Remember the contest I mentioned in my July post? My latest submission didn't make the cut, but I did receive word from Chicken Soup for the Soul that they will be printing a second story of mine in November. I'm so thrilled.
In celebration of a first year anniversary, Do What's Write: Writer's Group has made the leap into podcasts. It's been an amazing journey birthed after the shutdown in 2020 where one mutual friend (Amber) introduced the rest of us (Rachel, Ashley, and me) to each other. We spent Friday nights discussing comma usage, synonyms, word choices, and character development. Please listen to us on Buzzsprout, Spotify, and many others.
I look forward to what the next year will bring with my writing pals.
Click on the book cover for the buy link and the link below to see the book trailer.
I also recorded a small bit for a book trailer Chicken Soup for the Soul will be posting for "I'm Speaking Now." I am so excited about this book's upcoming release on June 1, 2021.
In addition, I make time to write new scenes for three works in progress, novel-sized manuscripts that have required much research to develop. I will share more about these in future posts.
I'm super grateful that the act of writing has shown benefits by relieving stress built up during the day. 😀
When Zale's Tale first made its debut, I'd planned for a simple trilogy as Zale grew up into a merman over two decades. Since then, his story has blossomed into at least four parts with a possible spin-off. I've been quite busy editing this story as the main feature for the upcoming release of the Zale's Tale and Other Shorts Anthology.
It's been quite an oceanic adventure.