Tonight I posted the epilogue, and final instalment of September. As I finished, it dawned on me that Ive written 7 books in 1 year. 2 trilogies, and 1 single. Wow. I never realized until tonight just how much Ive written in such a short time. Ive never really been as consumed with any pass time the way I have with writing. I suppose thats why I never realized before just how much Ive written.
Approximately 3500 pages
Countless characters, scenes, dramas and settings.
And Ive loved every minute of it!
Normally, Im not a big fan of November. Its that month between Halloween and Christmas, where all you have to look forward to is frigid temperatures and bare trees.
But this November I have good feelings for...
First, I am going to be a featured author with Liz Meldon on her blog, with an interview on November 9th. We will be discussing my passage in to writing, 'ship names' and the fandom that is writing!
On the same day, November 9, Afterlife will be a featured story on Wattpad! Be sure to check out the site and app to see the feature!
I am still (im)patiently waiting for responses from literary agents and publishers I've queried. Rejections are always disheartening, but I know that even Harry Potter and Twilight were turned down countless times before someone took a chance on them. Im not going to give up, and even if it never happens, I'm going to keep writing! I love losing myself in the characters I create, and hearing how readers fall in love with them as well
I will keep you all posted on what Im hoping will be a great November!
So, I may be a little excited to announce that I am going to be a featured author on Liz Meldon's blog for November 9, 2015 :)
Liz is an amazing Romance and Ghostwriter, with her blog featuring book reviews, author interviews and more!
Be sure to check her out, as well as our interview together on November 9th!
I made an observation tonight. I am only about eight chapters away from finishing my latest work, September. I spend the majority of my days thinking of how to frame the next chapter, what they will say, what will happen. I do all my writing in the evenings, in my bed, my laptop perched on my lap just as it is now while I write this blog post.
Today was no different, my mind distracted as the husband drug me around the Ski and Snow Expo, my mind more lost in the fictional lives of Ethan and Blake than of hubbys ramblings about bindings and snowboards. It was my full intention to write the next chapter as soon as I got home, since I left readers with a bit of a cliffhanger last night.
Unfortunately, as soon as I lay down to write, I felt horrible. Nausea, dizziness, stomach pains. I even posted on my Wattpad that I wouldnt be able to post a new chapter tonight because of my less than stellar stomach, but the moment I hit post, I felt guilty. Haha.
So, i popped gravol, Tylenol and drank a whole glass of water, and set to it. After a while, I lost myself in my writing, just like I tend to do while reading.
So my observation is this...I love writing. i really do. When Im not writing, i actually feel twitchy. After I finished the Afterlife series, I spent about three weeks with nothing on the go. The entire time, I felt incomplete. Like I HAD to be writing something. I toyed around with ideas, bounced them off my friends, until the concept for September came to me. Now that Im writing again, its like a void is filled.
I never knew what I wanted to do with my life in terms of career. I am an RN, and that is my job. It is not my passion, however. I honestly thought I wasnt one of those people who could ever have a passion, something that they really loved and HAD to do. Apparently, I was wrong. Because in writing the silly stories from my head and losing myself in my own rambling, I found that passion.
Just an observation....
Rumor has it that Afterlife (book 1) will be a Wattpad featured story as of November 9th!
I am so excited about this opportunity! So watch for Afterlife on the feature section of Wattpad starting November 9!
While writing the latest chapter of September, I got to thinking about my own bucket list. All the things I wanted to do, have done, and still want to do. So, I figured what better place and time than here and now to put it all in writing!
The highlighted items are the ones Ive already done!
I encourage you all to send, or reply, with your own either here, on my twitter at @unrealismbooks or wattpad at @kristimcm! Lets share our experiences!
MY BUCKET LIST
Witness an eclipse
Go to Brazil
Attend a music festival
Attend an award show
Learn to play an instrument
Be front row at a concert
Fly first class
Get a tattoo
Get a university degree
Go to Greece
Complete a half marathon
Go to Hawaii
Go to the British Isles
Save a life
Go to Asia
Go to Fiji/BoraBora/Tahiti
Pet a penguin
Go to Africa
Visit all the continents
Release baby turtles
Learn another language
Start a memory jar
Swim with turtles
Stand on the equator
Swim with sharks
Im sure I will lay in bed all night thinking of more, but this is all I got right now! Share yours!
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