Saturday, September 17, 2016

Hey you beautiful guys and dolls!!

Yes, I've been gone pretty much all year. I've been so busy. That's not an excuse, I know, but it's true.

Earlier this year, I received word that a contest I had won several months back (about 2 years ago) would be finalized this year and I'd be able to self publish that book! Well, that's not going to work as fast as I'd hoped.

Publishing is a slow world, am I right??

I'm not even for sure if I'll be working on that particular book any more. I wrote this particular story about SIX years ago. It went through several rounds of revisions and edits, and this last time I went through it on my own, I made a mess of it. I took the chapters apart, and even some the individual scenes and rearranged and rewrote some chapters to add to my word count. I didn't know how to fix it. I'd hoped the contest I won would work out, but not all dreams can be realized and sometimes, it's best to know when to shelve a project and move on.

So in light of that, I moved on. I still love my story, but I don't think it was meant to be. Who knows. Maybe one day, I'll pull it from the archives and see if I can make it work....

For now, I'm working on my PITCHWARS manuscript. The amazing Lizzy Charles chose me and my  YA fantasy to work with and I'm so excited. I applied three years ago to Pitch Wars, and at that time, I was chosen. Honestly, I wasn't ready and when I look back now, I"m thankful I wasn't picked then.

But this year, I made it!! I've been working non stop between school (I homeschool two kiddo's!) and writing. I still have a ton of revisions, but my story is moving along and I can't wait to see the finished product:)

Well, that' my very short update. I hope to post an in-depth article about my pitch wars experience soon. Until then, have a beautiful day, you lovely people!!!!!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Insecure Writers Support Group

Hey beautiful guys and dolls... I'm sorry I forgot this month and last month posting. I've been swamped with work. Please bear with me and I'll see you next month.

How's everyone doing? I hope all is well.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Insecure Writers Support Group January 2016

Welcome to the first IWSG of 2016!! I'm so excited to start the year. I've got so many wonderful things happening this year!

My biggest piece of news? I will be publishing my first novel via self publishing! I'm so excited! It's a bit early to share any details, but I will have more information ready by March, so be patient and BE EXCITED!!

Also, I wanted to thank all of YOU for your continued and faithful support. There have been many times through the past 4 years I've looked forward to each month because I needed a hug or a smile. Insecure Writers Support Group has never failed to deliver the encouragement I needed.

Thank you!!

See you next month, you beautiful guys and dolls!!

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Insecure Writer Support Group November 2015

Hey y'all! How's your month going so far? Can you believe it's almost Thanksgiving? Where has the year gone? Wow.

Welcome to my monthly support meeting. Hi! My name is Talynn and I'm insecure about my writing.

This month, I'm participating in NanoWriMo, but I didn't sign up with a cabin on site. It'll be the first time in FIVE years I haven't joined a cabin. (UPDATE: As I'm sure everyone knows...Cabins are for Camp Nano, but during November, you sign up and simply tag a few writing buddies. This year, however, I didn't know anyone who's participating. I did go ahead and sign up. Maybe it'll help me keep track of my progress!)
I usually enjoy the cheering and the updates from other participants. But this year, I didn't have anyone I knew personally, and I felt a little weird being in a cabin of strangers and laying out my book with others who may not really care, just because they don't know me.

But I'm participating, and writing, and loving my characters and story so far. We'll see how it goes.

I've been querying, but I'll be taking break from that while I write this new story, work on edits and prepare for the upcoming holidays and family time. We'll be heading back to Kentucky for the winter, so I plan to enjoy my family while there and enjoy being HOME until spring.

Well, that's it for this month, beautiful guys and dolls! See you next time!

While you're out visiting, be sure and stop by and say hi!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

IWSG October 2015

Hey beautiful guys and dolls!

Insecurity has a hold on me, like a shadow creeping up behind me. Isn't it odd how you can feel the "blues" sneaking up and you know it's hounding to catch up with you?

I AM excited about the upcoming contests this month, and also NanoWrimo next month. Are you participating in NaNo?

I'm trying hard to keep my chin up and not get discouraged. It's difficult to not worry and fear I may never see my dream come true. But you know something?

The best thing about shadows is the eventually pass over you!

See you next month!