Well 2016 has come to an end and in 40 hours to be exact. And whoa, it has been a rocky year. Okay, more than rocky. The Nice and Berlin bus massacre. The death of Prince, Harper Lee and Professor Snape. Yes I know the actor’s name playing Snape is Alan Rickman. But he’ll forever always remain in my mind as the flawed, despised and misunderstood Professor Snape.
Yes, 2016 wasn’t so great a year. But it did have some good things too. Like the Chicago Cubs finally winning the World Series. The premiere of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie released last month. And to be presumptuous some inspirational and educational blog posts by yours truly. Top 10 to be exact, from least to greatest views on Paving My Author’s Road blog.
So which posts made my top ten this year? Let’s start off with #10:
10) My About page
They say social media is a time suck which of course is true. And can be one of the many kryptonites for writers. I should know. Many a time I would look at the time and be in shock to where all the time went. Time I could’ve, should’ve used to write. Damn you Facebook and Twitter, hand shaking fist.
Yet, social media also holds a plethora of tools for your instant perusal. Tools to help you, the writer, achieve your publication goals. I myself just spent a wonderful month in September taking part in #WIPjoy. A hashtag created by sci-fi & fantasy author Bethany A. Jennings.
Will talk more about that starting now. Continue reading
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I’m saying this three days early but even so…
Happy Anniversary Roswell!
Roswell was originally released on then The WB (now CW) on October 6, 1999. Before the show moved to UPN for its third and final season. Created by Jonathan Dukes and developed by Jason Katims. And based on the young adult book series, Roswell High, written by Melinda Metz.
The show was centered around teens with the usual angst about love but with a twist. It also involved aliens.
First off, Happy Labor Day! Hope everyone is enjoying their day off and barbecue.
Second, in the words of that pilot once abducted by aliens from the Independence Day movie…
And this time for good, well until my next possible break in November for NaNoWriMo which won’t nearly be as long. So yes. I’m back. Blogging every Monday at 8. And just in time for the third session of #PitMad of the year which is happening this Thursday on September 8.
If you’re not familiar with the rules visit Brenda Drake’s website. If you’ve participated in #PitMad before or other pitch events and it was a bust, don’t give up hope yet.