Get Published Episode 142 – Portal Anthology News

http://media.blubrry.com/getpublished/p/www.michellplested.com/wp-content/uploads/GetPublished/GetPublished-Episode142.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSFor those of you new to the show, let me tell you about a project I’ve been working on with Jeffrey Hite. We decided a little over a year ago that we should do another anthology together. Our first anthology, A Method to the Madness: A Guide to the Super Evil was picked up and published by 5 Rivers Publishing. We had a lot of fun doing that anthology and decided to do another. This time, we are publishing the anthology ourselves. The new anthology was originally titled Portal Under the Sink, and other stories of magical places you likely don’t want to go. We had submissions opened until […]

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Motivation

There are definitely times when I am feeling somewhat less than motivated to work on that next book or story. I know I’ve got deadlines, but the story is dragging or I’m tired or not feeling well. Then there are times when I simply cannot wait to get the next book written. Those are, I’m happy to say, happening more and more frequently. Most often, these motivations are triggered by a fan telling me how much they enjoyed my book or books. Tonight I had the pleasure to hang out with a local Cub Scout group. I’ve been with them before as a guest author. This time the few I saw last year were telling their buddies who I hadn’t […]

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NaNoWriMo – Update

NaNoWriMo. The word, to those of us who know what it represents, elicits a broad range of emotions. For some, it strikes fear. For others, it is an opportunity. I think it’s safe to say I fall in the later category. I like having the challenge of writing 50,000 words in 30 days in front of me. It gets my creative juices flowing. It also makes me go further than I probably should; I make bigger challenges for myself. For example, I decided to write 70,000 words in November instead of the normal 50,000. That was largely because I knew how much writing I needed to get done. 50,000 words simply would not cover it all. So, as of today, I […]

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