Because I'm still chipping away at my own ensemble novel, I've been reading a lot of examples of multi-perspective books across genres. Here's what I finished in January.
Despite how clunky the twenty-six year old film Go Fish is, I found myself watching the entire thing again yesterday. Why? In part because of the scene about 42 minutes into the film where the writer character, Max, considers how her life would be if she wound up marrying some nice man and raising kids in the burbs. The character concludes the scene saying, "I'm not waiting for a man. But I get this eerie feeling that a man's waiting for me."
I suspect it's no surprise that I've always been a bit of a bookworm. So, why did I find myself feeling guilty about reading a book in the middle of the day, far from my computer and other devices?
As is usual, I'm not making resolutions, but looking at the year past and considering how I did on my plans I had then, as well as considering what to do this year.
I love the writer storyline on Fresh off the Boat, and I think we can all relate to Jessica's freak out and desire to leave projects unfinished. The start of something new and shiny is so fun! But, why not set yourself up for success in 2020? Check out these resources! While all of them are great for solo activities, they can also be used in writing groups to help guide workshops.
It's that time of year again--time to consider what I've gotten done in 2019 and to plan on what's next.
One of my goals in 2020 is to venture out of the house more, especially when it comes to attending events like the 3rd South Arkansas Literary Festival. That got me to thinking--what other events are there for writers and readers in Arkansas in 2020?
I am sure I probably missed some, but here's my list so far:
Note that in addition to the above listed festivals that The Writer's Colony at Dairy Hollow in Eureka Springs not only offers fellowships and residencies, but they also host regular Poetluck and other events. Also, the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center in Piggott also hosts various retreats and educational opportunities.
Let me know if I missed a festival or important event you know about!
In honor of my upcoming 50th, I have put all of my novels (in eBook form) on sale for 50% off. This deal will last through 11/14 and beyond, so if you are in the market for a vampire-voodoo binge read or want to snag Elegant Freefall or Homecoming at 1/2 price, get to buying!
In addition, all of my back catalog has been updated in formatting and EVERYTHING will be in Kindle Unlimited for the rest of the year.
I also recently did an author profile interview over at Authorvoices.com. You can check that out here.
Around September, I tend to start thinking about doing yoga. It's like some magic switch I think will make my getting another year older in November less painful, somehow. Of course, a few years ago, I was doing yoga most days and went to that writing retreat where I slept on a fold out bed after riding a Greyhound bus (and before riding it again) and sat on the floor a good bit, as there weren't seats for everyone, and I was one of the younger participants. After a couple of days of that, I then slept in the old bed in my old room. I got back to Kansas City and put my back out putting my pants on a few days later.
Yoga didn't save me. Just goes to show you can't control everything.
I've been busy, but I also had some things I was finished with that I couldn't actually talk about. Read further for a June/July roundup.