Trying out Instagram!

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After attending two writer’s conferences within the past year that boasted the benefits of Instagram, I finally got around to making an account! I’ve been Instagramming for about 2 months, and I have to admit, it’s growing on me. I’m still a big fan of Twitter. Afterall, as a writer, it gives me lots of opportunities to read other people’s WIP blips and to share my own.

Instagram has given me a new outlet for expression, though. I haven’t fully defined my style yet, but I mostly post pics of my writing endeavors, and all the things going on as part of my writing experience, ie: cats, coffee, books, etc.

The hard-thing I have with Instagram is the hashtags. They seem to be all over the place. If you have a fave Instagram hashtag for writers let me know! I love to connect more successfully.

Anyway, click here to check out my Instagram page! I hope everyone had a super fun Thanksgiving and holiday weekend. Cheers!

 

 

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200 Posts!

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WordPress sent me a notice this week that I had officially reached 200 posts on Endless Edits!

Learning to blog, and reaching out to other people, has been a wonderful experience. My time on Endless Edits and WordPress has been well spent.

I’d like to thank my 219 followers for their support and interaction, and I hope to continue to bring amusing and hopefully, helpful content to you in the future.

Have a great week!

Back to Reading

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I’m so thrilled to confess that I’ve been able to read 4 books this year, with number 5 well on it’s way. To most of you I’m sure this is an obismally small number of books, but to me, it’s so much!

As a stay-at-home-mom, I’ve found that my reading time has decreased every year since having kids. I could never compare myself to those who read multiple books a week, but I used to read 1-2 books per month. Since being a full time mom of 2, that number has dropped to 1-2 books per year. I’ve been very disappointed about that and it has plagued my mind for years.

However, a miraculous series of events has permitted me the luxury of reading once more–it’s amazing what having a few hours to yourself per week will accomplish–yay pre-k! Between finding a great series to read, vacations, and the new school year, reading time is now mine!

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So, without further ado, I’ll let you know what I’ve been reading. For those of you into fantasy, let me recommend The Immortal Empire series, by Kate Locke. It’s got vamps, werewolves, goblins, English vernacular, and great Victorian fashion. Love, love, love.

I also finished The Life of Pi, and let me tell you, it was amazing! A novel based on true circumstances, it’ll keep you glued to your seat.

Book #5, which I haven’t finished yet, is Climbing the Stairs. I’m about a third of the way through this book and I’m really enjoying it. The story is set in India, 1940’s and focuses around traditional Indian family dynamics vs a more modern view. Lots of family heartache. I look forward to finishing it.

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I’m so glad my birthday is this month! Hopefully I’ll get a few Barnes and Noble giftcards and maybe even reach 6-7 books read for 2017!

So, what’s the best book you’ve read this year? Please flood my comments with great titles!

#WriterMemeMonday

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The past week I had an unusually successful stint of writing. Between Monday and Tuesday, I plowed through almost 2,300 words in my WIP, Refining Sylver. At the moment, my wordcount is just over 57,000 words. I’m so pleased to be chugging along and finally nearing the end of my 1st draft.

I have grand hopes to finish before the end of 2017. However, I usually give myself a reprieve from writing obligations during December because the familial obligations become overwhelming that month.

However, if I can bust through the 60,000 word mark, maybe even hit the 65,000 before Black Friday, then I’d be greatly pleased.

Anyone want to report on word count or how you manage your writing goals during the holidays? Please leave a comment or word of advice! We’re all in this writing thing together.