Tuesday, July 31, 2018

July 2018 IWSG, 2018 Raleigh SuperCon and Gunnery Sergeant Hartman

Hello everyone, as always thanks for stopping by and saying hi.

The July 2018 IWSG brought to you by Alex J. Cavanaugh and his team of co-hosts Erika Beebe, Sandra Hoover, Susan Gourley and Lee Lowery

July 2018 Question What pitfalls would you warn other writers to avoid on their publication journey? 

A few things. 

First We’re in this for the long haul. My books took a couple revisions after first publication, although the following novels were much easier to write. Few experience instant success enough to quit their day job right away. It’s a journey filled with peaks and valleys, a roller coaster ride of emotions. But stay with it. You’re in it for the long haul. 

The last thing you want to do is lay on your death bed wondering, “What if ...” 

Second Make time for your loved ones and get their support before you begin your endeavor. The last thing you want is for them to see nothing but the back of your head as you spend much of your free time sitting in front of your monitor researching, writing and revising. 

Finally Have fun. Yes your journey will be an emotional roller coaster, but hey, roller coasters are meant to be fun. So have fun!

I love to see my fellow and fellowette Blogtonians and their success stories. Here's L. Diane Wolfe at the 2018 Raleigh SuperCon.

Be sure to stop by her blog for lots of pics and such from this event. 

Question Do you have plans to join, participate or be a visitor at any ComicCon or reader festival in the near future?

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

July IWSG and the 2018 Roswell UFO Festival

Hello everyone and as always thanks for stopping by and saying hello! The July 2018 IWSG is brought to you by Alex J. Cavanaugh and his team of co-hosts Nicki Elson, Juneta Key, Tamara Narayan and Patricia Lynn

July 3 question What are your ultimate writing goals, and how have they changed over time (if at all)? 

Mine are the same as they have always been; write more books. I’ve taken on a few side hustles but am about ready to jump right back into some really cool projects that I’ve done most of the research and grunt work. I have a timeline and it should be smooth sailing from here. 

2018 Roswell UFO Festival The annual 2018 Roswell UFO Festival in Roswell New Mexico follows the Fourth of July and takes place July 5 – 8. This event hosts tens of thousands of people (and aliens?) every year. In fact, there were 38,000 visitors last year. 

The City of Roswell invites UFO enthusiasts and skeptics alike to join in the celebration of one of the most debated incidents in history. The three-day event will feature guest speakers, authors, live entertainment, a costume contest, parade, a pet costume contest, parade, family-friendly activities and more. 

The majority of big events are free. These include the Free Movie, Pet and Human Costume Contests, Light Parade and so much more. No charge to take selfies in the NASA suit, free alien autopsies, alien hat making and crafts. Some of the vendors, the UFO Museum and the Roswell Planetarium charge nominal fees. 

Question What are your ultimate writing goals? And do you believe we are alone in this universe or is there intelligent life from beyond our solar system and are they here somewhere?