreaded “Mom” shouted from the next room. Distractions are part of a writer/author’s life. How we handle them and overcome them can make all the difference in having a successful writing session or not. Today I have compiled some distractions you may or may not deal with as you sit to write your next big story and how to overcome them.  Let’s get started, shall we… Comparing Yourself to Others Distraction:     You remember sitting on the couch, relaxing, reading a novel by…