Though I found Patreon.com some time ago, I have only just created my profile on there, and started to reach out to people to become patrons of my work. In the coming few months, I have lots of projects I would love to do, and make available online for free, but I need time and income to do so. I’d also like to increase the number of books I publish from two a year to five a year. I’m on target to publish three this year, but if I want to get the rest of the Earth Angel series out in a timely fashion, I need to spend more time writing and less time on worrying about paying bills. Continue reading
On the 31st July 2015, I hit 50k words, and won Camp NaNoWriMo! It’s been a very busy month of travelling and working, so I was very pleased to hit my target, despite being so far behind on my wordcount earlier that week. The story wasn’t quite finished at that point, so I continued writing and I finished it at the 54k word mark just yesterday.
As a winner of Camp NaNo, I received my certificate, and by posting it here, I am revealing the title of the new book, which came to me during a mediation on the last day of Camp.
I had hoped to stay away from using yet another word beginning with ‘re’ for the title, but this word is perfect to describe the theme of this book. As usual, when I began writing it, I had no idea what was going to happen, so the original title I chose just didn’t quite fit when I finished writing.
The editing will begin soon, and I will publish it by October, though if possible, I will publish it sooner. I also want to start writing my next book, I have so many books flying around in my head, impatiently waiting for me to write them!
Yesterday, encouraged by my editor and awesome Angel friend Liz, I started using Instagram. I had tried to use it a while back and just didn’t get how to work it! But I think it makes more sense to me now, and I have posted a few pictures on there so far, I plan to post more on a regular basis. Please do check out my profile and follow me! I will follow you back 🙂
Will be blogging more often now that I’m not writing too. Look out for my next blog on a Sacred Journey I am taking part in!
Last year I was nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award, this year it’s the Versatile Blogger Award! I have been nominated by the wonderful Matt Campbell Nicely, who I know through doing the fabulously fun #FridayPhrases (or #FP for short) on Twitter, where you tweet poems, micro-stories etc. Thank you, Matt, I appreciate the nomination and also all of the retweets!
So, in order to pay it forward, as per the Award rules, I need to nominate 15 bloggers! So here goes:
#1. Drew Chial http://drewchialauthor.com/
#2. Miranda Adams http://journeysinwriting.com/
#3. Julie http://peaceablewriter.wordpress.com/
#4. Little Miss Money http://thepursuitofriches.com/
#5. George Hardwick http://www.georgehardwick.com/blog
#6. Kat http://www.divorcedkat.com/
#7. Oleander Plume http://oleanderplume.blogspot.co.uk/
#8. Joe Johnson http://bigjoessoapbox.com/
#9. Liz Lockwood http://lizitivity.wordpress.com/
#10. Unaware but Underlined http://unawarebutunderlined.wordpress.com/
#11. Roger Jackson http://jabe842.wordpress.com/
#12. Joanne Blaikie http://fredamoya.wordpress.com/
#13. Joanna Maciejewska http://melfka.com/en/
#14. Graham Milne http://grahamscrackers.com/
#15. Karen Soutar http://karensoutar.wordpress.com/
and one more for luck!
#16. Greg Mischio http://alterthecourse.com/
I hope you check out all the awesome blogs above!
Now, apparently I need to reveal seven things about myself, that the person who nominated doesn’t know, so here goes:
#1. I have a terrible memory, but I only need to listen to a song a couple of times, and I will know all the lyrics, and be able to sing along (although in a tuneless kind of way)
#2. I used to have pet slow worms (they’re like mini snakes) and lizards as a child . My cats would catch them, and I would look after them for a bit until they had healed, then release them again. I have a photo of me kissing one of the slow worms.
#3. I used to have a physical reaction to any kind of public speaking (bright red cheeks, stuttering, jelly knees, shaking hands) until 2012 when I used EFT to get over it. I now love speaking in public, to small and large groups. It’s usually hard to get me to shut up.
#4. I have a weird diet. I’ve always been a veggie, but I am also gluten-free, caffeine-free, mostly lactose free and very rarely drink alcohol.
#5. I have had prophetic dreams. Sometimes they are literal, and sometimes metaphorical. I dread dreaming of tornadoes.
#6. My favourite books as a child were the Sweet Valley books, by Francine Pascal. I used to dream of living in California, and always wanted a twin sister.
#7. Seven is my lucky number. Numerologically, it is my birth date number, and it is also the number for this year. It’s also Harry Potter’s Quidditch number!
Thank you again, Matt, and thank you to all the bloggers who make life more interesting. You’re all awesome. xx
A few weeks ago, I joined 4Networking. It’s a Social Business Network that has meetings all across the UK. From the very first meeting, I loved it. I met fantastic people, made great connections, and saw the value of it … Continue reading
Aria was interviewed by the World Literacy Cafe (the lucky Faerie!) and her interview has just gone live!
Simply click here to read it, otherwise she’ll get upset!
You may have to sign up for an account to read it, but it’s quick and easy and will be worth it, I promise!
Don’t you just love synchronicity? Just as I’m beginning to spread the word about my new blog – Indie Acts of Kindness, I receive a Tweet from an organisation called Life Vest Inside, with a link to their video on Youtube – which is all about kindness. I watched it immediately and loved it, and I have put the video here for you to see because I know you will love it too.
For thirty days, I duelled with another poet. Each day, one of us would set a topic, and by midnight we would have to produce a poem on said topic. It was quite a challenge, considering I hadn’t written much poetry in years. He however, is a professional poet, and you can find his books on Kindle here.
So after those 30 days, we decided to embark on another challenge, no topics this time, but the poem would have to be Tweet-sized, and posted on Twitter every day with the hashtag – #duellingpoets
So if you want to follow our duel, just search for us, and perhaps start your own duel!