October’s Featured Blogger: Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene — Art by Rob Goldstein

I’m visiting my favorite artist!  Thanks to Rob Goldstein for hosting me at his art studio.  I appreciate everyone who has visited his post.  If you haven’t already, click over and say hello.

Update: I’m not sure why the trailer video for Brother Love didn’t work in this reblog, but here it is.

On a completely different note:  Is anyone doing National Novel Writing Month this year?  Every year, I say I’m not going to do it.  Then, mid-October I change my mind… Talk to me with your NaNoWriMo thoughts in the comments.

I am back from my break and the good news is I finished my project. I’ll go into that project in another post. October’s Featured Blogger is Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene Teagan was my first Featured Blogger in 2017. I asked Teagan to come back to give us an update because while I was on break, Teagan […]

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32 thoughts on “October’s Featured Blogger: Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene — Art by Rob Goldstein

    1. Thank you kindly Mary. It’s nothing to compare with the number of books people like you and Jacquie produce. Plus, most of it just happened to get finished and/or published during that amount of time. I’m just not that quick. I appreciate you taking time to visit. Hugs on the wing!

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  1. I saw your feature at Rob’s site. He did a wonderful job, Teagan. And yes, I’m doing Nano. I have to get back into writing and this will force me to knuckle under. I’m only going to aim for 30K words though – a finished first draft of the book(s) I started last year. 🙂

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    1. Thanks about the feature, Diana. That’s a good way to use NaNaWriMo.
      It would make sense for me to do that since I have so many unfinished novels. However, I tried that one year, and it didn’t work out well for me. But… I have a few things that are little more than partially explored ideas, short stories. Maybe one of those, rather than something 100% fresh and therefore more daunting…
      My butt is getting darned uncomfortable on this fence. LOL. 😀 Hugs on the wing!

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        1. I was reading up on it last year (I went for the “editing version”), and it seemed like their “official” rules had loosened up a lot from what it was my first time in 2012. Back then, their rules tripled the challenge of it, and I thrived on it — *then*. I think anything goes now. It doesn’t feel anywhere near as much of an accomplishment to me now. But it’s still a great way to have support, knowing hundreds of thousands of people are trying to do the same kind of thing at the same time. That’s exciting. 🙂

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  2. Hi, Teagan. Blame it on Mae Claire, but I threw my hat in the ring for NaNoWriMo this year. I have the beginnings of a story that has been sitting way too long and maybe this will be the push I need to at least get a rough draft. I’ll find you and send a Buddy request! Hugs!

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    1. Thanks for letting me know, Jan. My name there is Riordain.
      I’ve done it almost every year since 2012. But work just sucked up all of everything good, including my creativity — so I only really enjoyed it (and produced well) the first two years. But since I couldn’t keep working, I should have a better year with it. Yet I’ve already been down on myself for not accomplishing enough with my new/old home…
      Anyhow, I tried it once with an intention similar to yours. However, it seems to work best for me if I’m using a fresh idea. There are fewer constraints that way.
      Whatever you do with it, I hope you have a great time.
      Even though I still feel uncertain, I’ll probably jump in too. Hugs on the wing!

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  3. I did NANOWRMO years ago – I still have my certificate to prove I made it! I haven’t had the time to try it again since I started this blog, but I think it helps to teach you discipline in your writing. The staff is great at offering advice too.

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    1. Agreed, GP. It’s certainly a time commitment. My first published novel came from WriMo, “Atonement, Tennessee.” After that, my job was such a huge drain on my creativity that I just didn’t have the “fire” to enjoy it, even though I still tried. I have so much work to do on my new/old home…. It’s taking forever for me to settle in… But my bad back is suggesting that it would be a good idea to WriMo and give it a rest! LOL. I do this every year — get on the fence of indecision. We’ll see which side of the fence I fall off into. Hugs on the wing.

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  4. Although I used to do NaBloPoMo [National Blog Post Month] when it was a thing, I’ve never tried to do NaNoWriMo. While I was doing NaBloPoMo I met a woman whose husband was doing NaNoWriMo as we were doing our blog thing. He wrote a novel and eventually published it. There’s probably something to the NaNoWriMo challenge, but I suspect it takes a lot of planning ahead to get a good product in the end.

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    1. Hi Ally. Yes planning (and research) is a very good idea for NaNoWriMo, and that’s allowed. The original goal (I’m not sure what they say these days) is to write a novel of at least 50,000 words (originally that meant beginning, middle and end, but I think they’ve given up that part now) from scratch, during the month of November. It averages to around 1,700 words a day. Now I think they just say 50,000 words toward a novel.
      My first published novel came from WriMo, “Atonement, Tennessee,” I think the important part of doing that is being fired-up. I was enthusiastic that first year. My other WriMo efforts are still on the shelf because I wasn’t satisfied or because they weren’t finished enough for my standards. I read slowly, and I write slowly. That’s what is holding me back this year.
      Thanks for commenting. Hugs on the wing.

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    1. Certainly a year of change, Andrea. I hope I’ve been more productive than I feel. I am so slow getting settled into this little house. It’s taken me so long that now ordinary maintenance needs taking care of — and I’m still only half settled and half painted (inside). I do love my new home though. Thanks for your encouragement. Hugs on the wing!

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    1. Thanks for commenting, Priscilla. I’m glad to know you’re ready to WriMo. I stopped doing it because I had so many not quite finished November novels. But I’m not able to work now, so maybe… I feel my butt coming off the fence. My ID there is Riordain. Look me up if you want a writing buddy.

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