In case you missed Saturday's post... My new poetry book is FINALLY out!
By the way... Thank you to Alex and Kevin for posting about my book's release. Also, thank you to Chris The Story Reading Ape, and anyone else who shared their posts and mine, for helping to spread the word too. Finally, thank you to those who brought the book, or who plan to do so in the near future.
OK... So... "Catching Snowflakes And Other Poems" is out a few weeks later than planned, but I just about got it published before the end of April, so at least I managed to release it in the month I planned to... Even if it was the end of the month rather than the start of it. Plus, I actually now have a book released this year... YAY!
I have a few poems I didn't include in the collection, because they're spacifically pet themed poems. I'm keeping those aside to put together another pet themed poetry collection at some point in the future. Exactly when that happens will depend when I have enough poems to make it worth publishing. Right now, I don't.
I'm still working on my pirate adventure story. Progress on it is slow though. Part of this is due to having several other things going on, and part of it is because I got side-tracked with a story about a degu, which was inspired by our remaining degu, Joshua, is coming along very well, and will end up being published first, despite having been started after the other story. It wasn't intentional, it just popped in to my head, and ended up being written first. Now it's worked out that the degu story is almost finished, while the pirate story is a long way from being done, so I figure I might as well start sorting things so that the degu story can be published as soon as it's ready. Then I'll return to working on the pirate story.
If you're writing a story of your own, don't forget to add tension to your story. It may make your characters hate you, but it will make your readers love you, which is what you want. On that note, here are seven ways to hurt a hero, which may help to inspire you. Also, if it's young adult fiction you write, here are some tips for writing a YA novel.
Oh, and today is my blog's 11th anniversary. So, happy bloggerversary to me!