Do you know what you're going to accomplish this summer?
I'm so excited- June is coming!
A full month of a break from school. My son's going back to my home state to visit my brother, his wife and son. He's going to Disneyland and I will be all by myself! During the evening hours anyway. So what does that mean for me? If you guessed Full Household Cleaning Spree, you're right but that's besides the point. The major thing here is: I get to WRITE, interruption-free, for a full month!
Have you ever felt your writing wasn't good enough?
Being an author is conundrum. Sometimes you feel you're working the world's greatest manuscript. Like your book is going to make a difference in somebody's world. Then you can take a glance over everything and decide it needs to either be put on hold or simply deleted altogether! Other times you're compelled to finish it but wonder 'What am I doing?'
It's like Chihuahuas and Huskies, you know? Oh- you don't? Being an author means working the big ideas, as well as the small and bringing them come together to create a perfect plot to a novel. Or not.
My getaway to Blue Ridge Mountains was absolutely amazing! This place was more than I could have asked for during the Thanksgiving holiday. With no cleaning or cooking, I managed to not only relax and catch a cold, but I started and finished a short story, inspired by this location and my amazing husband- who gets killed in the story!
It's not really about him, but the namesake's there.
Work-In-Progress Celebration, conducted by Bethany A. Jennings | @simmeringmind
It was Instagram that showed me the hashtag: #WIPjoy. I asked where it came from and I was given a .JPEG that listed a month's worth of questions that applied to one's current WIP or Work In Progress. I jumped right in, creating photos from my character sketches and such. I thought it a fantastic idea. Most of you that follow me, have probably seen my pics- They're phenom- and my artist is incredible!
Created by Bethany A. Jennings, the project is set up for the author to get to know their characters, as well as share with the world. I think it's the absolute best. So much, I asked Bethany why she created #WIPjoy.
So I thought I'd share with you all of my pic-posts. I didn't list my responses, because it would have made too large a share, but I hope you enjoy the slide show and stick with me. I have a feeling The Malignant Soul will be a fun novel for me. If I can love it, surely you can too!
*My artist can be found at http://www.brettartz.tk He's the absolute greatest!
Who Am I?
My name's Alyssa and I'm just like you. Within me are stories, looking to be told. I do my best to relay them to the public, as magically as possible.