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Monday, February 29, 2016

Leap Year/ February Update

Leap Year/February Update

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What does Leap Year mean? Well it means one extra day for work. That might be good or bad considering your line of work but for me, being a writer, it's a small blessing.

Even though I've fallen behind I'm still making forward progress. It might not be on the projects that I intended but I'm still moving forward. This extra day is going to help me out a bit. I'm going to buckle down and write all day.

My goal today is, at the least, 5,000 words.

Anyway, I'm adding my monthly update into this post to save myself a little bit of time. Plus, I'll be honest I don't have much to say about leap year.

As much as I would love to report that I made progress on Home I have not. Progress has actually come to a screeching halt. Again it's not because I don't know what to write it's just the flow. I can't seem to be able to get the words I want to come out correctly.

On the bright side I did get my Eden One books put into paperback this month like I had planned on. I was able to get them done early on. As of right now nearly all of my books are available in paperback form.

For March I'm going to keep things simple. I'm going to work on the project I'm on now. If I get motivated enough I'll try to work on Home. I really want to get it finished not just for the part of ending the series but because I mentally need to finish something.

I've been stressed and I believe part of the reason I'm struggling so much with my writing is because I haven't finished anything for a while. I need that accomplished feeling that comes from completing a story and ending a series.

So for March my hopes are to get progress done on Home and to continue working on the project I'm currently working on. I'm also going to work on getting the last few paperbacks that I need to get finished out.


Have a great and productive month.
Happy writing :)

Raven K. Asher

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Short Update - I'm behind

I'm way behind.

Okay, just like my title suggests, I'm behind. So a few things are going to be pushed back. One of those being my reviews. I might have to cancel that whole idea. It was a way to push me back into reading but as of right now I just can't find the time between trying to get my own writing and editing done. I'm going to try my hardest to do a few reviews but like I stated before it might not happen the way I want it to.

One other note. I am behind on the last book in the Among the Dead series. I was really hoping to release it this month but that isn't going to be happening. I am well over halfway through writing it but I've come to a complete stop. (I was having trouble with where to take the story. I know what I want to happen it's just not coming out.) In the meantime I've been working on another project in order to get my thoughts flowing again. I believe in a week or so I'll be able to return to finishing 'Home'.

Hopefully, I'll get back on track soon but until I do please bear with me. Thank you.


Raven K. Asher

The struggles of being a Writer/ Author/ Mom

The struggles of being a Writer, Author, and Mom.

First of all let me begin by saying that I love writing. I live and breath it, but it doesn't always come easy especially when kids are involved. Here are some of my struggles.

1.) Finding time to write. It's the top thing on my list because it is honestly the hardest thing to do no matter how much I'd love to sit down and write.

2.) Keeping a clean house. This is a big issue for me. I have a bad habit of letting things go so that I can carve out time for writing. I have made strides with organizing a chart to keep myself doing at least one task a day to keep things semi clean.

3.) Dinner. It's one simple word but yet so difficult. I love cooking don't get me wrong, it's just that my kids and my husband eat completely differently than me. It doesn't help that we each have our own times when we eat dinners thanks to our schedules. It makes having a dinner together rough to do but we manage to have weekend dinners together.

4.) Family time. Again, it's rough to get everyone in a room together. We manage but I would love to create more time for us.

5.) My emotions. I get stressed easily and that usually turns into a terrible migraine. Lately I've been able to manage not getting myself stressed so much. I also let my emotions get carried away with some of my stories. It's not uncommon to find me crying as I type. Even though they can be bad at times my emotions also help my writing, especially when describing a particularly hard part in a tragic scene. I believe there's a quote out there some where stating 'no tears in the writer no tears in the reader'. Either way it's the stress that pulls me down.

Well, there's my top five struggles of being an author, writer, and mom. What are some of your struggles?

"Writing is a journey, a rough one at times, but no journey is worth taking without the bumps and curves. A straight path just isn't the route for me." - Raven K. Asher


Happy Writing

Raven K. Asher