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IWSG, ROW80, New Story, New Series, and My Contest!

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oday's blog post is so jam-packed, we need an agenda! Items to cover: 1. My contest! 2. Insecure Writer's Support Group Day 3. A Kickstarter for a new series! 4. Update for A Round of Words in 80 Days 5. A new story by me (and some new art)! Here we go... My book review contest is ongoing ! Submit a review for Summer Fire and win! Let me know in the comments. Summer Fire by Deniz Bevan The Dirty Bits from Carina Press "give you what you want, when you want it. Designed to be read in an hour or two," these "microromances are guaranteed to pack a punch and deliver a happily-ever-after." 'You know how it is with Canadians. We come alive in the summer.' Ayse had resigned herself to an interesting—but in the end unromantic—trip visiting family in Istanbul. Great-aunts, touristy sites and endless meals…until she meets fellow doctor Hakan. All tanned skin and defined muscle under his polo shirt, his kisses cut off her breath, making he

Crafts of 2022 Roundup

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aking and baking and knitting and crafts, oh my! Here's the 2021 roundup , with a few goals that I actually met. And I don't necessarily need the playing cards for the Dark Matter: Artificial anthology  (mentioned in the post), because I have cards for Druid's Moon ! Druid's Moon is out now ! I wrote eight crafting posts in 2022 : January: Crafting in 2021 roundup and some new knitting February: Knitting a Gryffindor scarf during the Olympics (and Tom Daley!) April: Blogging from A to Z April Challenge ! June: All the crafts : Baking, knitting, painting, sewing, picking strawberries and making bookmarks! August: Knitting on vacation : Scarborough and Barcelona (and some Easter eggs for Druid's Moon !) November: All the crafts, part 2 : candle making, paper airplane folding, board game crafting, baking, and Lego building (featuring settings from my novels!). Plus a really good drawing tip from Nathan Pyle! I also did some of the formatting for

Review Contest for Summer Fire!

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ello, it's contest time! Summer Fire is out in the wild and it's the anniversary of publication month! Summer Fire by Deniz Bevan The Dirty Bits from Carina Press "give you what you want, when you want it. Designed to be read in an hour or two," these "microromances are guaranteed to pack a punch and deliver a happily-ever-after." " 'You know how it is with Canadians. We come alive in the summer.' Ayse had resigned herself to an interesting—but in the end unromantic—trip visiting family in Istanbul. Great-aunts, touristy sites and endless meals…until she meets fellow doctor Hakan. All tanned skin and defined muscle under his polo shirt, his kisses cut off her breath, making her dizzy. His every touch is a thrill. Ayse wants all of Hakan at once. His sweet mouth, the heat of his body against hers, their heartbeats slowing together. A holiday romance might give her some blazing memories come the lonely winter, but maybe, just mayb

Annual Writing Roundup, A New Round of ROW80, and OFMD Part 2

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new round of A Round of Words in 80 Days ! First, the annual writing roundup. Here's what I wrote or edited or published in 2022... 2022 Writing Roundup January: The 2021 writing roundup February: I reposted a poem about birds ! March: A new joke ! I also took part in CampNaNoWriMo, to finish the story I hadn't finished during NaNoWriMo 2021 (the first time I didn't finish NanoWriMo, but see November!) I also shared my new schedule , which I'm now going to update. Here goes: Monday to Friday 6.30 to 8.30 a.m. wake up, breakfast, school run (Tuesday to Thursday, catch train to office, edit WiP on commute) 9 to 11 a.m. work 11 a.m. work meeting online 12 p.m. lunch (adding, on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays, cooking/baking, laundry; on Wednesdays, blogging; on Thursdays, checking thelitforum.com or running errands) 1 to 4 p.m. work 4 to 6 p.m. work (if possible, take a walk; read on commute) 6 p.m. dinner 7 p.m bedtime prep for the kids 8 to 9 p.m. reading or