This blog feels neglected and I have tried to understand why it is so difficult for me to write for this blog. For one thing, this was meant to be a group project of writing advice and writing events. But that never took off.
I still have thousands of posts reblogged and collected on my tumblr but replicating that kind of resource on this blog would be more work than one little human here can manage. If you’re interested in writing advice, look at my tag page. As I always say when I come across questions: “I have a tag for that!”
Another thing I could use this site for is as an author page. But that doesn’t really work, does it? It doesn’t have my name in the URL and the title is misleading. I started a blog for me with my author name but it’s not exactly alive yet.
Once that lives, I’ll move Tempting The Dragon over there and continue it from there. This site will see the occasional update about writing and I still hope to convince someone to do it with me but it won’t become a collection of writing advice. I have my tumblr for that.
I’ll still link to all the projects I’m doing, like the fairytale anthology and the erotica short piece I wrote. And when I’m finally done with designing my plotting workshop, it will go up here too.
I had an idea to combine all the things I have learned about plotting and make a plotting workshop with videos and text-chats over Discord but I realized — video is very much not my medium.
So I’m reworking that idea into blogposts and pictures. Stay tuned!
Yes, it’s Camp NaNoWriMo time for April and I’m getting back into writing!
Wait a minute… *pulls out spreadsheet* there is no “going back to” because I did write!
I wrote 10290 words in March! That may not be much for some people but it’s still nothing to sneeze on. Especially with all the other stuff that is going on daily in my life.
I can only recommend to keep a spreadsheet or a page in a notebook to write down what you do for your craft every day.It may be a sheet full of plotting and ideas, a blog post, or a page of glittering dialogue — all of it counts. Even that sketch for the cover or the character you would love to see one day, it counts. I named my spreadsheet “Creativity” and I’m putting everything in there.
It’s important to encourage ourselves. Too easily we forget what we did and how much we do every day. It all counts.
Can you believe it’s already Februar? Can you believe that it’s almost March? I feel like I’m desperately running after everything this year. I need everything and everyone to stop for a week to give me a chance to catch up.
I’m still writing. Not as much as I want, on many days I’m not even hitting my 960 words that lend themselves to the title of this blog and my tumblr back in the day. But I am writing and I really don’t want to beat myself up anymore over not meeting a goal that was arbitrary anyway.
Currently I’m trying to tie up and finish a few WIPs, original fiction and fanfiction. I have not forgotten Tempting The Dragon, I’m just… I’m a bit hesitant with it because it has developed in some White Saviour trope and we don’t want that, do we? See, that’s the problem if you post in-progress stories, you end up with a mess in your head as you try to balance it all out before you publish the next chapter.
Another thing that I’m kind of working on is a self-taught-writer-workshop. I’ve looked at many online classes and writer workshops but I can’t really afford them. But I’m thinking of setting up a writing workshop with the free resources I know about and putting it all together on a server on Discord. A weekly schedule, homework and discussions about videos we all watched or blog posts we’ve read. I’m still working on that and will make an announcement when I have something.
So that’s it for me for now.
Little reminder: you can still read an erotic romance story with a lady alien with a tail and her human boyfriend trying to have sex in Zero G by yours truly in this book myBook.to/redhots
See you again soon and keep on writing.