Camp NaNoWriMo Day 2

While not as many words as I’d hoped, I think this was good progress! Especially since I managed to wash, dry, fold, and put away all the clothes and make the bed. Sunday will be totally free to write, other than making dinner. I will need to remember to get up and move around more instead of being hunched over the Freewrite for hours at a time. I stayed up too late to do my body weight workouts so I’ll have to make up for that tomorrow.

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Dahlia Part Three has been released!

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It took way longer than expected but it’s here! Part three to the Angel of Flame series is now available at most major retailers, Smashwords, and my own shop here on this blog.

Eventually I will release a collection of this series with a special extra but next up I will be working on a sequel to an older story of mine as my project for Camp NaNoWriMo. It’s a crazy thing to do but if it gets more content up for sale so I can finally make a living at this, I’ll do it. So, look forward to me complaining about that.

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Today’s Workout: So far so good?

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Yesterday I did do my bodyweight workouts but I will tell ya, I felt so freaking tired around 4pm, I called it a day, did all the stuff I needed to do, and went to bed early. I have no idea what happened. I got up early for a day off, did a few chores, then it was like someone flipped my night-night switch and all I wanted to do was sleep.

And yet, in some ultimate fuckery, I spent the night tossing and turning without actually getting any sleep.

But, thanks to coffee, I have a fair amount of energy today. I had a quick walk, did the above workout on my Wirk peddler, and I think I’ll have enough energy to grab the kettlebell after dinner.

Also, shameless self promotion, my new book is out in two days! If you’re one of my Patrons, you already got a sneak preview. This is the third in a complete trilogy and you will not have any idea what’s going on without reading one and two. Hope you check them out!

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Today’s Workout: Newsletter Tinkering

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Since I’m participating in this giveaway, I’m toying with the idea of a separate newsletter that’s just for my writing since my blog is… Basically whatever the hell I want.

I always laugh when I read blogging advice and they’re all “find your niche!” and my blog is all over the place. Weight loss? We got that. Food? Got that, too. Anime? Movies? Comics? Manga? Any other random thing that strikes my fancy (I’m fixated on Helluva Boss now)? Yeah, we don’t do a single niche here.

Anyhooooo, my thought behind a writing dedicated newsletter was to give regular updates to people who just want to hear about the writing. It wouldn’t be more than every other week or monthly considering all the other things I’m doing at the moment. I was using my under desk bike while I explored around MailChimp and the free templates (because I’m poor). I am in no hurry to release it since I’m still working on Dahlia 3. That story is way overdue.

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Anne Rice Giveaway!

My first novel in the First Brood series Dreamhunter is part of a massive giveaway honoring Anne Rice. The event starts Sunday, May 1st, and will end Sunday, May 15th, at 12 PM UTC and is open to USA and Canadian residents only.

You can win an autographed copy of Prince Lestat or a bonded leather edition of The Vampire Chronicles! It’s my first time being part of a giveaway like this and I hope it’s successful!

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Today’s Workout: And I went to the store…

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In addition to a quick walk to the grocery store on my lunch break (they had canned tuna on sale and me and the kiddo eat a lot of salads with tuna so I try to get it cheap), I did the under desk bike again while I worked my way through some ordering. My director asked me if I could buy a bunch of graphic novels for my collection and hoooooooo boy, do I have an order to put in. If you give me the chance to boost my collection, I’ll gladly take it!

To self promote; I had a random thought about my First Brood Series and went to see how much I had completed of book 4. I’m still working on Dahlia 3 but I think I’ll sneak and update my brain on Emma’s book, too. I put it aside to work on shorter stories but I’m in the mood to work on it. We’ll see what comes of it.

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Today’s Workout: Cardio and Review/Writing Updates

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I have a bunch of graphic novels I need to get though to review so, while I was reading I used my under peddler. I’m still behind on reviews but I’ve been prioritizing my writing. But more reviews will be coming!

The third part to Dahlia is being worked on but I keep splitting it with the other WIPs I have. Maybe this weekend, I can knuckle down and finish it but I’m still not sure what I want to do with the ultimate conclusion. I want it to be a happy ending but it needs to be a happy ending that makes sense. I don’t want it to end up feeling forced or trite just because I want my characters to be happy. That’s what’s kicking around in my head, anyway so I have no timetable for a conclusion at this point.

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Today’s Workout: Cardio and File Updates

I neglected to add .mobi files to my Smashwords library so while I went and did that, I used the under desk bike so I wasn’t totally stationary. I didn’t do it in the beginning because I thought that would mean having to publish on Amazon but, that’s not the case. If people shop there, I’d like them to have the file option available. They’re also on the shop page of this blog, if you’d like to support me directly.

And yes, I took breaks to rest my eyes.

It was more intense than I realized. I went to get up and my thighs were shaking. But that’s good! Anything’s better than being motionless.

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