Yay! I got my email inbox down to under 1500. I can breathe and begin to concentrate on my writing again (at least until it gets backed up again). I'm writing a trilogy with the continuing premise throughout the series that "the sins of the fathers are passed down to the third and fourth generation." … Continue reading A Little Help From My Friends
ATTENTION ALL ASPIRING/STRUGGLING AUTHORS: A FREE 12-day online summit about writing, marketing, and creating an income from your writing. Click on the link below for details. http://selfpublishingsuccesssummit.com/ This summit is available for free. The first three days cover the writing aspect whether you're considering writing a book or have work[s] in progress. The second 3-day … Continue reading Free Online Summit On Writing/Marketing
It really is a WOW! Wednesday. Actually, there are two wows (more than that but these two stand out). The first WOW was Sunday when the Petrick family was visiting our church. Mr. Petrick is an evangelist who helps small churches (like ours). He has been to our church before and I love to hear … Continue reading #BeWowWednesday–My First Contribution
I've been involved in Timothy Pike's 12-month author challenge. He has made some changes (for the better for many of us participants), so that there are now different levels. I am at level one, which is a 21-day challenge. We have 21 days to complete chapter one of our novel. Whew! I was falling way … Continue reading Cheer Me On
Okay, I'm way behind in this class. The objective is to have a completed novel in 29 more working days. Yikes! I only have 9,918 written so far. Does it matter that I'm working on chapter 12? Does that mean my chapters are too short? Okay. Slow down- - -no, wait, that's been the problem, … Continue reading Dream! Play! Write! update
The story's in my head I know my protagonist With all of his foibles and struggles, But, oh, the agony of getting it all written down, His history so rich, details must be doled, How much in the beginning, How much backstory to withhold? I'll get it right; I know I will Someday, if I … Continue reading The Agony and the Ecstasy
I'm thankful for writing websites that keep me writing, if not every day (like I'm supposed to), then at least every day that I have the mental energy to write. Timothy Pike, host of Dream, Play, Write, has asked the question again of where I would like to write. This is my answer to that … Continue reading Day 3: I’m Thankful For. . .
Copied this from Dandelion Fuzz's blog. She apparently pulled it off of another site for NaNoWriMo. I really hope I can get 50,000 words written this month. Those of you who believe in the power of prayer, please pray that I'll be able to manage my time and have the mental clarity to write when … Continue reading Notable Quotes
My name is Aleta Kay Lipsius Dye. I am an author, but more important than that, I'm a believer and a follower of Jesus Christ. Why am I here? What is my purpose in writing this blog or anything else? Why not keep it to myself? The answer is the same to all three questions. … Continue reading Blogging 101: Why Am I Here?
Just a quick note here. We are traveling and have limited internet connection. It connects and may stay connected for two hours or it may dump out after ten minutes. Very frustrating and keeps me from being able to be consistent with my posts. So please don't give up on me if you don't see … Continue reading Sorry For Delays