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Writing Wednesday ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿป
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What writing a novel looks like for me today: calendars, markers, and coffee. 
Novel writing is HARD--much harder for me than writing poetry. It requires a weird discipline of the mind and really won't work unless some action is taken every day.
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Not sure if there are many astrology-lovers out there but I, personally, am fascinated by the moon cycles and planetary movements. While I was reading a great post of @mikiash's last night I realized I needed to get my ish together after a lazy summer. ๐ŸŒ™ Last night was a new moon in Virgo which reminds us to get organized AND that small steps in a long journey matter. 
Damn did I need to hear that message.
(Funny how the universe does that to us!)
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Soooo, I decided to kick some ass this morning and make an 8-week writing calendar and with weekly tasks for myself.
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I'll be taping this bad boy up to the mirror in my bathroom as soon as I'm done typing this to make sure I don't get lazy on myself again...
or let the little evil writing gremlins in my mind talk me out of finishing!
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I feel like I'm on the home stretch now, and that's ALMOST more daunting than the day I started. ๐Ÿ™ˆ Every day I do this I have more and more respect for anyone out there that's ever finished writing a novel. Y'all are my inspiration!
๐Ÿ–Œโœจ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ—“โœ”๏ธ
P.s. Like my espresso heart? Made it myself ๐Ÿ˜œ
#writinganovel #getorganized #firstnovel #makingitupasigo #coffee #virgonewmoon
24 275 Yesterday
Writing wednesday ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿป ๐Ÿ–Œ what writing a novel looks like for me today: calendars, markers, and coffee. novel writing is hard--much harder for me than writing poetry. it requires a weird discipline of the mind and really won't work unless some action is taken every day. ๐Ÿ–Œ not sure if there are many astrology-lovers out there but i, personally, am fascinated by the moon cycles and planetary movements. while i was reading a great post of @mikiash's last night i realized i needed to get my ish together after a lazy summer. ๐ŸŒ™ last night was a new moon in virgo which reminds us to get organized and that small steps in a long journey matter. damn did i need to hear that message. (funny how the universe does that to us!) ๐Ÿ–Œ soooo, i decided to kick some a*s this morning and make an 8-week writing calendar and with weekly tasks for myself. ๐Ÿ–Œ i'll be taping this bad boy up to the mirror in my bathroom as soon as i'm done typing this to make sure i don't get lazy on myself again... or let the little evil writing gremlins in my mind talk me out of finishing! ๐Ÿ–Œ i feel like i'm on the home stretch now, and that's almost more daunting than the day i started. ๐Ÿ™ˆ every day i do this i have more and more respect for anyone out there that's ever finished writing a novel. y'all are my inspiration! ๐Ÿ–Œโœจ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ—“โœ”๏ธ p.s. like my espresso heart? made it myself ๐Ÿ˜œ #writinganovel #getorganized #firstnovel #makingitupasigo #coffee #virgonewmoon
I'm SO excited to announce that my first novel: 'Not So Far' was picked up for publishing!!! It's going to be on Amazon and in select UK bookstores as of June 18th so keep an eye out! 
**Not So Far follows Pickett, an estranged orphan, as he journeys through 1960s Midwestern America searching for information about his past, and the tragedy that left him wandering alone. ** #FirstNovel #Author #DreamsComeTrue
18 304 April 2016
I'm so excited to announce that my first novel: 'not so far' was picked up for publishing!!! it's going to be on amazon and in select uk bookstores as of june 18th so keep an eye out! **not so far follows pickett, an estranged orphan, as he journeys through 1960s midwestern america searching for information about his past, and the tragedy that left him wandering alone. ** #firstnovel #author #dreamscometrue
Getting closer to launch date. Have to claim my hashtag #NewportJane #firstnovel #beachread
74 285 May 2017
Getting closer to launch date. have to claim my hashtag #newportjane #firstnovel #beachread
Body Language - Gestures & Their Usual Meanings! 
I say
0 38 2 days ago
Body language - gestures & their usual meanings! i say "usual", because everyone is different, and these aren't set in stone. but they are nice guidelines to follow if you're trying to portray certain feelings! #writingismypassion #firstnovel #bodylanguage #lsluther
Back to Zoa today and I'm thrilled! #firstnovel #TheCouragetoBurn #writeordie
2 25 Yesterday
Back to zoa today and i'm thrilled! #firstnovel #thecouragetoburn #writeordie
I'm finally editing my novel hamdollah ๐Ÿ’– #writing #novel #editing #firstnovel #hamdollah
7 132 June 2017
I'm finally editing my novel hamdollah ๐Ÿ’– #writing #novel #editing #firstnovel #hamdollah
Today begins the journey of writing my first book. Feels good to finally have the free time to do so, nervous and excited are understatements! ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“š#firstnovel #writing
4 40 3 days ago
Today begins the journey of writing my first book. feels good to finally have the free time to do so, nervous and excited are understatements! ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“š#firstnovel #writing
Officially submitted thesis baby. ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿค“ ๐Ÿ“š 
After four years of planning, three altered character arcs, two travelling story boards, and one year of committed writing, I've finally completed my first fictional novel! 
Thank you to my amazing community of real-life characters. No one ever tackles a big project entirely alone, and during moments of panic and self-doubt, your support got this thing done.

As per usual, getting it done was a frantic race to the wire. But, when I picked up the stacks from the printers, I got to hold this 300 page manuscript in my hands. In that moment I felt this deep, weighty satisfaction, and thought to myself, I made this. 
#thesis #thesissubmission #unb #mastersofarts #firstnovel
23 128 last month
Officially submitted thesis baby. ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿค“ ๐Ÿ“š after four years of planning, three altered character arcs, two travelling story boards, and one year of committed writing, i've finally completed my first fictional novel! thank you to my amazing community of real-life characters. no one ever tackles a big project entirely alone, and during moments of panic and self-doubt, your support got this thing done. as per usual, getting it done was a frantic race to the wire. but, when i picked up the stacks from the printers, i got to hold this 300 page manuscript in my hands. in that moment i felt this deep, weighty satisfaction, and thought to myself, i made this. #thesis #thesissubmission #unb #mastersofarts #firstnovel
My first novel is now available!  Dream come true!  Can be ordered at Barnes and Noble and Amazon-check it out!  Southern fiction based in Grassy Creek in Spruce Pine NC in 1960.  #daretodream #firstnovel #soexcited #southernfiction #sprucepinenc #mitchellcounty #writer #dreamcametrue #readit
1 14 4 hours ago
My first novel is now available! dream come true! can be ordered at barnes and noble and amazon-check it out! southern fiction based in grassy creek in spruce pine nc in 1960. #daretodream #firstnovel #soexcited #southernfiction #sprucepinenc #mitchellcounty #writer #dreamcametrue #readit
It was an ordinary summer afternoon just a few years later when the massive spaceship appeared in orbit around the planet Earth. No one was expecting this. It just popped into existence suddenly, it seemed.
The ship was nearly three miles across and appeared translucent against the sky. On board were three Macedonians, Commander Hercules and the twins Castor and Pollux. They had just returned from a long journey and were thousands of years late. Zeus was going to be pissed, they thought. They had been caught up in a war in the Sirius constellation, and it had delayed their return. Now they were back, and they were ready to answer to the gods...
Buy my book and find out what happens!  #firstnovel #bookstagram #space #consciousness #goldenage #revival #cosmic #quantummechanics #goodreads #scifi #farout #fiction #writing #author #desertlife #hidesert #mojave
0 17 4 hours ago
It was an ordinary summer afternoon just a few years later when the massive spaceship appeared in orbit around the planet earth. no one was expecting this. it just popped into existence suddenly, it seemed. the ship was nearly three miles across and appeared translucent against the sky. on board were three macedonians, commander hercules and the twins castor and pollux. they had just returned from a long journey and were thousands of years late. zeus was going to be pissed, they thought. they had been caught up in a war in the sirius constellation, and it had delayed their return. now they were back, and they were ready to answer to the gods... buy my book and find out what happens! #firstnovel #bookstagram #space #consciousness #goldenage #revival #cosmic #quantummechanics #goodreads #scifi #farout #fiction #writing #author #desertlife #hidesert #mojave
I thought the first draft was hard until I met the second draft #amediting #firstnovel
0 2 4 hours ago
I thought the first draft was hard until i met the second draft #amediting #firstnovel
So excited to be trying #NaNoWriMo for the first time ever! #novelwritting #NaNoWriMo2017 #newbie #firstnovel #wishmeluck
1 5 6 hours ago
So excited to be trying #nanowrimo for the first time ever! #novelwritting #nanowrimo2017 #newbie #firstnovel #wishmeluck
*a public service announcement!*
if you're buying this guy's book today- and you already purchased it- bless you my friend!!! if you haven't yet- please order from lulu.com as opposed to amazon. amazon gives the writer approximately .40/book and lulu gives the writer approx. $4/book. BIG difference!!! just sayin'... and either way- you guys are awesome!!! go to somewhere.travelingshoespress.com and there is a direct link to order!!! #firstnovel #bookstagram #space #consciousness #goldenage #revival #cosmic #quantummechanics #goodreads #scifi #farout #fiction #writing #author #desertlife #hidesert #mojave
0 18 7 hours ago
*a public service announcement!* if you're buying this guy's book today- and you already purchased it- bless you my friend!!! if you haven't yet- please order from lulu.com as opposed to amazon. amazon gives the writer approximately .40/book and lulu gives the writer approx. $4/book. big difference!!! just sayin'... and either way- you guys are awesome!!! go to somewhere.travelingshoespress.com and there is a direct link to order!!! #firstnovel #bookstagram #space #consciousness #goldenage #revival #cosmic #quantummechanics #goodreads #scifi #farout #fiction #writing #author #desertlife #hidesert #mojave
Introducing my debut novel, Somewhere Out There in The West - now available from Traveling Shoes Press!
Itโ€™s not quite science fiction and not quite speculative fiction. It contains elements of both genres. Itโ€™s more like metaphysical fiction...
There are Lizard people, Avenging Angels, Ancient Nagas, Illuminated Ones, Garuda, a coke dealer, a shaman, a dog named Major, the Macedonians and their spaceship, and more.
Join Billy Hero, the prophetess Shirley La Grange, Reverend T.J. Clemons and a host of characters as they explore time, space and consciousness from here to the ends of the galaxy!
If you like Kurt Vonnegut or Tom Robbins, youโ€™ll probably enjoy my novel.  #firstnovel #bookstagram #space #consciousness #goldenage #revival #cosmic #quantummechanics #goodreads #scifi #farout #fiction #writing #author #desertlife #hidesert #mojave
1 8 7 hours ago
Introducing my debut novel, somewhere out there in the west - now available from traveling shoes press! it’s not quite science fiction and not quite speculative fiction. it contains elements of both genres. it’s more like metaphysical fiction... there are lizard people, avenging angels, ancient nagas, illuminated ones, garuda, a coke dealer, a shaman, a dog named major, the macedonians and their spaceship, and more. join billy hero, the prophetess shirley la grange, reverend t.j. clemons and a host of characters as they explore time, space and consciousness from here to the ends of the galaxy! if you like kurt vonnegut or tom robbins, you’ll probably enjoy my novel. #firstnovel #bookstagram #space #consciousness #goldenage #revival #cosmic #quantummechanics #goodreads #scifi #farout #fiction #writing #author #desertlife #hidesert #mojave
a cool little video from jon for his book! we're havin' some fun with this... ๐Ÿ˜œ #firstnovel #bookstagram #space #consciousness #goldenage #revival #cosmic #quantummechanics #goodreads #scifi #farout #fiction #writing #author #desertlife #hidesert #mojave @hi_desert_jon
2 8 9 hours ago
Three days left to join my mailing list and win this gorgeous bundle of goodies - including a replica of Emi's necklace made by my own fair hand! www.firelines.co.uk #giveaway #firstnovel #booklaunch
0 7 10 hours ago
Three days left to join my mailing list and win this gorgeous bundle of goodies - including a replica of emi's necklace made by my own fair hand! www.firelines.co.uk #giveaway #firstnovel #booklaunch
This is the first update about my book in a little while. Writing this book was a liminal threshold, walking away from things and people who were holding me back in Denver.  Another part was getting back to NYC, where I want to be, where the true self is going to come out. The revision process is more deliberate and time-consuming to me than the creation process, but I love it all the same:  itโ€™s like planting the seeds in your garden, watching them grow, and then tending to the ground and the plants growing, so you can eventually eat the end produce. Today, Iโ€™m meeting with my mentor to tend the garden and work on the next ten to fifteen pages. Writing the first 300 pages was like magic to me, but now this is reality and the hard decisions have to be made about what stays and what doesnโ€™t and then what must be added. I donโ€™t intend to take seventeen years to write this bookโ€ฆ

#NYC #amwriting #writing #novel #87000words #323pages #LFABP #lyric #working  #fiction #essay #lyricEssay #poetry #newWriter #firstNovel #epistolary #lyricNovel #chapters #literature #writerThursday #amEditing #writersLife #wordCount #getPublished #workInProgress
2 6 11 hours ago
This is the first update about my book in a little while. writing this book was a liminal threshold, walking away from things and people who were holding me back in denver. another part was getting back to nyc, where i want to be, where the true self is going to come out. the revision process is more deliberate and time-consuming to me than the creation process, but i love it all the same: it’s like planting the seeds in your garden, watching them grow, and then tending to the ground and the plants growing, so you can eventually eat the end produce. today, i’m meeting with my mentor to tend the garden and work on the next ten to fifteen pages. writing the first 300 pages was like magic to me, but now this is reality and the hard decisions have to be made about what stays and what doesn’t and then what must be added. i don’t intend to take seventeen years to write this book… #nyc #amwriting #writing #novel #87000words #323pages #lfabp #lyric #working #fiction #essay #lyricessay #poetry #newwriter #firstnovel #epistolary #lyricnovel #chapters #literature #writerthursday #amediting #writerslife #wordcount #getpublished #workinprogress
#loislowry #casterman #premierroman #firstnovel #asummertodie #lepalaisdesthes #thevertgingembre #book #instabook
1 9 11 hours ago
#loislowry #casterman #premierroman #firstnovel #asummertodie #lepalaisdesthes #thevertgingembre #book #instabook "il avait fermé les yeux, plongé dans ses souvenirs, le visage souriant. c'était la dernière photo de la planche. il avait les yeux clos et la fumée de sa pipe formait une mince ligne blanche à côté de sa tête, montant en volutes vers le haut de l'image." ***(*)
my love has written his first novel- a far-out supercool fun adventure... and it's out today!!! go to somewhere.travelingshoespress.com and read an excerpt and order a copy! โค๐Ÿ“•๐Ÿ˜ #firstnovel #bookstagram #space #consciousness #goldenage #revival #cosmic #quantummechanics #goodreads #desertlife #hidesert #scifi #fiction #farout #writing #author
1 13 12 hours ago
My love has written his first novel- a far-out supercool fun adventure... and it's out today!!! go to somewhere.travelingshoespress.com and read an excerpt and order a copy! โค๐Ÿ“•๐Ÿ˜ #firstnovel #bookstagram #space #consciousness #goldenage #revival #cosmic #quantummechanics #goodreads #desertlife #hidesert #scifi #fiction #farout #writing #author
Re-editing 27 chapters of my first novel before I finish off the last 10 or so chapters. #firstnovel #writer #editing #workinglunch
0 6 15 hours ago
Re-editing 27 chapters of my first novel before i finish off the last 10 or so chapters. #firstnovel #writer #editing #workinglunch
This view is home every mornining since I started this 'stay-at-home-go-away' meditation retreat. Since I could not simply fudge off to an ashram in India, using what I have has proven to become one of the most fundamental experiences of my life. Talking to the winds, you guys, talking to the winds. #athomeashram #deepstuff #postwriting #firstnovel #connectingtosource #love #pray #chant #listen #to #pop #view #vienna #wien #cobenzl
2 27 18 hours ago
This view is home every mornining since i started this 'stay-at-home-go-away' meditation retreat. since i could not simply fudge off to an ashram in india, using what i have has proven to become one of the most fundamental experiences of my life. talking to the winds, you guys, talking to the winds. #athomeashram #deepstuff #postwriting #firstnovel #connectingtosource #love #pray #chant #listen #to #pop #view #vienna #wien #cobenzl