Bi-Monthly Goals • July & August

Pre-accident (see previous post), I had been watching a lot of “AuthorTube” videos, specifically early videos of Natalia Leigh and Kristen Martin. They were the first writers I stumbled over on YouTube and started watching. I thought it would be a great way to try and re-inspire my writer brain during the initial grieving process. It had become extremely hard to write very fast after the loss of someone very special to me, and I had been on such a roll with things. Well Kristen used to do these bi-monthly goal videos. She would make a list of goals, share them in a video and when two month was up she’d go over what she succeeded or failed at doing. She would only consider herself a success if she achieved at least 75% of her goals.
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Roll Over Perspective

I woke up on the morning of Sunday, July 7th with the idea that I was going to get away for the week and clear my head. It was just going to be me and one of my best friends (that is like a sister to me). We lost her mom at the beginning of June and honestly my grief on losing someone who has been like another mom in my life really took a toll on my ability to write or do much of anything. I was desperately trying to put it into words for a blog post and kept failing. So I stopped trying and put it in my head, I was going to take this week for vacation (a girls trip we’ve planned for a little over a year) and come back refreshed, and re-focused. Well… that didn’t quite happen for us as on our travels to Northern Michigan, we ended up in a really bad car accident.
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Twisted Desire

Right before it’s official release day (on April 16th), I had the pleasure of receiving an e-book ARC (advance reader’s copy) of Jessi Elliott’s latest release, Twisted Desire. This is the final book in the Canadian author’s ‘Twisted’ trilogy. Now admittedly, I am not normally a reader of anything ‘romance’ (something I’ve prefaced on my reviews for the first two books as well) – but this series actually pulled me in from the beginning. I’ve been quite surprised with how much I genuinely enjoyed falling into this land and getting to know the characters. Perhaps because it could be viewed as multi-genre, or perhaps because the author just writes that well.
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Writing Goals Progress Report #01

I know I only announced my writing goals early last month, but I’m thinking perhaps I’d like to do a quarterly update on my progress. Now since we are fast approaching the end of the first quarter I thought it would be as good a time as any to get the first progress report on my goals up. So if you’re interested in knowing how I’m doing, grab a cup of tea (or your beverage of choice) and keep on reading!
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