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It's about time I officially announce that next month I will publish my first book under my pen name, Anastasia Austin! (Did you notice the new menu link above?) I mentioned self publishing in my February writing update but didn't go into much detail. Now, it's time for more detail! Middle of February, I decided… Continue reading Just Writing Things – 14 : Publishing under a pen name
So excited Dev tagged me in this one! Thank you, Dev! Make sure you check out her post here. Never do I regret the years I spent hating reading than I do at times like these. I have such a limited pool to draw from but I'll do my best. Rules: Thank and link back… Continue reading Book Tag | Song Requests!
February was a great month for words! Querying: Rejected again but asked to resubmit in another 4-6 months. Need to work on deepening POV and show don't tell. Fortunately, the editor from whom I received this feedback gave me some great materials and advice to help with this. Current Novel WIPs: THE GODWING WAGER… Continue reading Writing: Monthly Update for February
Embracing my love of romance. I mean... that pretty much says it all. All my favorite books center around romance. And after getting some awesome recommendations from my friend and writing cohort, Bree @ PerpetualFangirl, I've completely given into my love of the genre. I even started writing a new adult contemporary romance. No fantasy… Continue reading Just Writing Things – 13
So many thoughts. Not sure if I should share them. I want to. Of course but it seems every time I give an update about what I'm doing or what my goals are, the next second they change and the update becomes obsolete. A question just sprung out of this... How do I marry being… Continue reading Just Writing Things – 12
I think I've accomplished a decent amount already this year. 2019 is shaping up to be a good one. Querying: Resubmitted to an editor at a press and to 3 other agents because why not? I needed this. And to give myself permission to move on from the "Dragon" book. Whatever happens at this point,… Continue reading Writing: Monthly Update for January
Drafting again! Four weeks into 2019 and I've already gone off the rails. I had every intention of finishing the WIPs I had already started. Or at least one of them. And I tried. I really did. But it didn't work out. After finishing my revision to resubmit to the publisher who had requested it,… Continue reading Just Writing Things – 11
2019 WRITING GOALS! I want to write every day. Or at least do something writing-related every day. Finish drafting the following WIPs (in no particular order) The Godwing Wager Under the Amethyst Sky Guild of Tears Legacy Book 1 (This is technically an old project. I'm using the series name because I don't have a… Continue reading Just Writing Things – 10
My goal is simple. Finish every series I have started. Now, I'm not a very fast reader. And I prioritize writing over reading. This means I probably won't finish all of these and that's okay. I should also point out, I'm not including companion novels or novellas in my goal, except for Assassin's Blade in… Continue reading 2019 Reading Goals
Did 2018 fly by for anyone else? All year it felt like it was moving way faster than it should have. Querying: Still no change but I'm getting closer. On the first, I finished the last BIG revision of A PRELUDE OF DRAGONS. Next up, line edits. I'll read through the whole manuscript and focus… Continue reading Writing: Monthly Update for December