And Life Continues

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Posted by Jodi | Posted in From Bean Counter to Author | Posted on 02-11-2019

Life is rolling right along. Last weekend at The Surrey International Writers’ Conference went by so very quickly. I left early, because I wanted to make sure that I could get through customs and be on the plane that would take me home. It gave me time to think about the workshops and masterclass that I had attended. It also let me work on the revision of my query letter.

This weekend I start the task of the next book in “The Naldo Series” for @NaNoWriMo. I will also make time to continue the edit of my current book, so I’ll be more prepared to publish it.

There is so much to do. To think I used to go home and whine that I was bored and that there was nothing to do. I’m happy that is no longer the case. Thanks to my writing and my community I have plenty to do.

Respectfully submitted.

Keep the coffee and wine flowing,

Jodi

And Life Goes On

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Posted by Jodi | Posted in Some spare thoughts from a writer | Posted on 01-10-2019

I continue to work on the edit of my first book, “Not Too Late Forever”. It’s my passion. In the meantime Siwc19 is approaching. Revolving around writing and writers, what a great added dimension to my life.

Now I’ve added another dimension. I’m going to participate in the Siwc at Sea. It’s a chance to spend more time on my writing and participating with other writers in workshops to improve my writing.

As usual, tonight I’m at The VinFarm working on my writing for @The Creative Hour at The VinFarm

It’s always the right thing to live life and the dream now.

Keep the coffee and wine flowing.

Respectfully submitted,

Jodi

 

 

 

Back on Track

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Posted by Jodi | Posted in Some spare thoughts from a writer | Posted on 21-09-2019

I haven’t posted here in a while. There is no good reason, but still I just didn’t find the time to follow through. Like everyone else there is so much going on in my life. Besides my regular job and my activity in the community, I am working on another edit of my first book. Each week I take six to ten pages of my first¬† book. After that I am working to go through the recommendations of those in my critique group.

I will work more diligently to post here every week, even if it’s only a few sentences.

Keep the coffee flowing.

Respectfully submitted,

Jodi

 

 

 

Time to Stop Procrastinating

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Posted by Jodi | Posted in Some spare thoughts from a writer | Posted on 25-07-2019

As you can tell it’s been a while since I’ve posted here. There’s no good excuse for doing that, it’s just had to be a matter of choices. With my day job, community activities, time for writing, pickleball and, on occasion, taking time to sleep, I keep running out of time to get everything in.

All in all it’s an incredible life.

I promise that I will work harder to post here more often. For now I’m going back to the edit of my book.

Keep the coffee flowing.

Respectfully submitted,

Jodi

 

Working on Query

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Posted by Jodi | Posted in Short Story Snippets | Posted on 07-04-2019

Each day I spend some time on my writing, but I choose one part to concentrate on for the week. This week I’m working on the query for my submission to Nephele Tempest. While I do this I’m building on my world as I have built the world in my book.

This means that I’m strengthening my platform. One thing I’ve done, for many years now, is to participate with my local Chamber of Commerce. I started about 24 years ago, thanks to my day job. Over the years I have gained many friends and gotten to know my community better. Along with growing as a writer, I’ve grown as a human being.

My local chamber has opened opportunities to pay it forward. Along with this my friends have given me support in the process of writing my book and stories.¬† I already have multiple books sold, and those who have told me this haven’t even had a chance to read any of the current one.

What I am saying here is, if you are building on your creative passion, find times to build on your life and your world too. Share with your community and the rewards are amazing.

Keep the coffee flowing.

Respectfully submitted,

Jodi