Tuesday, April 30, 2013

New Words! New Words, I tell you!

I've written new words. I've deleted a lot of old words, but I've written new ones to replace them. It's grand and exciting.

I pulled out the first story I ever finished. All 40,000 words of it. And I still love the idea. So, I'm looking at it again. and writing new words! I didn't think I would get around to writing anything at all this year, taking a break until baby girl is a bit bigger, but I'm getting back into it. And it really does feel great. New ideas to expand the story and improve it. (Thanks to new writing friends.)

Also, I've joined ANWA--American Night Writers Association. I'll be heading up a new chapter, here in my little southern Utah town. It's exciting to be finding new people to work with and write with. Okay. I'm saying exciting a lot. But, I guess it's just because everything is exciting!

So, stay tuned. I'm still planning to read a lot, but I'm also going to be writing! Yay!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Announcement: LDS Writer Blogfest coming soon!

blog button photo old-journals-844687-print.jpg Well, it's that time of year. (Actually, a little late, but better late than never.) For the past three years, Krista van Dolzer and I have hosted the LDS Writer Blogfest. It's a great time where LDS writers can connect and share the things they have in common. This year, things have been a little busier for Krista, as she just announced a book deal and has been involved in the Writer's Voice and several other contests on her blog. In talking about it, we decided to push it back a month and let anyone doing the A to Z challenge or participating in the various blogs contests and conferences finish up April.

So, here it is! The blogfest will be on May 20. That's 3 weeks away. Sign up on the linky below or email me at kayejazz(at)gmail(dot)com with an indicator that you want to participate. You can talk about how being LDs effects your writing, what you believe as a Mormon, or anything else you can think of. We'll send out reminders if you leave an email in the comments. And if you want to spread the word, grab the button! (*I'm trying to get the blog button working. I can send you the html code if you want it before I get the grab box working.)

Monday, April 1, 2013

This whole Bloglovin' thing

I read blogs almost exclusively with google reader. At least I did. Until they announced that google is getting rid of reader in July. So, I'm going to try out Bloglovin'. I hope it goes well.
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