Hi there. I know I haven’t blogged much the past couple of weeks. I didn’t intend to take that time off, it just happened. Anyway, I thought I’d let you know my blog plans for 2013.
1. Scrivener Quick Tips
Yes, I will be doing more Scrivnier Quick Tips this year. What I’d like to know is this: are there any specific things about Scrivener you’d like to see me tackle and explain? So far, my posts have been 90% random as I discover things and about 10% based on questions people have asked me either online or during the Scrivener Workshop I gave at the end of the year. So with that in mind, if you have something specific on your mind, now is the time to ask. Put something in the comments and I’ll come up with a post.
2. Writing Journal
As I continue my path as an author, I will continue my writing journals. It should be an interesting journey this year as I intend to push myself harder with daily word counts independent of specific projects. By that, I mean I’m going to shoot for (probably) 3000 words of fiction a day. That could be on one project, or a couple. The idea is to write no matter what. In the past, I’ve run into ‘blocks’ or have stalled on a project and then spent days figuring my way out. I’d rather just switch to another project and let my mind work it out while I’m still putting words to digital paper. We’ll see how that goes and whether or not it works or if I have to adjust my thinking on the whole thing.
3. Free fiction
I’m going to be releasing fiction throughout the year. Probably once a month. This fiction will be in many formats including eBook and audio. You’ll have a way to get it for free, but also options to pay what you want for it. I’ve done a lot of soul searching over the past couple of months and have come to the realization that my fiction isn’t doing anyone any good just sitting on my hard drive. It needs to be out there where people can enjoy it, or tear it apart. And if someone wants to give me a buck or two here and there to keep the fiction flowing, that would be nice too. People who sign up for my email list will be notified when the fiction is available, and where they can download it for free. Release here on the site will come later. So sign up today and whitelist thenewuniverse.com so you never miss an email.
4. Random Thoughts
I’ve backed off on these posts just a tad. That’s more about me being distracted by other things than anything else. I intend to continue these in 2013.
5. Wednesday Doodles
These posts will continue because I love to doodle and you seem to like the posts.
6. Conversations with my Cat
I’d like to continue these but of all the stuff I do around here, these are the ones most tied to mood. We’ll see how it goes.
7. Photo Fridays
Here’s the thing, these posts are great and fun, but I haven’t done a lot of traveling or mountain exploring this year. That’s basically due to finances. I’ve been unemployed now almost a year and money is really, truly tight. I can’t justify in my own head a trip up to Estes or up I70 or Pikes Peak National Forest (all favorite spots) right now. Maybe later on things will get better and I can make some trips into the mountains for some photos. Until then, these posts will be few and far between. :/
8. Friday Flicks
These will continue on.
Well, I think that’s it. Thanks to everyone who found the blog in 2012 and welcome to folks discovering it in 2013. Tell all your friends!
No, seriously. Tell your friends. Go right now. It’s okay, I’ll wait for you to get back…
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