Money + Plans for Money + Other Stuff

Money + Plans for Money + Other Stuff

I was just thinking along, minding my own business, when suddenly, it hit me.

I’m going into my last year of school.

After I’m finished, I intend to get a job, save money, and take some community college courses for the first year. And … those are honestly my only plans.

I mean, I want to be an English lit teacher, assuming some amazing guy doesn’t walk into my life (magically) before then, but … I’m not 100% sure that’s really what I want to do with my life.

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Summer Goals + Updates

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Hello ladies and gents!

First, I’m going to have to ask my friend Lana to forgive me for using her beautiful illustration without her permission. I quite frankly forgot to ask. I did credit her, however. So … am I forgiven?* I’m a terrible person.

Second, this is a kind of random post with a bunch of different stuff in it. There will be some writing updates, some life updates, and some random ramblings. AND, of course, I’ll be having some Summer Goals. Because I came up with another batch. #CantDecide

*No, I don’t actually expect you to forgive me, Lana. You can hate me forever … if you want ….

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June Wrapup + Hiatus

Wowza … July already? I know I’ve said this practically every month, but time flies. Time is like the jet plane of flying. I dislike time mightily …

I feel like I didn’t do a lot in June, but I did publish two books. So that includes a lot of formatting and sweat and blood and such. #NoBloodNoGutsNoGame #OrNoBook*

Anyways, let’s move on! Well, actually, we’re moving back ’cause we’re reviewing June. Which reminds me of how much reviewing I need to do. *shivers*

*My friend Bailey told me that I need to capitalize the first letter of #hashtags with more than one word so it’s easier to read. Like #IDontKnowWhyImHashtagging But no punctuation. ‘Cause even I won’t break that rule …

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TDS and IvIn Blog Tour: Day 9

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It’s Day 9! That’s right. For nine ENTIRE days I’ve been posting the EXACT. SAME. POST.* and it is sooo boring for everyone involved.

Including myself.

Like, I am so bored with blogging right now. Because it’s the EXACT. SAME. POST.™ **

So I decided to switch it up a little.

*with slight variants (I have little note things! Like May!)
**I’m also stealing various bloggers’ little ™ thing.
***I’m a filch. (And no, there wasn’t a statement that this was related to. This is totally random.

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TDS and IvIn Blog Tour: Day 8

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Hello! Welcome to day 8! I can’t believe we’ve been doing this for over a week now.  *dances* I wish I had something exciting to do here …

I should just talk about random stuff.

  1. Watching soccer is like watching people eat. “Yep, went down to McDonald’s today … watched my little brother finishing off a hamburger … he totally swallowed the whole thing ….”
  2. There should be “All Lives Matter.” ‘Cause they do.
  3. The “I Love Cats” video is still funny. It probably always will be.

And … that is all. Moving on ….

 

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TDS and IvIn Blog Tour: Day 7

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Good morning, ladies and gents! We’ve only got a little less than a week of blog tour to go … and though that is sad (I want people to keep on talking about me – I mean, my books – forever), it’s also good that soon I’ll be back to my normal posting schedule.

A couple things I forgot to say before:

I’m going to announcing both the giveaway winners and one other thing (that is important … and hush-hush just now, so shhh!) on Saturday morning (as early as possible, though it may drift into afternoon knowing me).

Also, if you have a burning desire for a signed paperback copy of one of my books, that is a possibility (if you’re in the US; I can’t ship out of country). It costs just a couple dollars more than a paperback would cost you on Amazon + shipping and handling.

So #expensive. I’m thinking about $15 for TDS or IvIn and $12 for TLOTV. But I need to work on it. I’d like to charge less, but I have to pay to have them shipped here then pay to ship them to you … which is expensive.

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TDS and IvIn Blog Tour: Day 5

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It’s release day! *excited dancing*

You can now purchase IvIn in Kindle. (Not that I expect you to, but that it is a possibility.) Paperback may take a while to get out, perhaps upwards of a couple days, but it will eventually. (Sorry for the delay … once again, busyness abounds!)

For the release day, not a ton of stuff is happening, although there is a Facebook party (though it may be over by the time you see this). This is an even briefer post than normal, actually … it’s mostly to announce today’s bloggers and inform you of the publication!

However, I’m hopefully going to be sending out a newsletter (*gasp*) and posting on Reveries Reviews later today. So there’s that. #lamesauce

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The Truth About Outlining Revealed

Today we’re going to be talking about outlining. ‘Cause we all know it’s not truly what we think it is. *wiggles eyebrows*

The Truth About Outlining Revealed

People nowadays pass outlining off as something any author can do in excess without losing their souls. But is it?

This greatly-debated question is the subject of our post today. Though this is a brief little discussion, I hope it will inform you as to the dangers of over-outlining.

Outlining is the formation of novel ideas pre-writing to maximize your chances of success during the first draft. This may come in many forms – the bullet points, the summary, etc.

Outlining can be a very good thing. In fact, I think it’s one of the best things someone can do pre-writing if they want to have a functional first draft. But there is such thing as over-outlining.

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Guest Post: Five Great Summer Reads

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That’s right … today we have a guest post! It’s been a while since we’ve had one of those, hasn’t it?

Today, Elisabeth of Mostly Styled will be recommending a few books to you (that could be read in the summer … or practically any time … but I’m gonna call them ‘summer reads’ anyway). I’ve read all but one myself and would definitely recommend them. The one I didn’t read (Eve’s Daughters) looks quite interesting! Just my kinda book …

So check them out and try not to roll your eyes at me escaping my blogging duties (per se) once again.

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25 Spoiler-Free Facts About The Dressmaker’s Secret

This post was inspired by Victoria Lynn, my fellow author and friend. Also, I think Abigayle Claire, author of Martin Hospitality (a book I keep meaning to buy a copy of and read), did something like this? I can’t remember.

Anyway, lots of people inspired me to do this (although Victoria was the main one), and … I loved the idea, so here goes.

Y’all know that’s how blogging works for me …

Also, sorry about the post being out late. I was busy yesterday watching Pirates of the Caribbean. *nods* But isn’t Keira Knightley gorgeous, though!? Admit it. You think she is …

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