How do you plan your books? Do you spend months building the concept or do you just dive right in?
I'm a little of both. I like to have a general idea of where I am going with the story and of course, the who, what, when, where, and why but other than that, I let the characters tell their own stories. What about you? ❤
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If you watch my stories you know I submitted "Dear Sister" for representation today!
I'm also wading into information on self publishing in the more likely scenario I end up pursuing that route.
I finally wrote a book description in this process, and it's so hard to encapsulate so much work in such a small paragraph. Let me know your thoughts on it: "“Dear Sister” is a paper and ink care package for women. It’s not the subscription box version though, it’s the care package from your girlfriend, who listens. She knows to whether to put in milk or dark chocolate, or if you really prefer something salty. She knows whether to include red or white wine, if you really need a fuzzy robe or a pack of tucks. She is not too precious for your deepest trauma, or most overwhelming, depleting days. This book is a letter to all womankind about claiming identity, worthiness, and calling, and an invitation to build authentic, wholehearted sisterhoods. It details the authors history of growing up in extremely conservative evangelical Christian communities, and her journey to finding home in herself and her faith. "
Photo from last summers' messy feminine beach photoshoot 😍
This is one of my fav quotes, and it’s always a great reminder when I’m facing not only the blank page for a new writing project, but also for so many other life moments I’ve leapt into the past few years (hello self employment)! I use it at the beginning of writing groups, workshops and retreats. And I’ll definitely be using it at the start of my new offering, The Blank Page, a 12-week journey for 10 bold participants (plus me!) during which we will write our hearts out.
We’ll be starting just a week from today on April 1.
Want to join in 🙋♀️? Link in bio for more details. Feel free to DM with any questions.
What have you found to be scariest just before starting?
(Hahaha #justsayin Your words can mean nothing, or you can make sure they mean much to many!! Alllll depends on the route in which you choose. Although it can often times feel like “The Path” chose you, but don’t get it twisted. You are in full control of where your journey takes you 🗝🗺📝🕯)
I came across a surprise while shopping at Target Looks like there is a Stranger Things novel! I didn't know this existed. I don't know who wrote the book, but it sounds awesome! It's a prequel to the TV series storyline. I'll read this book before season 3 begins. Also plan to rewatch season 2 in May or June. The season three trailer looks amazing.
I also purchased a tote and candy. Another successful trip through Target. #Writing#writingcommunity#WritersFollowWriters#StrangerThings#Nwtflix#Target#SwedishFish#GummyWorms
Lord Calorma paced in the small room next to the reception chamber, listening to the conversation between his fiancée. Once Queen. Well, she would still be his queen, but they would be more than monarch and subject, in private if nothing else. Myria was a woman who enjoyed the finer things in life, she suited the crown. Was she a good leader? He should say yes, but he had yet to make up his mind. Would he help her be better? Of course. Would he make sure his legacy would be known after his life? Would he ever. No matter what it took.
His father had been the one to push for him to pursue Myria once her interest had been peaked. Salyr had been mesmerized by her beauty from the time they were first introduced. That was ten years ago and they had both been no more than children. She had been an open and happy child; when her position had been made clear she was nothing but regal. After the courtship had begun he had found a woman filled with fire. They were keeping with tradition and staying pure, with delightful tension rising between them.
Myria sounded ready to rip the priestess’ head off. She probably thought herself very poised but Salyr could tell the difference. He wanted to go in there and lay his hand on her shoulder but knew he would be the one losing his head if he did.
Pacing until he heard the door open and close behind Myria’s company, then he hurriedly went to be by her side.
“My love…” he said slowly.
“That bloody stuck up woman,” she shot out of her seat and walked over to pour herself a large glass of pear brandy. “Who does she think she is? Telling me, the Queen, what is possible and not?”
He sidled up behind her and wrapped his arms around her waist.
“Would your majesty mind pouring her subject a drink as well…?” he asked softly by her ear, he felt her head lean against his and her shoulders shake with a small chuckle.
“Your majesty would be glad to,” she purred as she poured, “this once.”
“Love… you know, it will be a wonderful ceremony,” she stiffened but he kept on. “And the only one fitting a queen like you.”
Stuck right now on my #WIP and this was too true.
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I swear this is how Suzanne Collins wrote the entirety of the Hunger Games trilogy.
Whose fictional death caused you the most pain?
As you can imagine, it’s been a bittersweet time in the Lintz house. We just wanted to say as a family…..thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for your love and support of Team Lintz on TWD. We are humbled and grateful for the opportunity not 1, not 2, but 3 of our children have been given to tell Robert Kirkman’s story over the last 9 years. I’m not sure anything quite like this will ever happen to us again.