Merry and bright!

Wishing everyone a wondrous holiday season! May it be merry and bright and filled with books!

 

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Free Fiction Friday: Sci-Fi winter giveaway

Get your winter science fiction fix with this giveaway. Hurry–the giveaway ends with 2019.

 

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Weekly writing check-in: the weather outside

It’s still so very cold here. I think I’ll be saying that until at least March, maybe April.

I did a small amount of story work this week, scheduled all my Free Fiction Fridays through the end of January, and even managed some holiday shopping.

I’ve also been doing a lot of reading lately, both novels and short stories. I have a bunch of movies on my to-watch list, but I’m all meh about them. What I really want to do is read.

And so far, this year, I’ve read 110 books. This is my best year so far since I’ve started keeping track.

I’m by no means complaining about this. I’ll keep the streak going as long as I possibly can.

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Free Fiction Friday: Portal to Fantasy December Free Books

Another pretty, pretty Portal to Fantasy graphic and a whole bunch of free books for your December reading list.

 

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Weekly writing check-in: holidays, snow, and cold

Current Mood

We’re getting snow; we’re getting some cold heading our way. It’s the holidays!

Even so, I managed some work on both my writing and my 2020 project this week. That’s one of the great things about flash fiction and short stories. You can make progress even when things get hectic.

And since I’m running behind this morning and we have a Girl Scout meeting later on today, I’ll leave you with this lovely picture of a snowplow.

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Free Fiction Friday: Flagship Fantasy and Sci-Fi

Find a few new-to-you authors in this fantasy and science fiction giveaway.

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Weekly writing check-in: announcing my 2020 project

I took last week off from the blog.

I was ruminating on what it is I might like to do next year.

Actually, I’ve been pondering that for a while.

I want to do something completely different with my Free Fiction Friday posts.

So I thought to myself:

Why don’t I post one of my stories every single Friday for a year?

If you’re thinking: because that’s crazy. Well … I thought that too.

But you may have noticed I’ve been a little vague with the writing updates. That’s because I have been writing a lot of short fiction, mostly flash, or at least stories that clock in at 2,000 words or so.

Some I could (and have) sent out to various markets. But, I want to do something different, something challenging, something fun.

Thus, the (Love) Stories for 2020 project was born.

Because I think we could all use a little love, compassion, and kindness as we head into 2020.

I already have January’s stories ready to go, and February’s and March’s slotted (I’m going for challenging, not completely stress-inducing). I also have about 25 – 30 stories I can use, plus I plan on writing some more.

At year’s end, I’ll collect all the stories in a compilation and publish it in ebook and paperback.

So. Yeah. As my son might say. That’s how my 2020 is shaping up.

Wish me luck?

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