Brief Humor & Check-Ins

Writing Updates: Happy Memorial Day

Some brief writing updates for those fellow happy writers, and some links to opportunities:

• I recently had a poem accepted for a Horror Writer’s Association (HWA) anthology. The anthology is for Mental Health Awareness and publications should be sometime in June. Feel free to check out their website for opportunities. Some contests are open to non-members and are free to enter.

• I recently submitted an Author Spotlight interview to Fae Corps Inc. If my answers are accepted, my interview should be posted on there sometime soon. As well, I will be submitting a short story to their horror Call for Submissions anthology. Should prove to be a spooky time–feel free to check out the opportunity yourself. A big thanks to Andrew again for sharing this opportunity.

• Lastly, several weeks ago I received a full manuscript request for my second novel, GOTD. Please keep your fingers, toes, nose, and elbows crossed for me. I am hoping to go the traditional route this time. A link to a teaser of my novel is on my webpage.

Have a Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone. I will probably be in the basement this evening, comforting my dog against the fireworks people will insist on shooting until two in the morning. Ka-boom! Happy writing–let’s keep encouraging one another on this journey. Tara.

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Music to Relax & Write to: The Elves

I came across this YouTube video today and wanted to pass it along. Great to play in the background as you’re doing Saturday morning chores, projects, or writing the next great classic piece of literature.

Take care.

Novel Updates

Update on GOTD: Maniacal laughter

Over Christmas break, I finished writing GOTD, my second horror novel. I am in the process now of tidying up the last third of it, smoothing out some wrinkles, and sweeping up some dust that escaped into the corners. But by and large, it is done. I hear the angels singing from on high…

If you know of any good agents/publishers looking for a spoopy tale, please drop me a message and let me know. I am going to try the traditional route this time. Prayers and encouragement are also appreciated for this bumbling human as she continues along this journey of writing and life. They will be returned in full.

Also, my thanks to Mr. Mike Nevins for reading drafts of GOTD and providing great feedback and also encouragement. He’s a writer as well and I encourage you to check out and follow his blog. It’s full of funny, and often insightful tales.

Cheers and happy writing to you all. May we all keep being encouragers to one another.