Blog: New Year 2017

Gone Writing

Image stolen randomly from the web

A new year, 2017 … Time to set up a new set of goals.

2016 (Last year’s) goals:
1. Restart the blog — Met!
2. Start a newsletter — Done!
3. Start a website — Oh, yeah!
4. Get a new self-published novel (or two) out. – well, maybe not

Bonus actions

5. Self-publish two flirts Рnot
6. Attend a convention as a panelist – COMPLETED!
7. Submitted to two anthologies (ended up being four and got accepted once)

Wow, that is going to be a hard set of resolutions to follow. You know I would be plenty happy just to pull that off again.

2017 Goals

Completely under my power

  1. Continue the blog with three posts a week (unless get feedback to cut back)
  2. Continue the website (… I am going to dump the newsletter, too much extra work)
  3. Publish (either by company or by self) a novel and two flirt
  4. Submit to three anthologies.

Depends on other people for some results

  1. Be a panelists at a convention again.

What do you think? Is this a good set of goals? Should I change anything?

Blog: New Year 2016

Image acquired from Internet Hive Mind

A new year, 2016!

Time to write again. Life grabbed me and beat me soundly about the head the past couple of years, but I am coming back.

This year’s goals:
1. Restart the blog
2. Start a newsletter
3. Start a website
4. Get a new self-published novel (or two) out.

Basically kick my writing back into gear.

To that end, the blog is going to undergo a severe facelift. Some things, such as the cross-reference of stories and characters, will be moved to the website. Everything else is going to be burned to the ground and restarted.

The new production schedule shall be:
1. Sunday РA flash story  (initially about half will be repeats)
2. Tuesday – Book Reviews, Author Spotlights, Writing Exercises, maybe an editing rant or two, and every so often a little look at my calligraphy and embroidery … because it is pretty
3. Thursday – Links to other people blogging about writing..

Hope you like the new Erin Penn’s First Base. (Feedback appreciated on what works and what doesn’t.)

Blog: NaNo

Book Cover for Cons of Romance

As mentioned October 18, I am attempting NaNo in November (tomorrow!). I will be working on my “Cons of Romance” novel; above is the working cover until I get a chance to break out photoshop (my old version has expired) and put it together properly.

Cons of Romance is a Contemporary Romance set in the sci-fi/fantasy convention circuit between a big-name writer and a small-town self-publish author/steampunk cosplayer. The manuscript will follow the couple through five different cons (one is a repeat in the following year – so four different conventions actually).