Lifting the Fog


Original image via Bing Creative Commons, courtesy of 55Laney69 on Flickr Photos

Spring is about to be sprung in my part of the States. After going through such a cold, seemingly long winter, I am ready for the warmer weather. It may have had something to do with the reason why I had stopped posting and work on my work in progress slowed down to almost a complete halt.

I kept saying, next month I will get my butt in gear. Well, you know what? It is the next month, and it almost passed me by in a blink of an eye. It is April, and I need to get myself in gear and get some writing done.

So what have I been up to during my little disappearing act?

I worked a little bit on the next book in my Orgarlan Saga. I am eating that elephant one bite at a time. There is not much to say at this time, except I am meeting my character and relearning them. Aaron is bored, and I need to find something for her and her friends to do. I could burn down the tower where they are staying, but how many times are you allowed to burn things down before your characters are accused of arson?

In the meantime, I have begun exploring Wattpad. That is right! I joined Wattpad back in 2010, and I never went any further with the site other than creating a profile, which I have since then have changed. They have a neat feature on the site. You can post short stories you are working on or even chapters of a story, one at a time. Readers can then vote and comment on your stories.

I hadn’t done anything like this since posting on Myspace back in the heyday when that social media site was bigger than Facebook. It changed when the site began leaning toward music after Tom left the site he built from the ground up.

This past weekend I began working on a side project I want to build on Wattpad. I’m calling it, Sleeping on the Beach. It is about a woman who hears strange noises in her home when she is sleeping. After making a few discoveries, she begins to believe she is sleep walking. I’m hoping readers will help me brainstorm this story line since I am panstering instead of plotting.

I’m hoping to post a new chapter once a week.

 

My free book promotion period is over. All three books did better than I had planned. Now if only the reviews would start coming in, that would be neat.

 

Thank God the Brain Fog has finally lifted!


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2 thoughts on “Lifting the Fog

  1. Hi Linda! I read a great article a few weeks ago about Wattpad: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/24/technology/web-fiction-serialized-and-social.html?_r=0
    It seems writers have had success with connecting with readers as well as publishers. Have fun with it and I’ll look forward to reading about your experience!

    • Mary, I have known about the uses of connecting with readers via Wattpad for years. I just never took the leap. Or when I did, I didn’t understand how the site worked, or how easy it was to post my stories. I will look forward to keeping you updated.

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