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  • Personal Growth & Changes

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    New for me

    Anyone that knows me, knows that I am always reading, studying and learning new things. This has led to personal growth & changes in me as well as my writing. I will not bore you with all the gory details of this process, unless you request them. Just a few of those responsible for my insights are: Jeff Goins, Bryan Hutchinson as well as J.E. & M. Keep

    The Old

    I have read through my old blog posts. To be honest, they are beyond boring. I found myself not really caring about what I wrote. That is sad and I am sorry if I bored you. Let me rephrase. I care about the things I have blogged about thus far. I simply find it ho-hum in a world filled with millions of such posts.

    The New

    I love to write. If I do not write every day, I feel off, wrong, cranky and not myself. I need it almost as much as I need the air I breathe. Since I need to write, isn’t that what my blog should be? Me writing? From now on, that is what you’re going to get, my writing. You may or may not like it, which is great. Either way it will be more real and more me.

    After today, I promise you will not get boring commentary on current issues, political views or any of the other millions of things like these that flood the internet. You will get one more of them today since it is already scheduled. After that, you will get my writing and things directly related to my writing.

    The new also means that when the mood strikes me, there will be adult content here. You have been warned.


  • Revamping A Few Things

    I am revamping a few things that have been annoying me.

    cropped-Space-01.jpgI got rid of BuddyPress and the bbPress forums. They are not user-friendly and did not do what I wanted them to do. I will find a compatible forum that has the features I desire. It might take some time, but I know it is out there somewhere. I am not sure I will replace BuddyPress since it is a wonderful target for the spam-bots and nobody needs that.


  • Synopsis

    The fact that I do not have a synopsis for my first book speaks volumes about my inexperience as a writer. It also speaks to the lack of information budding authors are given by the so-called “professionals”.

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    Synopsis: such a simple word that gave me monumental stress.

    It never dawned on me to describe one of my books in a brief, no frills short. Since I learn by example, I set out in search of examples online. It was a daunting task sifting through the millions of results. After many hours, I did it.

    Something to keep in mind when looking for usable examples and information: if you have more than one protagonist, this becomes significantly more complicated.

    A HUGE thank you to: Writer’s Digest & Chuck Sambuchino for providing exactly what I needed. For more synopsis resources, check out “Places I Prowl“.

    After many, many false starts, I finally have a rough draft of a synopsis for the first book. I am planning to spruce it up and have it to the editor by Monday morning. I am excited an anxious about this new territory I am exploring. Thrilled to learn new things as well as anxious about my inexperience in these matters.


  • What’s been keeping me busy

    I’m sorry that it’s been so long since you have heard from me and thank you for your patience.

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    What I’ve been up to:

     

    Been busy with real life things. Mostly I have been busy writing the second book in my ever-growing series. I have also been looking for beta readers, an editor, designing covers and revising when/where needed.

    Also Been busy learning how to use Dragon NaturallySpeaking. I know, sounds trite and trivial, however it is not, it is so that I can write my future books even faster and only get half as many hand cramps. This will also speed things up since I will be able to write even more on any given day. Although, at this point, I think the Dragon is training me instead of the other way around.

    Since I have not had much luck with beta readers (people have busy lives), I will create a place for them in the forums. If you are interested in becoming a beta reader or are a writer in search of one, you will be able to post in there. That way, you will all be able to find each other.

    If you have any problems with trying to do anything on my site, simply e-mail: Support@nlarl.com or webmistress@nlarl.com

    Have a hot, wet, sweaty day and juicy dreams.


  • Let’s get started

    Courtesy of: http://www.polyvore.com/tiger_princess_fantasy_wallpaper_640336/thing?id=33559810 If this is wrong, please let us know.What to Expect

    If you are looking for one topic and a logical sequence of thoughts, then you are in the wrong place.

    I have tried to stick to one topic in blogs before and it does not work well for me. You get my thoughts and opinions mostly uncensored. You will get my ideas/interests/notes and anything else that comes to mind that day.

    I am not child or user-friendly, do not expect to be coddled or have sunshine pumped up your skirt. I am me, you will either like that or you won’t come back, it is entirely up to you. That said, I hope you stay and take part giving me your feedback, opinions, likes, dislikes and any other response you see fit to share. No spam or attacking other users. I like to eat spam, not see it on websites.