Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Wednesday's writing related ramblings - April 29th 2015

It's been a busy week!

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The coupons to get a discount on some of my books are still valid today, and will be for a few more days!

You can find the details of which books are on sale, as well as the coupon codes you need to use to get the discount, by reading last week's "Wednesday's writing related ramblings" post.

The coupons are only valid until May 1st 2015 though, so hurry, because that's only a few days away!

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I did a guest post on Friday, which I posted about on Saturday.

If you missed it, you might want to go check it out... Especially if you're a fan of the "Kero's World" books, since that's what it's about.

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As I mentioned in my post this past Sunday, I'm this week's guest author on http://ritaleechapman.com!

This means that for this week only, you can read my interview with Rita Lee Chapman on her website, because I'm her author of the week.

If you want to do so, go to http://ritaleechapman.com/guest-authors and take a look.

But, remember... The interview is only up for a few more days, and will be coming down on the weekend, so if you want to read it, then you need to do it now!

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Did you see yesterday's post?

If you did, then you'll already know about my latest release: a book called "Home Squeak Home" that tells the story of our gerbils becoming part of our family. If you didn't, then you know about it now, because I just told you.

The story is a semi-fictionalized account, which is told from their point of view, with some changes; one to make the book more child friendly, and the other to make sure I don't get in trouble for using names so obviously taken from JRR Tolkien's books. The first change is that it's a little boy named Matthew who brings them home, rather than an adult, and the second is that Bilbo and Baggins are called Sooty and Scamp in the story.

If you're interested in hearing more about the writing of "Home Squeak Home" - and missed seeing it when I posted about it yesterday - you might want to check out my guest post from yesterday.

Anyway, some people were able to get copies of the book early, but now everyone can grab copies. Well, everyone who wants to, that is!

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As I mentioned at the start of the month, April is NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month).

Many poets were challenging themselves to write a poem a day to celebrate; in fact, that's the general idea, and what most poets who acknowledged NaPoWriMo actually tried to do, I believe. But I only challenged myself to do a poem a week.

I wasn't just being difficult, or trying to make my challenge stand out from the crowd or anything. I just knew a poem a day wasn't going to happen, and wanted to set myself a goal I had a chance of succeeding in completing. I mean, what's the point of setting yourself a writing goal you know you can't reach? All that does is set you up for disappointment when you don't reach the goal.

So, my challenge was to write four poems in April... I wrote seven!

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See... I told you it's been a busy week!

In fact, it's been quite a busy month, despite the fact I'm not quite as far along with my "Zeena Dragon Fae" books as I'd hoped to be by this point in the year; they are coming along nicely though.

But, I'll tell you about that next week, and keep the writing related links I originally planned to post today to share next week too, because I think I've given you enough to check out this week, and this post is starting to get quite long.

2 comments:

Intense Guy said...

I hope to read the 7 poems you wrote!! Along with the "Zeena Dragon Fae" books (I know they have awesome covers!)

You've been busy indeed!

Victoria Zigler said...

Iggy:
The "Zeena Dragon Fae" books will hopefully all be released later this year; the first will for sure, and the others will follow as soon as they're ready.


As for the poems... I have a couple of others I've written since the last time I did a general poetry collection, so the seven I wrote this month will be added to those, and - when I have enough to make it worthwhile doing so - I'll publish another collection of poetry.