7 Butter-Flyday – Godspeed January

January Recap: January was a tough month again, obligation-wise. But, I’ve managed to get my Monday and Tuesday nights free from extra-curricular activities and the stress level on getting my writing done has been reduced to a low hum. My boyfriend, Greg Smith of Agile Writers, put on the 2nd Annual AWCon18. We had a fantastic group of speakers that were enjoyed by all and everything went smoothly. This above all, showed how much time and work went into the conference beforehand, a lot of the physical prep happening in January…

Writing Update: Progress on my 2nd draft of Dragon World Book One: Tree Dragon has been going smoothly. I’m averaging about 8 pages a week, with totals at the end of January of: 117 pages and 36,382 words. For those of you that follow the hero’s journey for plot development, my heroin continuing to explore the Special World. She’s soon to cross the next threshold into the Discovery Stage by way of the Main Goal turning point.

Kaleidoscopes on etsy: Hello my dear Kaleidoscope fans! I’m now offering a selection of kaleidoscope images on my etsy page for digital download. In honor of PANTONE’s color of the year for 2018, Ultra Violet, I have five each of my Oil Slick and Purple Leaves images available. These are high-res enough to print 24×24. And the best part, they’re only $7.50 per digital print. I plan to add Pansy and Redbud prints soon. But if you’ve seen one on my blog that you really love, let me know and I’ll create a listing for you.

What I ‘read’ this month: Playster broke my heart in December and told me that the novel I was smack in the middle of, Small Favor by Jim Butcher, was now part of their Premium Collection and I had to bump up my membership to keep listening. As it turns out, the majority of books that I wanted to listen to were premium reads. Groan. So, I revisited some of my favorite listens on Audible until I got close to my renewal date with Playster before biting the bullet and leveling up my membership. Here are the six books I completed in January.

My favorite Abraham quote this week:
“Worrying is using your imagination to create something you don’t want.” —Abraham
To learn more about Abraham (channeled by Esther Hicks), the Law of Attraction, or to sign up for Abraham’s daily quote visit: http://www.abraham-hicks.com/lawofattractionsource/index.php

My favorite writing prompt this week:
“After years of gentle persuasion, your best friend since childhood finally agrees to seek professional help for serious psychological problems. To your dismay, as she begins to improve you slowly start to realize that you are her imaginary friend.”

My favorite writing quote this week:
“My inspiration tends to come from two words. The two most important words to a writer: ‘What if?’” –Beth Revis

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