Sometimes I’m beginning to think doing NaNoWriMo caused some of my brain cells to disappear. For some reason, I can’t seem to get it together. I scrambled at the last minute to get the Friday writing links done for January 10 and 17. Last week, I was determined to get ahead of the game.
I usually begin the Friday post a week earlier and start collecting links. This makes it much more manageable. I insert a place holder for an intro story as well as a photograph. To keep me from accidentally pushing the publish button early, I schedule the post. Works well most of the time. Until last week.
I went to bed on Thursday night, thinking all was well and being quite proud of myself. Friday morning, as I got out of the shower, reality hit me. I forgot to add a story, photo, and the featured image. The post went live just after midnight. I rushed to the computer, but of course, several people had seen the post. I tried to add a photo and a brief explanation. Naturally, Murphy’s law prevailed. My computer was doing some behind the scenes update that made everything crawl speed. I managed to get the featured image uploaded but that was it.
So, I’m writing this first part on Saturday morning. Six days in advance, and I already have my story and image. (Let’s hope I do the links correctly.)
This is a photo from my archives. I’ve made several trips to Tucson, Arizona for training on a software program I use at work. Tucson is in the Sonoran Desert, but Mt. Lemmon is nearby. You can climb to an altitude of around 8,000 feet and feel like you’re in the Colorado Rockies. Last time I went, my coworkers and I took a drive up the mountain to watch the sunset.
Beautiful, isn’t it? Now, that’s enough rambling from me. It’s time for this week’s links:
On this site:
On Story Empire:
- Lessons From NaNo: Perseverance – Me
- Dark Running – P H Soloman
- Using Goodreads Listopia to Promote Your Books – Mae Clair
On other sites:
- Further Reflections on The Mirror Moment – Kill Zone
- What Percentage of Novelists Earn a Living Wage – Nicholas C. Rossis
- 2020 Resolution: Kick Social Media Addiction – Fiction University
- Setting Yourself up For Success – Kill Zone
- My Favorite Editing Lifesaver – Writers in The Storm
- Will Computer Generated Writing Replace the Human Kind – Nicholas C. Rossis
- Things to Consider When Adding a Point of View Character – Fiction University
- He Said She Said: 15 Keys to Writing Great Dialogue – Anne R. Allen
- How to Write Immersive Fiction – A Writer’s Path
- How to Bridge the Gap In Your Story’s Momentum – Jami Gould
- Write With Purpose: 7 Ways to Keep Drafts Focused – Now Novel
- Revision: Making a Mess Less Complicated – A Writer’s Path