Monday, October 26, 2020

Podcast, Podcats, and Gearing up for NaNoWriMo

On this edition of what is going on in my world, I present to you: ALL OF THE THINGS.

The husbandperson and I have created a Podcast on creativity. We've been having morning discussions on our creative lives to keep the levity in a downright horrid environment. It's been helping both of us clear our heads, and we've been enjoying the discussions so much that we decided to have more formal discussions every two weeks in the form of a podcast (which features some podcats - har har har, I'm hilarious). 

You can find the Write / Sound on Apple, Spotify, Overcast, and of course the Buzzsprout website that the husbandperson found for hosting. We have three episodes live so far. The first one is about titles, the second about comfort and discomfort, and finally the latest episode on creative influences. Check it out!

I am also gearing up for NaNoWriMo again this year! This will be my 10th year participating! I started in 2011 (year one) and have been consistent in participation. This year, I will be writing Frozen Over, a YA Horror with a little flair of post-apocalyptic chaos. 

Who is joining me on NaNoWriMo 2020? I want to cheer lead you! 

Enjoy the playlist for the novel below!

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Vlog: On idea emulation and creating Hipstopia

I've talked about Hipstopia in the past, but this episode of the vlog focus on emulating ideas and creating something new out of your own style and personal experiences from those ideas.

I'll be doing a few more of these episodes as I get back into the swing of writing! 

Also, I joined the masses and created a because I now have two books on Wattpad, my books available to purchase, and my website that I wanted to like to. If you are interested in any work, you can check it out there!

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Playlists Released and Fun Trivia: Rios - a Wattpad story

Hey, all! The cover for Rios is finally here, as are the playlists for Jeremy and Marcus. Everything is going to drop as a free read over on Wattpad! Check out the playlists and brief history of how Rios came to be now!

The stunning cover is below. I am vastly excited for the opportunity to share this story with all of you. Get ready for some fun, it's going to be a wild ride.

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Coming Soon to Wattpad

No official date yet, but I am excited to announce that Rios is getting a major overhaul and will be posted for free to Wattpad! More details to come with a cover reveal and upcoming dates for the first few chapters to be posted.

I also have two delicious playlists for the characters.

I am very excited to revamp Jeremy, Marcus, and Trixy's story, and I'm even more excited that I get to share the new cover (is dark and lovely and I would totally marry it if I wasn't already committed to my partner). The playlists are perfect for each character, but they are a bit weird and out there (which is part of why I love Jeremy, Marcus, and Trixy so much).

If you all remember these three at all, Marcus has this incredible creep-factor now, as a two hundred year old vampire stuck in a 17 year old's body should be. He's also a main character with two perspectives.

Jeremy's PTSD after the wolf attack takes center stage. His character uses humor and sarcasm as a shield.

And Trixy gets introduced later, with almost deadly consequences.

Cover reveal and playlist reveals coming before the Wattpad release, so stay tuned! 

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Carter Ortese is Trouble And Life Update

Hello, friends! Did you miss me?

Here's the brief update on my writing:
  • I finished Carter Ortese is Trouble, which is a free read on Wattpad. I do intend to edit it another couple of times and publish it as a paperback and ebook, but this is will happen likely by February 2021.

  • There are three (THREE) titles that are now ready to be shopped for an agent. I will spend the rest of 2020 finalizing the queries and shopping these to see what happens.

  • I got a fancy new mechanical keyboard that makes all the clicky-clack sounds and it is marvelously annoying and invigorating at the same time.

  • I revamped the blog! You can see my face now! It's kind of weird, but also kind of cool.
Here's a brief update on personal thoughts:

I am incredibly angry, frustrated, and sad. Black Lives Matter. Educate yourself, read Black authors, read diverse books. The system is broken. Listen to one of the many social activists who will better share this information than I will. I'm sharing ideas and stories in my Instagram stories to try to keep my followers up to date with what I'm learning and my own journey to becoming better.

Instead of uniting the country under the idea of us coming together to beat the coronavirus, the powers that be chose to make our health a bipartisan issue and more people continue to lose their lives. I am lucky enough to live in a place that treated the virus very seriously, but a lot of my family are located in those hot spots, and I continue to worry about them on a daily basis.

I am anxious and filled with dread over what else will happen this year.

But ... I am diving back into creating. This is where I feel whole, this is where I know who I am, this is where I thrive. And I hope all of you out there have something to make you thrive at this time, because it is tumultuous out there.

I've also created a fantastic Electric Swing 2020s Playlist, so at least there is some good swing music for the new 20s.