Monday, December 30, 2013

More illustrations came in the mail (and a preview...)

Yay!  I love it when Jennifer sends more previews!  When she tells me they are on the way, I check my e-mail about twenty times an hour until I see the e-mail with the attachments!  So, yesterday, five more previews stopped in and here's one:

Kona looks so worried in this picture.  You'll have to read the book to find out why and what happens!!

The book, 'The Rabbit Who Wished He Could Fly' will be out in a couple months.  It'll be available in Soft-covered and e-reader formats!  The book is great for a read aloud for any age child.  I read it out loud to my third grade class, without pictures, without them knowing it was written by me, and they LOVED it!

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You can always find more details about this series on the Facebook page, The Adventures of Kona and His Friends.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

The streak continues...

A couple years ago this would have been a running streak, or an exercise streak when I did triathlons. But today, it's a writing streak.  It's not much, but I'm up to fourteen days!  I've written several thousand words total.  My low was 70 words on Christmas and my high was 4500+ on the 23rd!  I now have two novellas done.  One may never be published, but it was a worthwhile endeavor.  The other I am working on revisions and editing and it will be up as the beginning of a Kindle serial.

What's it about?

Our cat...kinda...You see, we keep our cat's litter box in the basement.  After he poops in it, he flies up the stairs and darts around the house like a crazy man.  We always crack jokes about it.  Well, from this, a story came to me about why he runs up the stairs.  Turns out he's a demon hunter.  We have a portal in our basement that leads to some level of hell.  It's his job (he transforms into something else...) to make sure nothing escapes.  He runs up in the story only occasionally and it's because some sort of demon escaped and he's chasing it down.


I have the first episode of the serial done and I'm starting on episode two.  I also have a couple backstories in mind as well.

Well, I guess this is enough of a delay to start my typing :)

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Writing Streaking

  I found a friday night writing group in twitter a while back under the hashtag #writeclub.  I decided I needed something more and saw a couple other hashtags listed: #dailywrite and #sprintdaily.  I'm not sure how much they'll help with getting me to write every day, but I'm giving it a shot.  I got in 798 words yesterday and 1,536 tonight.  It's a start!  It felt good, too.
  I'm a few thousand word into a novella I'm hoping to turn into a serial.  I even came up with an idea for a prequel that would be a stand alone story.  So, I'd say the last two days were very productive.
  I found a streak group that I had joined for September and it felt amazing to have that accountability to report what I'd done to help finish a novella that I'm going to start revising and editing next month.  I don't know if I will end up doing anything with it, but it's the first novella I've ever finished.  It may just sit in my desk, err, computer.  I'm very proud to have finished it.  That's what counts!  Plus, it's good practice.

Do you streak or do you write a few days a week or when the muse inspires you?

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Character Interviews from 'The Rabbit Who Wished He Could Fly'

Hey everybody!!  I had the honor of interviewing the three main characters from the story 'The Rabbit Who Wished He Could Fly', Bella, the crow, Morgan, the sparrow, and Kona, the rabbit.  They were already posted on the Facebook page The Adventures of Kona and His Friends.  Here are all three together!

Morgan and Bella
An Interview With Bella the Crow:

Q: What’s it like being able to fly?
A: It is amazing!  I can see everything around where I live.  I can go over trees instead of having to go around them in the woods.  It’s like being able to go in a plane whenever I want!

Q: What’s your favorite food?
A: Blueberries!  I love blueberries!  They are my absolute favorite!!

Q: What’s your favorite game to play with your friends?
A: I love hide and seek!  I like being able to fly away fast and hide up in a tree.  Sometimes Kona can hide underground, though and that can make it hard to find him.

Q: Who’s your best friend?
A: By BFF’s are Kona and Morgan!  They are so much fun to play with and they’re really nice.

Q: What is one word that describes you?
A: Playful!

Q: What advice would you give your parents?
A: Not to give me so many chores!  I don’t have enough time to play!!


Morgan
An Interview With Morgan the Sparrow

Q: What’s it like being able to fly?
A: It’s awesome!  It’s like being on a roller coaster whenever and wherever you want!  I can zoom all around and do loopty-loops in mid air!

Q: What’s your favorite food?
A: Hmmm…I’d say blueberries.  I can’t resist them!!

Q: What’s your favorite game to play with your friends?
A: Well, I’d have to say just about any racing game.  I love zipping along as fast as I can!


Q: Who’s your best friend?
A: I love Bella and Kona!  We get along so well.  We’d do anything to help each other!!

Q: What is one word that describes you?
A: Hmmm…thoughtful

Q: What advice would you give your parents?

A: Not to tell me to slow down when we fly somewhere together.
Kona
An Interview With Kona the Rabbit:

Q: What is it like being a rabbit?
A: Being a rabbit is great!  I get to live underground.  I can go almost anywhere I want.  I’ve got fur to keep me warm even in the winter and I can hop really fast.

Q: What’s your favorite food?
A: That’s tough.  I have a lot of foods that I like.  I’d say corn.  I love corn!  Especially right off the cob.

Q: What’s your favorite game to play with your friends?
A: My favorite game to play is tag, though it can be tough when I play with birds- they can just fly away and I can’t get them!

Q: Who’s your best friend?
A: One?  I don’t have one best friend.  I have two!  Bella and Morgan- they’re both birds.  I’d trust them with anything!

Q: What is one word that describes you?
Helpful

A: What advice would you give your parents?
I’d tell them to let me stay out after dark with my friends!