For those of you not already in the know, Sarcastic Muse is back up and running after an unscheduled hiatus.
We have a new and exciting line up of features starting this year and a few pretty awesome announcements to boot. So head over there and check us out, follow the page and, for the more adventurous amongst you, maybe even drop us a comment or two. We’re all very nice. Except for Amanda — Amanda collects fingernails (sometimes she even takes them off the finger).
Wow, look at this place. It’s so…dusty and neglected. I can’t believe I spent so long away.
Suppose I should start with Happy New Year, Everybody!
Right, now that’s out of the way, here’s the thing. I’ve spent the last year trying to find focus: on my writing, on my time management, on a whole heap of things. I’ve been out there testing the mind-boggling realms of social media (see time management) and interacting with many of you on various other sites and I’ve come to realise that this here, this is my home. This is the place where it all started and so, if you’ll have me back, I’m proud to be here.
I can’t guarantee I’ll post as often as I used to, but I will post, probably on a monthly basis for now. I have high hopes for 2016, if certain people can restrain themselves a little longer and not let loose a global apocalypse — you know who you are. So buckle up and stay tuned for new announcements here and on The Sarcastic Muse.
On that note, you may want to get yourselves over there too. We’ve just released a free writing tracker for 2016 to help with those word count goals.
It would appear that I am no longer capable of telling which day of the week it is. The Top Tip Tuesday post I had planned (and thought I’d scheduled) for today (TUESDAY) was accidentally posted yesterday (MONDAY).
So, if you missed it then here’s a link: TTT – How to survive NaNoWriMO
Wow, look at all the cobwebs in here. I’ve really been neglecting this place…
That’s it now. July is in the bag and, after a big final push, I finally succeeded in my first NaNoWriMo event (roll on November).
In the end, I finished with two days to spare having written a whopping 50,361 words at a rate of 1,624 words a day. Usually, I average 500 words a day and I can’t remember the last time I wrote so much so fast. So for now, I’m just going to take a few days to enjoy the achievement whilst trying to forget that the book is still less than three quarters finished and I really should be getting back to it. Oh well…
I really should clean up around here.
But first, Top Tip Tuesday and Flash Fiction Friday will be back from next week. To be honest, Top Tip Tuesday was never supposed to end but I’d forgotten to schedule the remaining posts and didn’t notice until it was too late. What can I say? I’m only (barely) human. The writing prompts will also be coming thick and fast (again, if I remember to schedule them).
I’ll also be blogging over at Sarcastic Muse with a regular Monday spot. If you haven’t been over there yet, I’d urge you to take a look. The site is full of great writing advice from a group of excellent writers (and me) and they’re all more than happy to answer any of your questions. They don’t bite either…well one does but we’ll keep an eye on her. Oh yes! And watch out for the one with the whip – she gets a little carried away.
Okay, I’m going to sign off for now and straighten this place up.
This is going to take all day…