Overcoming those mid-project/mid-semester blues can be tough...The beginning of the term or a new endeavor is exciting! At the start, I have all my goals laid out and am ready to tackle them. As time goes on though, maybe there are setbacks, or maybe I’ve got the big things checked off the list and there are the small mundane details to finish up, and I begin to feel less motivated. Sometimes I’m tired, or burned out, over-stressed with other commitments, and become overwhelmed or unmotivated.
This fall, I noticed my zeal for a new project waning. I had a major disappointment with another undertaking, and although I only had like 20% to finish, I began to slack off. But I’m not one to quit things, so I kept muddling through. It wasn’t until I got some time away, that I realized my sadness over the other setback was affecting me more than I thought.
I started searching for how to get over that mid-way slump. First, I owned being bummed over my setback, then I took to heart a comment a friend made. “That was one thing,” she said. “It doesn’t mean the next one will be the same.” AKA, I took stock, and got some inspiration.
Welcome to the first ever Pages of Fear blog hop. It’s a pre-Halloween event celebrating authors who like to fright and delight with their writing. As you progress through the twenty-eight blogs/websites you’ll learn about authors you may already know and be introduced to some new ones.
Everyone loves the opportunity to get something free. All of the authors have gathered together to give ONE lucky winner signed copies of their books (one per author). You may even find other types of giveaways on their sites so, keep your eyes open. While you’re looking you want to locate the secret word on each site. Make a list of the words in the proper order. When you reach the final destination (Authorsfbenson.com), you’ll find an email address. Send your list to it by Sat., Oct. 21 at 6PM Eastern time. The winner will be selected courtesy of random.org.
Get on your marks.
GO! ... find my word below along with a link for a chance to win 1 of 3 signed copies of my paranormal novella, Drops of Sunshine!
To continue the hop, please go to http://depressioncookies.blogspot.com
Check out my paranormal reads!
Being a victim of bullying is never fun. Whether it’s the kid on the playground who makes fun of you every day, or more extreme cases of cyber bullying, threats, intimidation, in a social circle, or in the work place, being bullied is hard to deal with. I was that kid on the playground, the little kid that the big kid always picked on. That same big kid followed me to high school and never stopped. As I grew older, I learned to wear a thick skin. But, I still felt sad and embarrassed.
In several my books, I’ve weaved in a character who is a bully and harms one of my heroines. I tired to show good ways of dealing with bullies. Aleena in Kingdom of Embers is the target of some bullying cheer friends as well as the school bully. Think You Know Me is about a college co-ed who is assaulted by a violent bully. Knowing what to do when you or someone you love is hard, so I’ve done some research and have some tips for you!
Bullying Survival Tips
Here are some ways to combat psychological and verbal bullying:
If your child or teen is the victim of a bully at school...
Read more: http://www.oprah.com/relationships/how-to-deal-with-bullies#ixzz4ob9ng9yq
Tips For Dealing With Being Bullied At Work http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-michelle-callahan/work-bullies_b_833977.html
Today I'm featuring a Halloween themed collection entitled, Book of Spells. The set includes seven novellas. Here's what's found in Book of Spells.
7 original novellas from 7 authors:
Katie M John
Tia Silverthorne Bach
A bit about it:
A magical assortment of 7 stories of witchcraft from 7 Award-Winning authors.
In this anthology of seven novellas exclusively written for this enchanting Book of Spells project, you will discover seven unique voices with seven innovative responses to the challenge of writing a novella based on the theme of spell casting. From the wickedly humorous, to the dark and tragic, each story promises to take you on a spell binding journey through time and space.
Comprised of works from authors who have won multiple awards, and topped multiple best-seller charts throughout their writing career, Book of Spells is a wonderful collection of stories aimed at introducing you to their works and writing.
Amazon buy link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0758DBJNW
These stories were written for an Upper YA / Adult audience. They are suitable for audiences 15 years plus. Please be aware that the novella Bittersweet Vengeance by Tia Silverthorne Bach contains a scene of sexual assault that some readers may find distressing.
This collection is already on my Kindle! I can't wait to read it!