Welcome back! As previously forecast, I have been completely revamping my social media presence and powering up the submissions process. Here is the latest news:
The Little Star Project
I am happy to announce that both my Tumblr blogs have been deleted and replaced with a special and very different blog entitled “The Little Star Project”. All my literary updates will be posted on my author site and will receive mentions on my Facebook and Instagram pages.
This decision will probably come as a surprise to some of the people who decide to view my Tumblr, especially because it is a completely different kind of page now. If you go there, you will see my author website articles are still being uploaded. That will not change. The Little Star Project was born out of an increasing sense that I needed to “come out of the broom closet”, sort of speak, on certain issues. Being very active in the support of my best friend and mentor, I felt a strong desire to help show case her unique work, as well as reveal another side of myself that I have kept separate from the public discussion of my writing.
To me, life and spirituality are one and the same thing. I live a spiritual lifestyle, and while I would never throw it in anybody’s face or use it to set myself above anyone else, I’m not afraid to admit it openly. Writing is only one part of who I am – a big part, but still only one. While my author website will continue to be the go-to place for all things related to my writing projects, I need different place to share my other passions – passions that have and continue to inspire the very books and poetry that I create. In the future, author website updates will sometimes include new additions on The Little Star Project blog so that anyone who is interested can go check them out.
Agent Submission Process and Mystery Novels
As mentioned before, I have begun submitting my adult cozy mystery novel to multiple literary agencies. I have a good feeling about one or two of them and hope to hear back from several people within a few weeks. Also, I have officially decided to do a sequel to the first novel. While a second book was always in the plans, it was not until recently that I began receiving the inspiration for it. A working title has been made, as well a tentative synopsis.
Family Fantasy Novel
The fantasy novel mentioned on the “New Projects” page has taken off! Expanding story notes including concept illustrations are being woven together to form a first draft. While I am not an illustrator, sketching ideas for locations, objects, and characters does help me get my thoughts in order. You can see a picture of one of my sketches on my Instagram page.
Artist Of Mind Blog
Unfortunately, the Artist Of Mind blog is no longer with us. After months of looking for other artists to feature, I have decided to delete this WordPress page and instead share the content on my social media pages – at least for now. I would have liked this idea to pan out, but it seems it just wasn’t the right time. I have had much greater success showcasing other people’s work on my Instagram page. Some info will also be shared to my personal Facebook page occasionally. Who knows – perhaps in the future I will be able to resurrect the blog with the help of a few friends.
All in all, my new system should make it much easier for me to keep track of my many developing and on-going projects. I am only one person. I do not have anyone managing these sites and accounts for me. Everything that you see written, posted, shared, and commented on is being done by me personally. That takes an awful lot of time. Plus, I have the books and poetry to write and my education to complete. Of course, daily life often steps in and changes everything. However, the load has already gotten far more manageable with the changes I have made. I hope you all will join me as I continue forward. Let’s see what other wonderful things are come!
Until the next update. – E.W.