Hello August. Let’s do this.

Do you have a To-Do list for August? I do. In my head. Where it’s going to collect dust if I don’t write it down…so here it is in super rough draft form…

  1. Release Print version of ‘Dying to Know’
  2. Mail out print copies of ‘Dying to Know’ to winners
  3. Proof through the Find Me series. Again.
  4. Reformat FM ebooks. Again.
  5. Begin writing FM 4: research, research, research
  6. Hire narrators for remaining audio titles
  7. Continue writing FM 4: drama, drama, drama
  8. Begin research for next project
  9. Say goodbye to summer: school starts in 3 weeks
  10. Purge house in preparation for new school year
  11. Become a full time teacher again: homeschooling never stops
  12. Continue writing FM 4: tears, tears, tears
  13. Consider shopping for publishing agent
  14. Find an awesome local bookstore to sell my books
  15. Research upcoming local author/writing/publishing events

It’s a long list – for me – and some of these things are definitely out of my comfort zone, but hey, progress. Here’s to a productive August for us all!

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Friday Fun Facts!

I love Friday Fun Facts and plan on doing them more often on the blog this year! This week’s FFF will be all about inspiration. Inspiration BOARDS, that is.

TrishGlasses1When I’m writing, I’m researching, and I like to have some visuals to refer to or pictures to help boost the imagination. Nothing is better at organizing all of that for me these days, then Pinterest. Yep, Pinterest. I think every writer should have an account there, even if it’s just for inspirational writing boards. lol

You can ‘pin’ anything to your boards, really. The obvious is people – those who resemble your inner view of your main characters. The second most obvious would probably be locations. Rather than spending hours on Bing or Google, searching for the perfect image of the snowy mountains of Northern Arizona, you can search on Pinterest and then dump those images onto a story-specific board, where you can easily view them later. It’s like having a giant cork board of research right there on your computer!

You can find pretty much everything on Pinterest. I can’t say enough good things about it. It’s not just a place for the beauty guru, master crafter or aspiring chef. Us writers can get some awesome inspiration there! So, to show you some of the things I pin for my stories, I thought I’d share them here with you! This is the closest any reader will get to seeing what’s in my head while I write. O.O

THE FIND ME SERIES

THE STATION SERIES

HUTCH & A’RIS

FUTURE WIP’s or THOSE IN SECRET DEVELOPMENT


If you aren’t already on Pinterest – you can join up for free and follow me HERE! Hope to see you ‘pinning’ soon!

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Man Bun Monday…Again

Because I had entirely TOO much fun researching Man Buns a few weeks ago, I thought I’d hit up Pinterest and do it again today. I mean, it’s research time worth spending, right? Right. So…none of the pics are mine, obviously, as they came from HERE so you can always follow that link back for the source if you are in the mood for MORE man bun deliciousness. But enough of that – let’s get to the sexiness of the man bun…

THE KISS MY NECK MAN BUN

THE KISS MY NECK MAN BUN


THE MAN BUN THINKER

THE MAN BUN THINKER


THE WIND SWEPT MAN BUN PROFILE

THE WIND SWEPT MAN BUN PROFILE


THE WELL SUITED MAN BUN

THE WELL SUITED MAN BUN


THE I’M SORRY MAN BUN


THE OVER THE SHOULDER MAN BUN

THE OVER THE SHOULDER MAN BUN


THE CASUAL MAN BUN

THE ULTRA CASUAL MAN BUN


THE COUP de GRAS of MAN BUNS...THE DOG WITH HIS MAN BUN

THE COUP de GRAS of MAN BUNS…THE DOG WITH HIS MAN BUN

THANK YOU, PINTEREST!