Monday, June 18, 2012

ksm - sneak previews

So how was your weekend? Ours was normal - lots of baseball, some pool time, a couple of movies on the couch, and too much junk food. (It was so fun to watch the original movies, Die Hard and Superman, with my boys - old school! Amazing the  leaps in technology from the 80s!)

Notice I didn't mention writing. I got a little done - adding a new exciting scene to liven up a slow section and I'm very happy about it! But it's so slow going, with all of our activities. Summer to me, since I am a teacher, is like a very long weekend - bored kids and extra cleaning. Schedules are non existent. So writing is whenever I can squeeze it in.

How much writing do you get done on the weekends? Does your schedule change in the Summer?

And in the bloggy news:
  • Did everyone see this impressive, inspirational, ingenious cover by Chantele Sedgwick? I love it! And a story about a guy fairy trying to help an unbelieving girl is priceless!
  • Today and tomorrow only, Stephen Tremp is having his BREAKTHROUGH BUZZ - giving away free copies of his thriller. Grab it now, read it later. I know you have a bunch of books waiting to be read!
  • Later this week, Girls Just Want to Have Fun Bloghop - Interview your female heroine and see what kind of man she really likes! June 22
  • And here are the sneak previews:
    • In August, Deana is hosting her annual Gearing Up to Get an Agent blogfest. And since she just GOT an agent, she should have plenty of juicy details and advice on her technique in getting one!
    • In September, the mighty ninja blogger, Alex J will be hosting a mystery blogfest (a mystery because he won't tell us about it until August)
Got any other fests you know of? Hope everyone doing those Nanos this month are chugging along!
Keep writing!

21 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks for mentioning my mystery blogfest! I will reveal it soon, I promise.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

I'm doing a Nano this month. It's called Briar's Dilemma and though chugging slowly at least I'm writing. Congrats on getting some writing done this weekend and I'm happy to see Chantele's story and beautiful cover getting more love.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Thanks for the great links. I'm curious about the agent one. I should be ready to query by then. And I'm positive Alex's blogfest will be big.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

The original Die Hard is great - love that movie. :)

Still lost somewhere in the woods here in Camp NaNo. Hopefully, I'll find my way out soon... Sigh.

Heather M. Gardner said...

Writing time is about to get much tougher. My spud gets out on Friday. I'm hoping to set up an obstacle course in the backyard for him to practice his football drills though. Maybe I can just keep sending him out there.
What a great book cover that is! I like the idea behind the story too!
Carve out some time for that writing though! It's important to your fans!
Heather

Tyrean Martinson said...

At the end of school, beginning of summer moment, my writing usually drops down ot a bare, very bare minimum. Then after a week or so, I get back into it with a different schedule.

David P. King said...

Holy smokes! Lot's of awesome stuff happening here. Thanks for the updates. Coming back after a month is tough. :)

Huntress said...

Wow! So much activity!

Dana said...

I tend to get a little lazier about writing in the summer. I don't know if it's the heat or what... We're going on vacation in a couple of weeks, so I don't expect to get much done before that (or during it). We'll see what happens when we get back. :)

Morgan said...

Oooo... I'm intrigued by the mystery blogfest...

And I struggle writing on the weekends... I'm much more productive during the week. Though this past weekend was a huge exception. (yay!)

Love your updates, Tara ;)

Cassie Mae said...

I'm so excited for all this stuff coming up!!!!

Emily R. King said...

All I did was write this weekend. Now I'm playing catch up. It never ends, does it Tara?

Hope Roberson said...

Falling For Fiction is having a blogfest in July :) We're announcing on Wednesday!
I left you an award on my blog :)

nutschell said...

Don't get much writing done in the weekends, what with chores and other events to attend to. I wish I did though!
Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

Christine Rains said...

I got my copy of Stephen's book! I haven't gotten much writing done lately either. I had critiques to do last week for my writer's meeting on Saturday. Plus, my son is taking shorter naps. I hope that's only a summer thing! I need my writing time.

Cherie Reich said...

My schedule changes with the summer mainly because the library hours change where I work. Thus, I get less sleep and find I can't do as much as I would like. :(

Great news going around the blogs, though. :)

M Pax said...

Yes, my schedule changes in the summer. I work weekends at the observatory, so my schedule gets more squeezed. I tend to then write less on the weekends, because I get up later & am usually pretty groggy.

Jessie Humphries said...

Wow, there's lots going on. I feel ya on not much writing this weekend. Usually, I love it, but just not this weekend.

Joyce Lansky said...

As a teacher, summer is the best time for my writing. Unfortunately, I get so bogged down in the school year that my writing suffers. Of course, it helps that my kids are grown.

http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

Lynda R Young said...

I only sometimes write on the weekends because it's not always easy to write when my hubby is around

Tara Tyler said...

Alex, anticipation is part of the fun!

Sheena, love the title! keep writing!

Stina, looking forward to the fests too =)

Madeline, being lost in the story woods can be exciting and writing your way out is the best part!

Heather, obstacle course, hmmm. great idea!

Tyrean, yes, i love schedules. unfortunately weather and interruptions mess with my time!

David, nice to see you back!

Huntress, can you handle it?

Dana, have a great vacay!

Morgan, you're so energetic!

Cassie, lots to do!

Emily, catch up on one and lag on another - it never does end!

Hope, thanks for the news! and award!

Nutshell, chores are a pain, that is why we need magic!

Christine, sorry to tell you, buddy, naps are going away...mine left before they were 3!

Cherie, longer library hours is good, you having to be there and work is not so good, but good for the patrons =)

Mary, looking forward to more telescope pics!

Jessie, i wish there were more hours in the day!

Joyce, good for you to have more time! i'm jealous!

Lynda, yes, family time comes first here too!