My Year…2014

2014 has been a interesting year to say the least. I have learned so many things this year. As you all know I was very fortunate to be introduced to a Facebook writing group called Ten Minute Novelists. Their support in turn got me introduced to The Writing Wenches and us wenches accomplished a  great feat. We all wrote an anthology called Unwrapping Love.

I was able to make friends and learn so many things about being a writer. Things I wouldn’t have if it wasn’t for the wonderful members of the writing wenches.

I got better with my twitter interaction and better with keeping more abreast with writing my blogs.

As a mom, you always learn something every day. Your children will teach you something if you let them. I appreciate and cherish those moments more then anything else. Simply because they won’t be this little for much longer.

I applied to college and got accepted. Granted, my college grades the last I was there were great, but after being out of school for seven years it was still awesome to get the acceptance letter.

I did not finish my novel like I planed to in the beginning of the year and health issues delayed that for the year of 2014, but 2015 is right around the corner and I am most certain that I will finish it. I am proud that I did get three short stories out which does include the one in Unwrapping Love.

As I bid goodbye to 2014, I welcome 2015 with open arms. I have my novel to look forward to. I am working on the next writing wenches anthology. I am going back to school and getting married. All of these things are wonderful and I can’t wait.

To all  wonderful readers, I hope you enjoyed your holidays whatever it may be that you celebrated. Wishing you a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

Signing off for 2014

Kay 🙂

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Unwrapping Love Blog Hop

Hey everyone hope you have been enjoying the blog hop posts so far.

I was scrolling one day on the Writing Wenches group feed and saw the thread that said how about let’s all write an anthology. Crazy right? A group of writers who the majority have not met in person write a collection of stories together? I mean what if nobody could agree on anything? Or what if the anthology comes out to be absolutely horrible? (Which btw after reading the whole thing we have such talented writers in this group.)

I decided to join this adventure. Being that I have only self-published two short stories I am very much a beginner author. That’s actually one of the things that made working on this anthology so much fun. There were a group of published authors, some with little experience and some with none.

We were all helpful and considerate and cheering each other on as we wrote this anthology. To my knowledge I think we are the only writing group that has done an anthology together.

There were some tears and blood shed (not at all literal (but you get the picture). I have learned so much from this venture and gained so many new friends in the process. You hear a lot in the writing business that you have to write such and such amount of words and it’s just so much more than that. Anyway our finished product was twenty one short stories in an anthology called Unwrapping Love.

My contribution to the anthology was a short story called Winters Gift.

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It is about a firefighter named Scott and a school teacher named Mel who despite baggage fall for each other.

Here is a teaser

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We are already at work and brain storming at for the next anthology. Crazy right? I don’t think so. Well, maybe just a little.

I wanted to give a special thank you to Rachel Medhurst (twitter name @rachelmedhurst) for giving us the idea.

And to Patricia Eddy and Samantha Williams of PageCurl http://www.pagecurl.net for all the help and editing and marketing.

And to The Writing Wenches (@writingwenches) (http:///www.writingwenches.com)  you guys, I honestly don’t know what I would do without you guys. Most of my online time is spent on the group. You guys are so different but the same and I am l glad that I was granted the privilege to meeting you all. World Domination very soon.

 

Well that’s it from me, there are more wenches telling about their experience with this project in form of a blog hop.

 

Here they are below

 

Christine Cacciatore wrote Noah Cane’s Candy. She blogs at http://poopwafoley.blogspot.com/ .

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Patricia D. Eddy wrote On The Eve of Love. Her website is http://www.pdeddy.com/holiday-blog-hop.

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C..S. Kendall is the author of Second Chance Girl. She would love it if you would visit her at http://www.cskendall.net

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Tami Lund is the author of The Perfect Christmas. You can find her at http://tamilund.com/?page_id=91 .

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Misti Murphy contributed Christmas Candy. Her site is http://mistimurphy.weebly.com .

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Quenby Olson wrote First Position. You can visit her at http://quenbyolson.wordpress.com/ .

 

Keisha K. Page contributed Rhythm of Love. Her website is http://thewordmistress.blogspot.com/

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Grace Ravel wrote Shut Up and Kiss Me. Her site is www.graceravel.com

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Jennifer Ray wrote Declan’s Special. You can visit her at www.adventuresinjentopia.wordpress.com .

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Jennifer Senhaji is the author of Angels in Disguise. You can find her at http://jennifersenhaji.blogspot.com/ .

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A.E. Snow contributed Miles and Mae. Her site is at www.aesnowauthor.blogspot.com

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Sheri Williams wrote Numb, and is sharing the blog hop from the Writing Wenches main website at www.writingwenches.com.

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S.K. Wills wrote Hanley’s Secret. Her website is http://skwills.com/blog/ .

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Allison Winfield is the author of Stay With Me. You can find her at http://alwinfield.com .

Allison Winfield Head Shot     Allison Winfield Cover

Other stories in Unwrapping Love were contributed by:

 

Melody Barber

Sonja Frojendal

Melina Gillies

Michael Simko

Beth Stanley

K.R. Wilburn

 

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