Time for one more episode in November! I squeaked it in!
Speaking of time, this episode is all about how I structure and schedule what I will be writing over the next few months. I go into detail on how I pick my projects and how I recover when the best laid plans get off track. This is a good one for those of you that struggle with budgeting your time.
The latest episode of Writing In Suburbia is here!
This week I am exceptionally rambly. I know, I know, that is saying a lot. But, hey, it’s been a weird couple of weeks and I needed a few minutes to just purge and get my head on straight. It’s all part of the writing process and experience.
So, in this week’s episode I talk about all the stuff I know (almost) nothing about when it comes to being a writer. I made a list. It was eye opening. So much stuff. Lots of stuff. All the stuff.
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Welcome back to another episode of Writing In Suburbia.
Today is my birthday. I turn 43. This has special meaning to me. It means I lived. I made it. I didn’t implode.
Since the beginning of September there has been a special blog campaign called #HoldOnToTheLight where over 100+ scifi/fantasy writers have been posting about mental health issues, domestic violence issues, substance abuse issues, and so much more. In today’s episode I read my contribution that I posted to my website.
About the campaign:
#HoldOntoTheLight is a blog campaign encompassing blog posts by fantasy and science fiction authors around the world in an effort to raise awareness around treatment for depression, suicide prevention, domestic violence intervention, PTSD initiatives, bullying prevention and other mental health-related issues. We believe fandom should be supportive, welcoming and inclusive, in the long tradition of fandom taking care of its own. We encourage readers and fans to seek the help they or their loved ones need without shame or embarrassment.
Please consider donating to or volunteering for organizations dedicated to treatment and prevention such as: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Home for the Warriors (PTSD), National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Canadian Mental Health Association, MIND (UK), SANE (UK), BeyondBlue (Australia), To Write Love On Her Arms and the National Suicide Prevention Hotline.
To find out more about #HoldOntoTheLight, find a list of participating authors, or reach a media contact, go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/276745236033627/
Another episode of Writing In Suburbia is here!
And, well, it basically dovetails directly off the subject of the last episode. I don’t think what I’ll be talking about is going to go in the direction you think. Seriously. I wouldn’t have thought I’d be talking about this when I recorded last week’s episode. Obviously.
Well, you’ll see.
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