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Our September Author Interviews--9/6 Kathleen Valenti, 9/13 David Burnsworth, 9/20 Jeri Westerson, 9/27 Frances Brody. Please join us in welcoming these authors to WWK.
September Saturday Guest Bloggers: 9/2--Anne Bannon, 9/9 WWK Bloggers, 9/16 Margaret S. Hamilton, 9/23 Kait Carson, and on 9/30 Trixie Stiletto.
“May 16, 2017 – The Women’s Fiction Writers Association (WFWA) today announced the finalists of the second annual Star Award, given to authors of published women’s fiction. Six finalists were chosen in two categories, General and Outstanding Debut. The winners of the Star Award will be announced at the WFWA Retreat in Albuquerque, New Mexico on September 23, 2017.” In the general category, WWK’s Carla Damron was one of three finalist for her novel, The Stone Necklace. Go to Carladamron.com for more information. Congratulations, Carla!
Congratulations to our writers for the following publications:
Warren Bull's new Lincoln mystery, Abraham Lincoln In Court & Campaign has been released. Look for the Kindle version on February 3.
Shari Randall's "Pets" will be included in Chesapeake Crimes: Fur, Feathers, and Felonies anthology, which will be published in 2018. In the same anthology "Rasputin," KM Rockwood's short story, will also be published. Her short story "Goldie" will be published in the Busted anthology, which will be released by Level Best Books on April 25th.
In addition, our prolific KM will have the following shorts published as well: "Sight Unseen" in Fish Out of Water, Guppie (SinC) anthology, just released, and "Making Tracks" in Passport to Murder, Bouchercon anthology, October 2017.
Margaret S. Hamilton's short story, "Once a Kappa" was published as a finalist in the Southern Writer's Magazine annual short story contest issue. Mysterical-E published her "Double Crust Corpse" in the Fall 2016 issue. "Baby Killer" will appear in the 2017 solar eclipse anthology Day of the Dark to be published this summer prior to the eclipse in August.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
When I was in school, I used to finish my homework the day it was due. I think I took homework home in grade school, but somewhere around junior high, I almost never did my homework at home. This meant there were many days when I could be found working on my 4th period book report in 3rd period Algebra, and so forth
This method seemed to work well enough for me, since I was able to achieve A's and B's for my grades, and even made the honor roll. However, there was always that stress associated with racing to get something done in the eleventh hour. Waiting until the last minute seemed to make me focus better on whatever task I had to work on, but at a price. To this day, I've been told that I sometimes come across as angry when in fact I'm just extremely focused on a task that has to get done right away.
As I got older, though, I wanted to get away from the stress of waiting until the last minute to finish (or even start) a project. Yes, I had been able to make things work that way--and quite often, they turned out amazingly well--but I grew tired of being stressed out, and knowing that it could've been even better if I'd only taken more time.
So when I first started writing my other blog, I set aside a certain day to write each week's post, allowing myself a few days for revisions. There were weeks when things got in the way of revisions, and I would scramble the day before, or even an hour before I posted the blog, but I was always able to produce my blog every Friday.
Then, when I joined WWK, I learned that it was possible to schedule posts for days or even weeks in advance. Don't ask me why I didn't learn that in my almost two years at my other blog, because I don't know the answer to that. Chalk it up to not learning all the ins and outs of that program, and just focusing on the writing. But, when I learned that here, I thought "WooHoo!" Now I could write blogs in advance, have them all set up, and I wouldn't have to remember to go post at a certain time of the day. I usually have a month's worth of blogs lined up here at WWK, and I'm working towards that at my other site.
Now all I have to remember is to go to each blog on the days they post, and respond to the comments that get left . . . which sometimes gets a little tricky, I have to admit. The one downside to setting things up in advance is that it's not foremost in my thoughts anymore. I've written it, and scheduled it, so my work seems done.
There are still times when I use the last-minute panic mode, to be honest. Even if I have things all scheduled, every now and then I get a flash of inspiration for a blog that I just HAVE to write, and that would work better for this week's post. So, I just brush off my panic-mode hat, and get to work.
This week’s post wasn’t like that, though. ;o)