Sitting out on my deck, smelling the drying rain and smoking this hookah, I decided to check in with my Chronicles people.
I know it’s been a moment but that’s because finding a moment isn’t the easiest right now. I’ve been squeezing in a sentence or two here and there in my next book, the prequel to Office Extravaganza, but outside of that it’s been tough to do extra writing.
I’m doing my best to balance a full time job with a passion, but add in taking care of my youngest during this crazy ass quarantine and both time and space disappear.
It’s a good thing that I recorded several podcasts for my Patreon family but I’ll do better on this blog.
How are y’all hanging in there? Writers do you find yourself having more time or less to write? Readers the same. Have you smashed more books or less?
Mic check everyone. Hopefully I’m not the only one struggling with words but they are in my head I promise and I’ll keep dropping them because I would love to get this out to you all before labor day or soon after.
Dis is me!! No for real, I started a new podcast called Quiet Time with DNC now available on my Patreon page.
Check it out! I will talk quietly about so many topics from writing to parenting (or young grandparenting in my case) to race relations and more. Oh and I’ll read my stories to you, quietly too. And why quietly?It’s because I have to hide out around my chaotic household just to have a quiet and calm conversation with myself, so I decided to invite you all into those moments too. If anything, it’ll be a good laugh for your day and hopefully you’ll continue subscription. Test it out for $5 and if you don’t dig it, you can unsubscribe. I won’t take it personal (I think :))
BONUS: For my Blog Followers: If you join Passionate Patreon family between now and tomorrow, I’ll send you a free copy of Office Extravaganza. Yes, a FREE ebook!
I did a thing a couple of Friday’s ago where I attempted to write 10,000 words in one day. I called it the #10000wordstoday challenge. It was an attempt to jumpstart my writing juices for my YA/Magical Realism novel based off of two short stories I’ve done.
I woke up that day ready to knock out words. Anything to take my mind away from the killings that were happening around me, at that time it was George Floyd. But it was damn near impossible to reach that goal with all that happened over those hours; protests across the nation, burning of buildings, riots and so much more.
I knew it was going to be a challenging day up front with a 5-year-old by my side at every moment plus my normal 9-5, which has been more of a 7-7, was on the busier side for a Friday, but it still felt possible. It wasn’t until the afternoon hit that my happy and fun thoughts shifted to painful and angry phrases.
I’ll try again one day, but for now, check out my vlog from that day. I’ll continue to pray but I now act on the thoughts I have around what it truly means to be unified. We black people won’t be able to fix this. We’ve lost so much just trying to find and push a solution only to be shown by recent acts that it will take true white alleys to get things turned around.
If you support my writing journey, I pray you support black lives matters and understand that it’s an all hands on deck situation if things will ever permanently change.
There is still time to join the Wine Down with Words book club. Our first session is this Thursday and the first book is juicier than a peach ripen off the coast of Georgia. I can’t wait to chat about it! Join below and grab the book today. It’s a quick read, so you’ll definitely knock it out by Thursday.
My mission for this book club is to spotlight indie authors and introduce new readers to their work. As a proud indie author myself, marketing to grow your readership can be tough and expensive. I want to help carry that load by getting books out to to the masses I know. We’ve got a good book line up which you can learn more by joining the book club. I’m even looking for other indie books to read with the group.
There’s still time to join. Just click here to do some book clubbin’.