Hullo, my friends!!
It's been a long time, hasn't it? To be honest, I wouldn't be too surprised if you've all forgotten about me. But here I am again. To give a quick update: I am in my second year at a Christian-ministry orientated Bible institute in the middle of the woods of Michigan. I'm not only attending college here, but I also work at the Christian camp and am involved in many community outreaches as well.
Some writing-related things from the past year:
--Being in America allows me to get a LOT of books. And have I been doing that? Yes indeed. Books galore I don't even have room for them all. That leads me to mention the amazing opportunity to read, read, read. From classics like Jane Eyre to nonfiction in class, I have been taking in a lot of words and totally loving it.
--I have been able to revamp my website (please notice the green, lol) as well as improve my Instagram and really get into that. From stories to a new filter to frequent posting and lots of fun interaction... Instagram is my absolute favorite social media and you should totally join me over there.
--This past year has been absolutely jam-packed with real-life experiences that have helped me grow as a person as well as an author. I spent a week in New York, I've worked retail in a crazy camp setting, I've made coffee drinks, I've navigated all kinds of friendships and learned from them, and best of all, I met my all-time favorite guy. The world for me is constantly changing and expanding and I'm always in a state of learning and that is something that has vastly improved not only my outlook on life but also on writing and my business.
--Now for the sad news-- my first November as a college student (2017) I totally failed at NaNoWriMo. Between studies, classes, work and being sick, I hardly wrote anything. But instead of being disappointed (I mean, I lost a streak of five winning years), I decided to look at it positively-- at least I wrote a few thousand words-- and get ideas for how to make next time successful. ;)
So that said, I'm jumping back into the writing/blogging world as much as possible, and I can't wait to be back in the swing of things with y'all! I'm planning a few blog-series, and I'm also going to do a bit of major revamping on some old posts. I'll be republishing them here on the blog-- just updated and made a hundred times better. :)
But to start us out, let's check out a quick round-up I put together for you!
- How to Write Gray Characters and Borderline Villains
- What To Do with Your Old Writings
- How to Keep Your Author's Voice Consistent Across Genres
- Self Publishing Vs Traditional And What's Best For You
- Color Coded Editing-- A Creative and Organized Way To Edit Your Novel
- How To Use the MBTI Method To Create Richer Characters
- Top Ten Ways to Get Writing Inspiration
- How to Banish Your Inner Critic-- And Why You Should On Your First Draft
- A 10K Writing Day-- Why It's Great and How to Survive It
- Epic BookBug Character Workbook and Guide
That's a wrap, guys! Have a lovely day and drop a comment sharing what YOU learned in the last year about writing or publishing!