* Day 30ish – Highs & Lows

Day 30 of the Writing Challenge!

Your highs and lows for the month.

Highs:

  • FINISHING THIS WRITING CHALLENGE. For real, I’m glad it’s over.
  • Having at least one beta reader finish my revised manuscript. (Thank you, Sarah.)
  • Getting to paint my patronus from Harry Potter. (Pic below!)
  • Discovering ‘Black Mirror’ on Netflix.
  • Getting my book cover done.

Lows:

  • Having only one beta reader finish my manuscript.
  • Getting my book cover done and it being a COMPLETE DISASTER.
  • Learning what my tax refund is and laughing about how low it is.

That’s really all my lows! Not bad!

Well, hey guys, thank you so much for following my 30 day Writing Challenge. I will have the template I used here so you can do it for yourself. I think it’s a great way to challenge your writing, and to let your readers know you a bit better! Have a good rest of your year!

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My Lynx Patronus. Coincidence my cats name is Jynx?

* Day 29ish – Goals

ALMOST THERE!!

What are your goals for the next 30 days?

In 30 days, it will be February 26th. So, let’s see. I hope to have my final revisions done for Fliers and completely professionally edited and proofread. So I can publish it! ^.^

I want my cover art done. It’s been, uh… delayed… But should be done well within the week, hopefully.

I want to do well in my classes. Already made a pretty awesome logo, I think. 🙂

I submitted a flash fiction and am hoping that I won it. (will know mid Feb)

Want to get my outline done for the sequel of Fliers.

That’s it. ##

 

Revisions

Hello all! I feel like it’s been forever since I’ve done an ‘actual post’ on here! Almost done with the writing challenge though, so that will free me up to write different things that have to do with writing.

I finally received full feedback for Fliers on my second revision. Although it’s only been one reader so far that has finished, I feel it necessary to start my final revisions before proceeding to the editing stage. If I want to have this published by March, that leaves me the whole month of February to revise (a lot) and have my editor finish and then figure out HOW to publish it. I’m excited for that part! *sarcasm*

Another awesome thing; I will be revealing my OFFICIAL cover soon! I know I’ve had mock ups that I’ve done personally, but I am having a professional do the final work. I’m so excited! *not sarcasm* So make sure to keep an eye out for that, as it will be what you look for when you purchase Fliers! Thanks so much!##

* Day 28ish – LOL

Post five things that make you laugh out loud.

  1. Stupid people.
  2. Baby animals (but more of an audible squeeing)
  3. Things that our current president says.
  4. Random things guests/customers say when I’m in ‘work mode.”
  5. When I can feel my life falling apart.

Oh and this. ##

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* Day 27ish – Kick Ass

Been busy setting up a new website for my portfolio! Check it out!

Conversely, write about something that’s kicking ass right now.

Segue into our topic about portfolios… I am in a class right now that is focused strictly around setting up a great and professional portfolio. The teacher said that if we have a website already, we can just use that to display our works. Great!

Except no. Not trying to bad mouth WordPress, but you have to pay a LOT of extra in order to do anything on here… Struggling for a couple hours, trying to figure out how to display my digital art work on here, I was close to giving up. I was not amused about having to make an entirely new website. It’s a lot of work and blah, blah, blah (lazy me). I just did not want to do it. But, I thought I would at least give it a shot. Then I came across Wix.

I’m sure you have seen it advertised all over the internet, tv and the like. It was made to be this super easy website to make your own website. Let me just tell you from my perspective; I LOVE Wix. Seriously. It’s much more user friendly, more customizable and has all these preset themes and color schemes and everything. I made it completely how I want in less than 24 hours. I am using it mainly because it’s very “picture friendly” and you can have more of a gallery look. I am SUPER happy with how it turned out. If you guys don’t mind checking it out and letting me know what you think, that would be incredible! ##

Raoul’s Interview

Interview Questions for Raoul from my book ‘Fliers’

Can you tell me your full name please?

I don’t know… can you? Name’s Raoul.

How old are you?

Old.

What race are you?

Well, I’m a fairy. So. There’s that.

Gender?

Male

What is your favorite animal? And why?

I really like owls. Their eyes freak me out and I love it.

What’s your favorite color? And why?

Red. And good thing cause that’s my wings colors. Maybe that’s why I like red.. Hmm..

What’s your favorite season, and why?

Any season that isn’t cold. I don’t do well with cold.

What did you want to be when you grew up and why?

A bachelor. Oh wait, I still am that. Awesome.

What would you dress up for halloween?

I like dressing up as a spider, you know, putting black pipe cleaners on my back and scaring the crap out of Syd. Sometimes, I don’t even wait for Halloween.

Do you have a favorite movie? Why?

Not really. Syd and I have never really been movie watchers. We like music more.

Favorite kind of music? Why?

I listen to Syd’s classical music, which is alright. But I prefer more upbeat stuff that I can dance too. I’m a really great dancer.

Where did you grow up and did you like it?

I grew up in Cali and it was gorgeous. The weather was perfect, aside from the occasional earthquake. I miss it when it starts snowing here.

What was your first job?

What’s a job?

How do you feel about kids?

No kids. They would ruin my image for the ladies too much. I know most males in my tribe live to have kids and continue their generations, but, I’ve never wanted that.

Marriage?

Uh, I refer you to my previous answer.

What is your proudest accomplishment? Why were you proud?

Getting a splinter out of my hand that was seriously in there for like a month! It hurt so bad…

Anything you’ve done that you are ashamed of? Why?

I blew this one girl off years ago at a Vila Prah, because of some reason I can’t even remember now. I remember seeing the look on her face when I completely dissed her to hang out with another girl. She is married now with a kid. Everytime I see her around though, it’s really awkward.

Any talents or skills that you can boast about?

I can fly really fast, but everyone knows about that. I tried playing a musical instrument once, and I was pretty good. The whole tree found out about it and tried to get me to join bands. I play sometimes, but I would rather dance and flirt. *laughs*

If you could go anywhere in the world, where you go? Why?

Australia. CRIKEY!

How do you want to die, if you could choose.

In a blaze of fire, as I save everyone from a burning tree. As I lie there on the ground, gasping my last breath, everyone is chanting my name and cheering me on. Ah yes. But, it would be even better if that happened and I didn’t die, and could go on living as a hero for the rest of my life. Yep.

What’s your stance on abortion?

No stance.

What are some bad habits that you have?

I don’t have any. Although, I know most fairies here think I’m too obsessed with my looks. When that’s how you get by, you kinda have to be. Jerks.

What is your ideal life partner traits? And what orientation do you prefer?

I’m 100% straight and no life partner, please.

On a scale of 1 – 10, what is your self confidence level?

Definitely a 10.

What’s your favorite food? Why?

Fruit! And more specifically, mango. I could live off mango for the rest of time.

Have you ever done anything illegal? What was it?

Only what Syd dragged me into doing… But they can’t prosecute fairies.

If you could have 3 wishes granted right now, what would they be?

Oh man! Finally a good question! Okay, my first wish is to live forever! So I can do anything and everything and never have to worry about kicking the bucket. My second wish is to own fruit trees that flower and fruit on their own without ever having to take care of them. No fairy will go hungry. And third is to have unlimited wishes because, duh….

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* Day 26ish – Improvements

We’re getting down to the end! (kinda happy about it, honestly lol)

Write about an area in your life you would like to improve.

Is it weird to say my writing? Don’t get my wrong, I love to write and I know that the more I write, the better I get. Supposedly. I know that I am not a full time writer and to be truthful, I know that if I read more, it would improve. So, that is kind of my own fault. But, like I’ve mentioned in a previous post, I’m not a big reader. Yes, I’m sure that it makes my work suffer, but I just love to write. I like to create something with words that can come virtually out of nowhere! When I get feedback from my work, it is very exciting and I love hearing what people have to say. I am recently trying more to write different things. Couple writing challenges here and there (not this writing challenge).

I submitted a work to a writing group I’m in and it had to be a max of 150 words. I thoroughly enjoyed it! It was really hard to write that little, I’m used to rambling and writing too much! Once I’m able to get permission to share it, I will do so here. Keep a look out!

And then the other challenge I did was yesterday, the Beatles post. I’m not sure if you noticed, but take a look at the first letter at the start of every line. If you caught it, good job! That was really fun and I want to do more like that.

Guess the only way to improve my writing is to write more, so, I will try to do that today! Wish me luck! ##