Writing Without Pants-Deadlines #4 & #5

It’s been a while since I wrote about the Writing Without Pants Challenge, so here’s a quick update.

April 5th was the Chapter Four deadline.  I met it with flying colors, but it probably helped that I took a day off from work that week.

April 26th is my Chapter Five deadline, and I did not meet it.  I have been working on Chapter Five and feel good about it.  at means I will be giving away some books soon, so you bibliophiles may be the lucky recipients of some fine works from my library.

But other things have been taking time away from it.

That means I will be giving away some books soon, so you bibliophiles may be the lucky recipients of some fine works from my library.

When I started this challenge, I sincerely thought I would have time to make these deadlines, but a lot has changed since then.

The first development is that I am looking for ways to coach other bloggers.  After talking to some of them at the PDX Bloggers Meetup, I found that for some of them the writing process if very challenging.

Some of these bloggers didn’t consider themselves writers.  But if they have the proper guidance, I believe they can discover the writer within themselves.  If this sounds like you or someone you know, feel free to e-mail me at jane [at] word-savant dot com and we’ll talk.

The second development is that I am editing a short story anthology to be released on Kindle Direct Publishing in May.  It is a collection of stories I’ve written over the past several years, and this is the first time they’re being published.

The collection is called Odious Seed.  I am excited to share these witty, poignant, and darkly humorous stories.  I’ll post more updates as the release approaches.

This is not to say that I have forgotten my novel, The People of Fire and Water.  Though I am behind, I have still made some great progress on it.  There is nothing more rewarding than watching your story grow.

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