The last time I checked in with everyone on my blog, I was in the midst of partaking in an online Creative Writing class. While, I'm still trudging through the class, the process has been slow going with real-life commitments (i.e. gainful employment) taking priority. That being said, I'm still whizzing through the class, currently sitting on Lesson 12 of 13. My current lesson tackles writing effective dialogue, but the professor prefers me to write it in a screenplay style. I must confess, I haven't written a screenplay since my Script Frenzy days four or five years ago, so I need to tap into those days of yore to complete the assignment. Regardless, it's been a fun course, so far, and I hope to apply these skills into future writing projects.
Moving on, if you've noticed, this page looks a little different. That's because I've added a sign-up form for something new I'm starting up: a newsletter. When I attended my last book signing last November, a fellow author I was sharing a table with suggested to build my readership, I should establish a newsletter. After stalling for a couple months, I looked into a hosting website, and "The Howling Nanook" was born. It's first issue was released today (January 29, 2017), and can be found here. To subscribe to future monthly issues, just fill out the form on the upper right, confirm your email address when you receive the confirmation email, and you'll be good to go.
Finally, I have recently signed on for an exciting collaboration. While details are still being hammered out, myself, and 25 other authors will be working together to write an exciting new romance series. If you follow me on social media, you might see the occasional hashtag #PeaceSeries used. This is in reference to this series we're all working on, for a gradual roll out, starting in Fall/Autumn 2017. I am excited to be a part of this project, and I hope you will join me, and my fellow authors in taking a journey to find your #Peace.
That's all for now. I have to get back to plotting, learning, and writing.