So, I haven’t been all gung-ho on the PlotWriMo scene. I have, however, been using key points to help my WIPs.
Speaking of, I got great feedback on Aaralyn’s Song, my Camp NaNo baby. I think the month away while focused on NaNo really hit the spot and I have renewed energy for this series. There’s more of an edge to the story now and I added new characters and character connections that I think work well.
Case in point, imagine your foster mom was Old Mother Hubbard, only in this story, she’s a cross between Alfred Pennyworth, Alice Nelson, Mrs. Garrett, and Kato. If you don’t know any of these names, clearly you are not a child of the 80’s or campy nostalgia. I recommend a heavy dose of retro tv to whet your appetite.
Also, I did a lot of blog reading. More on that in the next section.
As promised, I am taking a more active position in networking and I did this by going to EVERY BLOG on the #ROW80 linky. Took me a couple of days, but I got through all twenty-four of them. While I might not be able to do this every week (two check-ins!), I promise to do the complete list monthly and at least a random handful in each check-in. Of course, I’ll automatically go to my commenters’ sites, as well. It’s good to give back.
I also took lead on modding an author chat tonight at SavvyAuthors. Nice experience. Less pressure for next time. I have to work on the transcripts in the next couple of days (this should be in the writing section) and post them on the forums.
Found new apps that have audio-visual flashcards for the languages I’m learning.
Since there was a flash sale and they were all free, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity of getting other languages. You know, for when I expand my repertoire.
Holy hump day, Batman. We’re already four days into Jingle Bells!