Tag: Fractions of Existence

Dec 08 2017

Contest and Book News

Book News: Fractions of Existence is getting a paperback version. Expected to be available on Amazon before December 23. LOST!: A themed anthology 2017 is now available. Read my story of a time traveler who inadvertently saves humanity from extinction. Contest News: The Midwinter’s Eve Giveaway Hop is coming to this blog from December 21 …

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Nov 24 2017

Goals Oh Deer

gotgoalsbloghop.blogspot.co.za I saw the sad news that Misha might not be able to keep this goal hop going. Hopefully that won’t be the case! She’s a good person and deserves better. It’s Thanksgiving weekend here in America. Thursday people eat turkey (just like the pilgrims probably DIDN’T in 1621… pheasant, deer, fish, shellfish, other small …

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Oct 30 2017

Knocking Out Goals like Carving a Pumpkin into a Jack-O’-Lantern

gotgoalsbloghop.blogspot.co.za Last month I nailed a huge goal by publishing Fractions of Existence on Amazon. (Free if you have KU.) Shortly after, I found out my newsletter mailing list (over 6000 emails strong, thanks to this blog) was being sent to LESS THAN 1% of the people who signed up for it. I thought it …

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Oct 02 2017

Down the TBR Hole Week 13

Unlucky 13? Welcome to October! There’s a Friday the 13th in this Halloween holiday month. I went on hiatus from this while doing the Tackle TBR read-a-thon. During the #GetSocial17 hop, I found a blog (thanks Amy of bursting with books) participating in Lia’s “Down the TBR Hole” meme. From the Lost in a Story …

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Sep 29 2017

Waking Up to Goals

gotgoalsbloghop.blogspot.co.za GUESS WHO PUBLISHED A DEBUT NOVEL That’s right, Fractions of Existence is now available on Amazon. (Free if you have KU.) I’d really appreciate it if you’d check out the INTERVIEW over at Operation Awesome. Kara put me in my own hot seat! The MAIN LIFE GOALS: Publish two decent-selling book series (speculative fiction) …

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Sep 20 2017

Fractions of Existence is Now Available

Once they were humanity’s exalted protectors— now they are being hunted. Xavier will weigh all human life against Gwendolyn’s ignorant happiness. The good news is that her choice can blow his away. Omnipotent beings find each other while playing an online game. Xavier has been searching for Gwendolyn, his true mate and the missing member …

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Aug 26 2017

S’more Goals

My birthday was good. Thanks to everyone who dropped by to comment with well wishes here, on FB, and on Twitter. Much love! I’m psyched about the Pass or Pages at Operation Awesome in September. (Check on the fifth to see the category!) Twitter is only letting me follow a handful of people a week …

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Jul 24 2017

Down the TBR Hole Week 6

During the #GetSocial17 hop, I found a blog (thanks Amy of bursting with books) participating in Lia’s “Down the TBR Hole” meme. From the Lost in a Story blog: Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end …

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Jul 05 2017

An Antagonist Honey-Do List

Thanks to Tyrean Martinson who offered this writing prompt. Writing Prompt: If the villain/antagonist of your story created a “honey do” list, what would be on it? Does your villain/antagonist have a significant other? The villain/ antagonist in my story is actually a group of people (unless you want to go into the subplots of …

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Jul 03 2017

Down the TBR Hole Week 3

During the #GetSocial17 hop, I found a blog (thanks Amy of bursting with books) participating in Lia’s “Down the TBR Hole” meme. From the Lost in a Story blog: Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end …

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Jun 30 2017

Celebrating Summer Goals

Bucket List. Current Writing End Goals From the End Goals of an Author post. To consider the feedback of two (already lined up) Beta Readers and then self-publish Fractions of Existence in September 2017. Self-publish Anah’s Story by March 20, 2018. Find a way (emotionally, mentally) to complete the high fantasy short story. Redo the …

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Jun 26 2017

Down the TBR Hole Week 2

During the #GetSocial17 hop, I found a blog (thanks Amy of bursting with books) participating in Lia’s “Down the TBR Hole” meme. From the Lost in a Story blog: Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end …

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Jun 22 2017

Theme and Plot – Fractions of Existence

Today I’ll be giving this image (which I found on Pinterest) a try. I’m using my Fractions of Existence book because that’s what I’m polishing this week. What should go wrong? Xavier’s attempt to reunite his kind, The Existence, to stop the Eyes in the Shadows (who are working to bring about the apocalypse), should …

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Jun 19 2017

Down the TBR Hole Week 1

During the #GetSocial17 hop, I found a blog (thanks Amy of bursting with books) participating in Lia’s “Down the TBR Hole” meme. From the Lost in a Story blog: Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end …

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Jun 01 2017

Author Procrastination

I’m reading: 47 Mind Hacks for Writers by Karen Dimmick & Steve Dimmick and using the exercises as blog post prompts. Why am I procrastinating? That’s the subject of today’s exercise. What will happen when I complete my Fractions of Existence book? When there’s no more editing, reasonably speaking, to do? I will have to …

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May 30 2017

Genre For Book Marketing

I’m reading: 47 Mind Hacks for Writers by Karen Dimmick & Steve Dimmick and using the exercises as blog post prompts. For today’s excersise, I’m supposed to find some books in my market, guess what they’re about, and then write why my book is different. Fractions of Existence is an Urban Fantasy. Define= “Urban fantasy …

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May 29 2017

Using Character Archetypes

There’s a great blog post about Lesser Known Archetypes over at http://writershelpingwriters.net/2017/05/three-more-lesser-known-archetypes/. I examed my Fractions of Existence book to see how I used these. The Penitent – “that character who’s seeking cleansing, forgiveness, and redemption from a dark past” In Fractions of Existence, that archetype is represented by Xavier. The trouble is, Xavier doesn’t …

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May 25 2017

Anti Inner Critic

I’m reading: 47 Mind Hacks for Writers by Karen Dimmick & Steve Dimmick and using the exercises as blog post prompts. Note to my inner critic: A few people have disliked the opening of Fractions of Existence. (*Rather, they’ve disliked various openings, as no two people who disliked an opening read more than one.) BUT …

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May 23 2017

52 Weeks of Writing Goals

I’m reading: 47 Mind Hacks for Writers by Karen Dimmick & Steve Dimmick and using the exercises as blog post prompts. The next step is to break my goals down from the “end” to the next 52 weeks. Current Writing End Goals From the End Goals of an Author post. To consider the feedback of …

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May 22 2017

Can Fiction Create a Reason for More Peace and Less Violence

I’m reading: 47 Mind Hacks for Writers by Karen Dimmick & Steve Dimmick and using the exercises as blog post prompts. This is another goal setting exercise, but this time it seems to be to determine why a set goal is important. I’m going to start by working with a goal from my previous post. …

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