Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Keep Writing With Fey: Sparks to Defeat Writer's Block, Depression, and Burnout

It's a Book Birthday Celebration!!!
Cheers to Keep Writing With Fey: Sparks to Defeat Writer's Block, Depression, and Burnout by Chrys Fey
Keep Writing With Fey: Sparks to Defeat Writer's Block, Depression, and Burnout by [Chrys Fey]
Release date – July 14, 2020
$17.95, 6x9 trade paperback, 256 pages
Print ISBN 9781939844729 / EBook ISBN 9781939844736
Writing / Self-Help: Depression – Stress Management


About Sparks
Catch the sparks you need to conquer writer’s block, depression, and burnout!
When Chrys Fey shared her story about depression and burnout, it struck a chord with other writers. That put into perspective for her how desperate writers are to hear they aren’t alone. Many creative types experience these challenges, battling to recover. Let Keep Writing with Fey: Sparks to Defeat Writer's Block, Depression, and Burnout guide you through:
·         Writer's block
·         Depression
·         Writer's burnout
·         What a writer doesn’t need to succeed
·         Finding creativity boosts
With these sparks, you can begin your journey of rediscovering your creativity and get back to what you love - writing.
Where to get your copy
 Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Keep-Writing-Fey-Writers-Depression-ebook/dp/B0849R9S8R/
Barnes & Noble - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/keep-writing-with-fey-fey-chrys/1136384744?ean=9781939844743
ITunes - 
https://books.apple.com/ca/book/keep-writing-with-fey/id1497044824
Kobo - 
https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/keep-writing-with-fey
Goodreads - 
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50983917-keep-writing-with-fey

About the Author
Chrys Fey is the author of the Disaster Crimes Series and an editor for Dancing Lemur Press. She started her blog, Write with Fey, to offer aspiring writers inspiration, advice, and hope. At the age of twelve, she started writing her first novel, and since then she has been a dedicated citizen in the writing world.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Despite the Storm

I recall doing this vision board about five years ago. I still have it because it wasn't something as a "fair-weather" trend.

No.

It meant then and still means something very important to me now.

I have had a few struggles since putting vision to paper, some of them that nearly made me want to tear the thing up and just stop hoping and helping because turning the other cheek hurt so much. I've stepped back from writing but I haven't quit, even got a bit of validation I didn't realize I needed with a writerly venture as I've been tiptoeing back into things.

Despite the storm, I'm still loving words and building bridges to escape for readers.

What would you put on a vision board if you were putting one together now?

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

IWSG and Publishing Industry Changes

Hello Lovelies!

It is the first day of July and the first Wednesday of the month. How wonderful we get to celebrate with our monthly blog-hop-show-love-to-each-other-festivus for all of us. 😍

If you're new to this, buckle in and enjoy the ride that is IWSG posting time. Across the blogisphere, bloggers are sharing and caring, supporting each other on this writing journey, especially helpful during these interesting times. Veterans, you know what to do.

For everyone, make sure to click here after your visit at my blogspot so you can check out what others are sharing via the Linky List.

Some have topics they're discussing. Others, like me, are talking about this month's question:
There have been many industry changes in the last decade, so what are some changes you would like to see happen in the next decade?

For scale on the changes in the publishing industry, hop over real quick to Mike Shatzin's thoughts on what's changed in the last ten years. Then come on back.

You back?

Okay, so yeah, pretty significant changes, much of it due to advances in technology turning the industry from providing what it believed readers wanted via a very exclusive pathway to publication to what readers want being fed to them via a digitized assembly line of sorts.

So what next?

Well, it would be interesting to see what the next ten years will bring. With the call for diversity growing during the last number of years, it will be interesting to see how things will go.

Will there be a more evolved way of addressing the gateway that peters limited talent through the vein of traditional publication?

Is it possible the publishing industry could make the choice of leading the way on how LGBTQ, variably-challenged (mentally or physically), and racial minorities are seen as talents and not stigmas for commercial profit for trending sake?

Will the woodchuck finally accept that chucking dirt is its schtick and leave out the chucking wood?

What are your thoughts on the next ten years...or even about the woodchuck?

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Us

I'll admit it. I should've watched this film when it was in the theaters.
I'm not going to lie...I was a little too scared.

If you've seen Us, you know it's about many things layered upon the doppelganger horror angle. So, given I'm not the horror movie go-getter, why did I watch?

Well, while I've been full on-board with Lupita Nyong'o being one of People's Most Beautiful Women, her kick butt role in Black Panther as Nakia, and cried with her in 12 Years as a Slave, I wasn't quite sure I was there for the horror.

I mean, it's horror and I tend be an over-imaginative scaredy-cat, ya know :-)

So a friend told me she watched the movie and thought Lupita was horrendously snubbed by the awards community. Having not seen Us, I didn't have an opinion one way or another...so...
Enter peer pressure.

On the movie goes. We're watching. I'm tripping, occasionally jumping and getting caught up in some scenes that I knew darn good and well I shouldn't have been having hope.

And then I understood why my friend was so upset.

Have you ever watched a movie you believed was snubbed by the awards community? What is the movie? Maybe we can share and have some more great movies to check out!

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Lemonade

I'm not sure if I'm in a place where many of the things I'm currently feeling can be transformed into something like what Beyonce did with Lemonade, but writing and reading have been super helpful in channeling things so I find balance at the end of the day.

Continue to be safe.
Be open minded.
And remember, what's happening isn't new, just hoping and praying we're in a place to do and be better to and for each other.