My 2017 Writing Plan

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 In 2015 I’d created a writing plan for 2016 that went against my nature, the nature of being a slow writer. In some ways it did work.

I started revising my NaNoWriMo 2015 novels Dreaming of You and The Soul Traveler. Had another successful National Poetry Month.  And my first blog tour for my poetry chapbook Can You Catch My Flow? Finally took my mythic fantasy work in progress, Harbingers of El Tinor, off of hiatus for NaNoWriMo 2016.

Yet my ultimate goal for 2017 is to finally add the greatest words in the dictionary at the end of my work in progress. “The End.” And with 2016 nearing it’s end, it’s safe to say that segmenting the year in quarters for my WIP doesn’t work of me. As Douglas Adams said, “I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.”

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IWSG Day- 5 Year Plan & Book Promotion

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Wow, it’s December, the final month of the year. And also the final IWSG of 2016 too. It’s been a great year, and turbulent as well. Still, I’m blessed to have and give much needed support through this writing community. All made possible by ninja extraordinaire Alex Cavanaugh. So thank you Alex and thank you Chrys, Stephanie, Quanie, Toni and Ula. Thank you to everyone I missed. Thank you for making 2016 a little bit better with your words of encouragement. With sharing our highs and our lows. Don’t think I can say it enough, but thank you. And Happy Holidays!

Don’t forget to check out our awesome co-hosts today Jennifer Hawes, Jen Chandler, Nick Wilford, Juneta Key, JH Moncrieff, Diane Burton, and MJ Fifield!

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December 7 Question: In terms of your writing career, where do you see yourself five years from now, and what’s your plan to get there?

Where do I see myself in 5 years? I have no idea. But I know where I’d like to be.

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Happy Book Release Anniversary & Giveaway!

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Wow, do you believe that it’s been two years since Can You Catch My Flow? was published? I certainly can’t. But, wow, times does fly.

So to celebrate all weekend long Can You Catch My Flow? will be available to download on Smashwords for free with coupon code VC48X.

On top of that, I’ll be giving away 3 autographed print books. Just follow the link to the Rafflecopter giveaway!

Hurry fast, because everything will end in three days.

As they say all good things come in threes.

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About The Book:

Debut poetry chapbook Can You Catch My Flow? captures the everyday ordinary events of the human condition in poetic snapshots. No matter the walks of life, the reader is sure to find themselves within the lines.

Blurb:

Lidy’s poetry reveals an understanding that deep meaning can be felt in the details. Her poetry portrays a range of topics from the pressures to conform to societal expectations, friendship, monarch butterflies, partying, insomnia, and the quest for peace…just to name a few. Enjoy!- Shelah L. Maul

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As a writer/reader how do you celebrate book anniversaries? Do you celebrate them? Do you celebrate a character(s) birthday? As an author how does it feel to return on the day of your book release?

Timeless by Crystal Collier Blog Tour

Welcome Crystal Collier here today to share her new book and introduce you to YOUR Maiden of Time doppelganger!

In 1771, Alexia had everything: the man of her dreams, reconciliation with her father, even a child on the way. But she was never meant to stay. It broke her heart, but Alexia heeded destiny and traveled five hundred years back to stop the Soulless from becoming.


In the thirteenth century, the Holy Roman Church has ordered the Knights Templar to exterminate the Passionate, her bloodline. As Alexia fights this new threat—along with an unfathomable evil and her own heart—the Soulless genesis nears. But none of her hard-won battles may matter if she dies in childbirth before completing her mission.


Can Alexia escape her own clock?

 

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GUEST POST

 

Have you ever met someone who looks and acts like someone else you know?

These doppelgangers exist in life, so it makes sense they would exist in literature. Today, you can meet your alternate ego in the Maiden of Time trilogy. Answer 5 simple questions to find out which character is most like you. (Some villains included.)

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Look at that! You’re a story book character. What do you think? Didn’t like your match? Maybe should have picked something else? Try again. Share your results. Buy the books and learn more. (Did she really just say that? Yes, yes she did.) You can also enter to INSTANTLY some really cool prizes below.

Who is your ideal book character match? (Inside or outside the Maiden of Time trilogy.)

Crystal Collier is an eclectic author who pens clean fantasy/sci-fi, historical, and romance stories with the occasional touch of humor, horror, or inspiration. She practices her brother-induced ninja skills while teaching children or madly typing about fantastic and impossible creatures. She has lived from coast to coast and now calls Florida home with her creative husband, four littles, and “friend” (a.k.a. the zombie locked in her closet). Secretly, she dreams of world domination and a bottomless supply of cheese.


Find her online HERE.

 

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