Saturday, July 06, 2013

New Name and Location

Hi everyone.

I managed to move the blog over to Wordpress. Instead of Fiendish Serendipity the blog is just my name, Lara McGill.

The new address is:

I went over so I could look a bit more professional, and develop my author brand. I hope all my followers will come over and join me there.



Friday, July 05, 2013

I'm Moving

I'm moving the blog, that is. Over to Wordpress. I want to keep my blogs in one place. My current events/political blog "Statesmen Not Politicians" is there, as well as a new regular writer blog, "Lara McGill."

I've tried to figure out a way to move everything over there intact, but I'm just not that technically savvy. I'm going to set up Fiendish Serendipity over there sometime today.

For those of you kind enough to follow me, I'll post again when you can go over and see the new site. It shouldn't be more than a day or two, as I'd like to have it done before my next scheduled post on Sunday!

Have a great day everyone.

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

In the Beginning...

So far, so good. I've got my WIP on a terrabyte drive so I can work on it wherever I am. Lately, with all the stormy weather, I've actually been working on paper. And that's okay. It's a very sensual experience that tends to keep me more connected to my scenes.

And let's face it - sometimes I need that. And, a blank page of loose leaf notebook paper is so much less intimidating than a blazing computer screen trying to stare you down.

Use whatever works for you, right?

So, here's the goals recap:

Posting - I'm here. Let's see if I can keep it going.

Word Count - Averaging out to around my declared 1,667 per day. Day 1 I was way over, almost 3k. Yesterday I tutored students, so I didn't make my limit.

Planning - That's going well, too. Not always at convenient times, however. But on the upside, it's keeping my memory going strong.

See everyone Sunday!

Monday, July 01, 2013

And We're Off!

Ready for Round 3?

Me, too. After this post I'm jumping into Scrivener to see what damage I can do to my characters. I've got a lot planned - imminent death, stormy weather, and unplanned pregnancy. And that's just to start with.

My goals this round are going to be simple.

1.  Post twice a week. Without fail. I keep trying, but life keeps getting in the way. I think I'm going to have to buy a lion-tamer hat with a whip and a chair as accessories. Maybe I can tame my life a bit. (Sorry, but my brain is taking that in an entirely different direction....)

Snapping out of it. Okay.

2.  I'm doing the Camp Nano this month, so my goal for that is going to be 1,667 words per day.

3. Once I make my word count, I'm going to continue to plan out the story so I always have a scene to work on.

That's it, really. I think that's a lot to bite off. Again with the animal imagery. I have no idea what's going on here, but I think I'll take my bared fangs to my story.

See everyone on Wednesday!