I promise i have been writing. I am so happy to announce that I have completed a story for each of the Fall Anthologies. Yes, not writing, not hoping to finish. They are COMPLETE!
I have also have finally finished what should have been part of the Halloween Hunt celebration Cia put together. (Yes, all the admins work their butts off for these special projects.) However, my timing was off and guess what is nearly complete on the first of November. Right,my Halloween story. Oh well. I'll be looking for a beta and editor for it.
So as soon as these are out of my hands I'm on to a Christmas story and the new story (Next Chapter). See not posting 'til complete and edited. So still writing. Just wanted everyone to know I'm still here and not just creating the prompts. Lol.
Each year, Gay Authors sets a number of themes for stories. Typically, there are 4 themes during the year. An author writes a story that is related to that theme and the story is posted as group with the anthology.
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So, personally I've had to deal with some changes. I've had all sorts of issues and still dealing but fighting on. Two years ago I had two detached retinas and had surgery. Last year I ended up having a triple bypass. Add the end of a seven year relationship and things have been in a dark place.
Decided I needed to focus on things I could do.
First up is complete a story I left in limbo. Life changes was originally finished, but the computer I had died and then my life hit the wall. Anyway, I can't remember what I'd had originally so I just wrote a whole new ending. So the story is 8 chapters and an epilogue.
Secondly, I'm finishing a story for the anthology. Seeon and company will be back for this story. With a topic like in the stars how could I ignore him.
Third, Cia has a piece up about writing a story under the theme "Coming Out". Going to try and tackle that as well.
Finally, working on a new story but won't even say anything til that sucker is complete. When it posts I want it all set with no delays
This gorgeous image of Sindri was created by the magnificent Toma for the story The New Solare. She drew Sindri how she envisioned him and took on his mantle in the majority of the story, writing for him. She definitely breathed life into him in both his design and his personality.
I've been playing around a bit more with Pinterest. All these nice marketing books/guides/blogs tell me I need to spend more time on social media. Which is true, since Google and Bing are spending so much time making social media count more in search rankings. I've wandered...
I created a board on Pinterest and found some interesting infographics for Dragon-types and some cool artwork. I have a cool dragon calendar and this sort of thing has always worked for me for inspiration if nothing else.