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Blog break! But gearing up for National Novel Writing Month!

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I’m gonna take a bit of a break from the blog for about two weeks. I’ll get back to posting on October 9th and we’ll have a new Tool Time Tuesday that week as well!

I’m still around on social media, in general. I’m on Twitter: @troilee.

Also, if you haven’t yet checked out The Writing Tribe group on Facebook, now’s your chance. I’ll be posting Gear Up for Nano posts all through October and we can get Nano prep done together! It’s 100% free, so come on out and join your Tribe!

 

 

 

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No blog post today: Rebooting my brain & my schedule!

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So I just finished up a crazy 3 cons in 3 weeks in 3 states cycle. I had pre-written most of my content for those weeks, but I didn’t get *past* them. Apparently I assumed I’d get on them last weekend.

Yeah, that didn’t happen. So the blog is taking this week off! I’ll be back next Monday with more great content and another Tool Time Tuesday for next week!

Go get some writing done!

 

 

 

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Back, with a Vengeance!

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Did you miss me? I’ve been away for awhile. 2016 was a rough year for me, both professionally, but more so personally. I spent most of the year dividing my time between my home in Atlanta and my grandmother’s home on the west side of Tennessee. She’d had a stroke, fallen, and broken her neck back in November 2015 and so when she went home in May, I became part of her caregiving team. I would spend two to three weeks at a time in TN. It was hard, but I wouldn’t trade that extra time with her for the world.

As a result, though, all of my work suffered. Daily structure was non-existent, since the times she was up and awake were different every day. Her naptimes would vary in length and I just found the lack of structure damaging to my productivity. But I wouldn’t have done it any differently, even knowing the hit I would be taking in terms of work.

A couple days before Christmas, my amazing, badass grandmother passed away. She was ready. It was time. But that means I have to get my crap together for 2017. And that’s what I’m doing! For me, and for my Gram.

So, what you can expect from me in 2017:

  • regular blog posts (at least 1x week, on Mondays, with the possibility of additional posts as well)
  • a really cool bonus in exchange for your e-mail address, which I’m hoping to roll out this week, so make sure you check back!
  • a new educational site for writers — I’ve got a target date for launch around mid-late March
  • I have a lot more in my head, but let’s start with that as a to do list start!

I’m also thinking about doing regular Facebook Live Q&A/Writing discussions. What do you think about that idea? I’d love your input!

Okay, so get ready! We’ve got some bit changes coming!

Website revamp!

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We’re working on revamping the site, so things might look a little odd at times, or things might change unexpectedly. We’re still playing with how all the new bits are going to fit together. So just bear with us! 🙂

I’ve got a lot of stuff planned for the site, so be sure to sign up for the newsletter to be kept up to date! Plus you get free stuff!

Soooo… back to WordPress!

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Though I loved the look of my blog at BlogEngine, it just didn’t work as well as WP, so we’re back over to the original platform. Please be patient as I get all my ducks in a row again. I have to work on getting the links active, re-adding my Twitter feed, and various other things. Maybe I’ll make a “to be done” list and make it a sticky post!

Thanks again for your patience! The dust will clear soon and I will make good on that resolution I made two months ago!

Resolutions

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Happy New Year!

I’m not usually one to make new year resolutions. I like to think that I can resolve to do anything anytime. I don’t need the new year to do that. And, for the most part, that’s true. But this year, I’m going to make one and it pertains to this blog.

As you’ve probably noticed, I suck at keeping up with blogging. I don’t know why. It always ends up on the back burner. So my resolution is to post at least once a week, although I’m going to try for more. Some posts may only be a few lines, some may be more in depth. I suspect part of my issue is that I think every post must be long and brilliant. Well that stops now, I tell you! 🙂

Let me know if there are topics you’re interested in. I can always use inspiration!

Bring on 2011!