Book Trailer love: RAISING DION

When the book trailer for the new comic RAISING DION (written by Dennis Liu, illustrated by Jason Piperberg) rolled down my timeline I damn near lost my mind.

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At first I didn’t even realize I was watching a comic trailer. I figured it was for an upcoming television series or a movie. But I was hooked! A Black single mother raising a superpowered son with nothing but her wits, strength, and love to protect him (which is, ultimately, everything). Sign me allll the way up!

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Enough from me. Just watch. Read the first issue here. And join me in tossing some well-deserved coins at their continued efforts.

Notes from #MWW15

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This weekend I’m in Muncie, Indiana attending Midwest Writers Workshop! Although it’s the 42nd annual gathering, I’m a first-timer and super excited!

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Thanks to generous sponsors, I’m attending on a scholarship. Yesterday included an amazing intensive with Christa Desir (my crush has grown immensely), being awed by my squad of super-talented YA/NA writers, motivational advice, lots of hugs, and tasty free chicken wings.

We just wrapped up the agent Q&A panel (TONS of good info to unpack there). Now it’s off to re-caffeinate, learn how to edit and revise when you’re SO sick of your book, and practice for this afternoon’s agent pitch session. (EEP.)

 

RSW Update Four

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Ready. Set. Write! is a summer long writing challenge hosted by Erin Funk, Elodie Nowodazkij, Alison Miller, Jamie Morrow and Katy Upperman where we write, revise, plot and cheer each other on.

 How I did on last week’s goals

  • Write fiction for at least 1 hour per day. I did so-so with this one. Life was like “The hell you say!”
  • Do something active 3x. Thank goodness for living room dance parties. :D
  • Drink more water. Much improved!

My goals for this week

  • Finish beta reading. I owe people thoughts on pages. Y’all are super talented.
  • Prep for Midwest Writers Workshop. It’s almost time!
  • Keep up with physical activity. Gotta work on that mind-body connection.

A favorite line from my story OR one word/phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised.

There’s very little I hate more than seeing people I love upset and not being able to do a damn thing about it.

The biggest challenge I faced this week (ex. finding time to write).

Organization. Sometimes it’s so hard dealing with emotional and physical clutter (yes, I’m just now getting completely unpacked in my new-ish apartment. Don’t judge me.)

Something I love about my WiP.

It’s totally surprising me!