life, Random, Writing

T’was The Day Before Christmas…

…and all through the blog, everything had been updated. Now, let’s have some eggnog!

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That’s right, I’ve spent my Christmas Eve updating the website! You might not notice much difference if the blog is all you’re interested in:  a color change, some font updates, and the like. The biggest change you might notice is that the Book Review Stars Explained! page has been moved in the header. It’s now underneath the Blog menu.

The biggest change has been made to the Home page of the site. I now have a featured page (showing where you can buy “Doubt The Stars”, which is out in paperback, by the way!) and a neat little About section. It looks pretty cool if you wanna check it out 🙂

I know I’ve been slacking on the blogging front this month. I’m going to try to catch up on that as much as I can in the next week or so. In the meantime, I hope you all have a wonderful holiday!

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Writing

Once More Unto The (Writing) Breach- November 2017

First things first, I know I missed my Hobbit walking post this past month. But I have a lot of things going on in the writing sphere right now and I want to discuss them, so we’ll do the walking blog next week 🙂

Second things second, “DOUBT THE STARS” IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE! RIGHT NOW! YOU CAN BUY IT RIGHT NOW!

I’m super excited! Even if you don’t read the book, I would really appreciate a share on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or your social media of choice. You can use the hashtag #DoubtTheStars or tag me (fogisbeautiful) and hopefully I will find you!

And last thing, if you read the description of the book and decide it really isn’t your jam, but you’d still like to support me, I have set up this thing called Ko-Fi:

Buy Me a Coffee at ko-fi.com

Just click that link and support my borderline-problematic caffeine addiction…oh, and my writing ;P

Okay! Now we’ve got all that out of the way, let’s get into what went down this month.

What I’ve Accomplished This Month

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I’m gonna pull an Adan Ramie: So, what happened was…my writing group convinced me that all the proofreading and formatting and stuff I did in November totally counted for my NaNo word count. Call me a cheater if you want, but I had a rough month and goddamnit I feel like I deserve this!

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Reading

Have You Hugged A Book Today?- November 2017

What? A blog post, actually posted on time?

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It’s remarkable how often those two traits coincide… ;P
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Oh look at that, I fell behind.

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In my defense I’ve been listening to a lot of podcasts and stuff…which I guess isn’t really much of a defense at all. Oh well, here we go!

Here’s the link to my star rating breakdown if anyone needs a refresher. It’s also up in the header.

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Writing

Once More Unto The (Writing) Breach- October 2017

I’m having a weird moment of trying to even remember what was in October…

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Yeah, that’s probably for the best, because November has been a whole new set of…I don’t even know what to call it. Let’s get into what happened in October and maybe I’ll have a burst of memory recall!

What I’ve Accomplished This Month

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Well…I mean I did stuff! That’s good, right? Right????

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Blogging, life

A Hobbit’s Walking Tale- October 2017

A Hobbit’s Walking Tale by fogisbeautiful

  • Miles Walked This Month (Sept 25th-Oct 29th):  69.5 miles
  • Total Miles Walked: 1,252.8 miles
  • Milestones Reached: Edge of Mirkwood

“Anyway by mid-winter Gandalf and Bilbo had come all the way back, along both edges of the Forest, to the doors of Beorn’s house; and there for a while they both stayed.”

~The Hobbit, Chapter 18: The Return Journey

I finally made it! I finally made it around Mirkwood!

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Now we’re on to Beorn’s place for a little break and then continuing on home.

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Yeah…we’ll see how those famous last words go ;P

 

Blogging, Writing

The Quarterly Writing Round Up!- Q3, 2017

Oh my gosh, it’s a new quarter already!

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2017 is just flying by. If it could slow down a just a smidge I would be fine with that, actually. No? Alright then.

Here’s a recap of my goals for the year, in case you don’t want to go back and read the original post:

Overall goals for the year: Edit and (Finished, Q1/Q2/Q3) Publish “The Stars Are Fire” (now titled “Doubt The Stars”); Write (Finished, Q2), Edit, and Post “Good Intentions”; Finish Writing “Double The Baggins, Twice The Took” (Finished, Q3); Finish Writing “Wonderland Reclaimed”; Write first draft of Tempest in Space novel (tentatively titled “Such Stuff As Dreams”)

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Writing

Once More Unto The (Writing) Breach- September 2017

Let’s start this blog post out with a pictorial depiction of my month:

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Right. Now that we’ve established that

What I’ve Accomplished This Month

 

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Apparently, even taking into account that Harvey is an asshole and my out-of-town shenanigans, my goal of 25k words for September was just too much. I almost made 20k, which I could have been happy with, but I just lost my drive last week, so…yeah.

Let’s break down what I have done:

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Blogging, life

A Hobbit’s Walking Tale- August/September 2017

A Hobbit’s Walking Tale by fogisbeautiful

  • Miles Walked This Month (July 31st-Sept 24th ):  97.2 miles
  • Total Miles Walked: 1183.3 miles
  • Milestones Reached: Still walking around the Edge of Mirkwood

“[Bilbo] had many hardships and adventures before he got back. The Wild was still the Wild, and there were many other things in it in those days besides goblins; but he was well guided and well-guarded-the wizard was with him, and Beorn for much of the way-and he was never in great danger again.”

~The Hobbit, Chapter 18: The Return Journey

 

Oh my god, I AM STILL WALKING AROUND MIRKWOOD!!!

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Not anymore, Bilbo. I swear to god, I take a month off and I’m still wandering around this god-forsaken piece of…land.

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…and I would like to get AWAY from the damn thing as soon as possible. Seriously, my god.

Hopefully we’ll be free of it next month. Stay tuned!