Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Monday Mishmash on a Wednesday

Yeah! I know I'm a couple of days late on this. This week has been full of doctor appointments since I didn't have time to do those kind of things during the school year.

  1. Summer session- I must be insane. In addition to the adult class I'm teaching in July, I'm teaching an intensive English summer course for a college prep school.
  2. Anxiety- I've been very open about the fact that I suffer from anxiety. And I've blogged a couple of times about how I don't get writer's block. I get writer's anxiety. Meaning, I know what I want to happen I just get so worried about a number of factors that I can't bring myself to put it on paper. I'm struggling from this problem right now with Before Hope Dawned.
  3. Secret Project- Secret Project will be my MFA thesis. I have to get it plotted out before residency, and I'm having a hard time with this. I have a thorough concept and a lot of character development but I'm struggling with specific plot points. And I think this may turn into a trilogy that I need to plot at one time.
  4. Darkness Within- My famous CP Kelly Hashway had a new book come out yesterday.        
"After dying of cancer at seventeen and being brought back to life by an evil witch who turned her into a monster, Samantha Thompson thinks she's finally gotten past all the tragedy in her life. Now she's part of a coven of good witches who are helping her and her boyfriend, Ethan Anderson, learn to use the powers they received from other witches. Aside from the fact that Sam and Ethan are still in hiding from their old lives--the ones they had before Sam was brought back to life--things couldn't be better. Sam and Ethan are inseparable. What could go wrong? Magic. Ethan's magic came from a witch who'd turned as evil as possible, and though his coven thought he'd be fine, the more he uses his magic, the stranger he starts acting. The magic inside him is changing who he is. One minute he's Sam's sweet, perfect Ethan and the next, he's a complete stranger. Even with all her witchy power, Sam is helpless against the magic corrupting Ethan. Can Sam find out what's wrong with him before she loses him to dark magic forever?"


  1. Good luck with all that teaching and plotting! Congrats to Kelly on her new release!

  2. I also get hit by writer's anxiety sometimes. It's just something I have to work through every time I want to get something done.

    All the best with your secret project!

    Congrats to Kelly. :-)