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Rough Week 1 NaNoWriMo

I’ve had a pretty harsh week, but I’ve kept up with my vlogs. That’s something, I suppose. Right now I’m behind 846 words for the word count, which I’m definitely not loving. I’m hoping tomorrow will bring a brand new mindset and a brand new day.

Here’s some videos to let you know what’s, what on the islands.

I co-hosted a virtual NaNoWriMo write-in, you should check it out:

 

This is when the day got horrible and I tell you a little about it.

And this is when I decided that I’m not going to let bad days steal my shine. Bad days are going to happen. But what I decide to do with it is what’s the most important:

Also, I go against the norm here. I don’t think all rough drafts are crap. Just because it’s conventional wisdom, doesn’t mean it works for me. Here’s how I think of it:

How did your week go? Are you writing? Are you reading? I hope next week is a fantastic one for you and I’ll be updating you soon.

Aloha y’all! 

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*ELIZA DAVID INTERVIEW ANNOUNCEMENT*

Today on my YouTube channel, I’ll be chatting with Eliza David, author of the Cougarette series. She’s celebrating the release of her fourth book in the series

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Over on Facebook this week is her book release party!  AND she’s letting lil’ ole me interview her. How fun is that?! If you follow me on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, I’ll be updating each with the link once we go live. I’ll update it here as well. Join us and learn more about writing on the naughtier side. *wink*

If you haven’t read any of hers yet, and you’re wanting to check out the series:

CougaretteFREETeaserBannerYou can ask questions at the hashtag:  on Twitter or in the YouTube chat.

We’re live!

Update: The conversation was fantastic. We discussed The Cougarette Series, black women’s representation in literature, the books that have influenced her and much more. Definitely a must watch!

Aloha y’all!

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Interview with Jeffrey Cook

Jeffrey and I had been trying to connect since March! Between computer problems, general illness, being in West Virginia, and general technology fails, we couldn’t get it done. Well, we finally connected and let me tell you, the wait was worth it.

This week’s Indie Author Spotlight is shining on this steampunk/fantasy author. Jeffrey gave some really thought-provoking and helpful answers. His tips for new authors were stellar. He also offered advice on how to navigate a book conference, networking with other authors, and so much more. Grab your cuppa beverage of choice, and get comfy. This is longer video, but the info here will definitely be worth it for the writers out there.

Enjoy!

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