Beginning Anew

Happy Monday, Readers!

Today and tomorrow should bring about the actually plotting of the next novel in the Treaty of Dragons series. Over the next two days I should be able to lay out the at least the first round of the plotting, which is writing out the major plot points and with luck…and the ability to not be distracted by Facebook videos, I will get it broken down into chapters and filler chapters from there. 

I have had an ah ha moment this morning that I may try with this novel. It would be interesting to see if I can incorporate that into the plotting process. It would make keeping track of character arcs easier in the long run. So, that would be worth experimenting with. If it works fantastic, if it doesn’t…that is fine as well.

Betas are still hard at work on ‘The Opseti Guard’. So, until that comes back from them I’m at a standstill on that process for a few more weeks. I will admit to being both nervous and excited to see what they think.

I haven’t heard much more on the flash fiction piece that I turned in and should appear in the Christmas anthology. I do know that the charity it will be helping has to do with breast cancer and it’ll be out on presale end of October and then on sale November 20th.

That is quite exciting for me as well as I’ve never appeared in an anthology before. I can’t wait to see what the other authors have come up with as well. It will be great to see how they’ve incorporated the Christmas songs into their own flash fiction pieces.

I did take some time off this weekend to spend with my husband before I dug back into a new novel full force. We attended a Flo Painting class that was so much fun. The man who taught it, Al, was so much fun. Not only did he take the time to show us how to do it, but he showed us what we would need to do it. Then after the class he demonstrated various techniques he uses to learn by doing one of his own. 

It was so amazing and while I admit my anxiety tried to talk me out of it a lot, I refused to give into it. I needed to be pushed out of my comfort zone and have tried more and more lately to do the things that are hard for me in hopes of bringing my anxiety back to a normal level. The more I give in and let anxiety run what I do and think, the worse it gets and the harder it is to keep control over.

Until next time remember no excuses and L.O.L. (Live it, Own it, Love it) or it isn’t worth doing it.

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