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Anthology! Back to my short story roots

Hello Groovy People,

So in a previous post I mentioned I’m working on an anthology.  I didn’t go into it too much as I was going to make a separate post.  So here it is!

I have so many ideas for stories in my head and making books takes a really long time, usually years!  So instead of doing 5 stand alone books, I thought I’d put them all in one, and shorten them a bit.

Each short story is its own story and does not relate to one another.  They are all their own genre too.  The first is a literary fiction/drama, the second is science fiction, the third is a romance, the fourth is an action/adventure, and the last is horror.  I thought I’d try for genre specific stories with these short stories as a way to try out different things.  Usually I write literary fiction without a clear genre.  So I am excited and curious how I’ll do.  I would say it shouldn’t take long to do these stories, but I am working full time and writing another book.

I’ll update as I go along so stay tuned!  Until then…

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Back to Writing!

Hello Groovy People,

Although I felt sluggish today, I have a surge of energy.  I recently started working on an anthology.  At least, perhaps it’s just a bundle of short stories.  Not sure how they can all connect to each other, but whatever, I’m back at writing.  I don’t like getting lazy after working on a book and publishing.  After Amazons of the Myst, I took a 4 year hiatus.  I think writing is something that I just have to do.  If I get too lazy and don’t write, years will go by.  For now I’m feeling pretty good and hope that this “anthology” or whatever it is will keep up the pace.  I’ll let you know more about it in another post.

Until then…

20 Subscribers, Thank You!

Hello groovy people.  It has been 2 years since I joined wordpress.  I am so excited that I kept something this long LOL.  I am usually not so dedicated to anything social media related.

I also want to thank all of my subscribers for tuning in and viewing my posts.  20 may not seem like a lot to today’s tech savvy people.  However, I am very happy that I can share my experiences and thoughts with others.  Even if it were 1 subscriber, that’s one other person that shares my thoughts.  That feels good.

Until next time…

Feelin’ Fine

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It has been over a month since I came back from Japan.  I have been filled with a ton of emotions.  To deal with them, I joined a gym for 6 weeks.  This will hopefully help with maintaining a schedule, plus reduce stress.  I have also limited my list of things I feel I need to accomplish.  For now I’m trying to take things slow.  It isn’t easy, but it’s something that needs to be done.  I can’t say I’m happy, but I can say I’m feelin’ fine.

Till then groovy people…

Editing and Editing/ Fabulous Dreams!

Hello Groovy People!

So now that I have completed my book, 23 days ago, I am in the process of editing it.  It is a long process because I have to reread everything.  I must pay close attention to my grammar, and all the other stuff.  I am not the best at editing, but I will try really hard.  I am happy that it is finished, and I’m almost done working in Japan.  It has been a long year.

Once I finish editing, I have to copyright my book.  So many parts, and so little time.  As tired as I am after work, I continue to edit at night.  Hopefully I can get a proofreader to edit my book too.

I have this great idea, where I sell my book on iBooks and Amazon.  Then maybe I can save money on printing.  Once I save more money, I can make physical copies.  My dad gave me a great idea of selling them at a book fair.  I can maybe buy a small space and sell it like a vendor.  The exposure could be good for me.

There are many options, but for now, I have to edit.  Uh, the lovely process of editing.

Till then groovy people.

In the Meantime…Reflecting

I like metaphors and symbolism.  This picture visually shows how my life is right now.  It’s empty, beautiful, lonely, clear, and without a true destination.  Who knows where that path ends!

I am so close to graduating college. I know I am on the right path, I know where I want to go, but for now there are unseen obstacles.  I may not get financial aide for the fall, I may not be able to go to Japan the month I want……..

We try to plan and prepare for everything, but just like this path, all we can see is what is there at the moment.  We can’t look that far ahead(literally and figuratively).

As for the empty and lonely part, I am taking this path by myself.  I have no romantic relationships, nor is anyone traveling with me when I do move to Japan. I will do this all on my own.  Even with support, I am physically alone.

Scary as it may be, this path is just beautiful.  There is some clarity in my mind at the moment.  My head seems clear now than ever because I am done with all my classes for my major.  I just need the fall semester and thats it.  For once in my insane life, I feel the pressure of college slowly lifting and being less than it was several years ago.

As I continue this path/journey…I hope that my goals will be fulfilled. I hope that one day I can come to a destination that I longed for.  I hope that I can also find love from another and not be so lonely.

Till then I look at this picture that represents me and keep walking….