Sunday, September 11, 2022

The Best Laid Plans...

 Hello!  The past couple of months have been hectic to say the least. My goal was to start writing again and to revamp everything Carly Jordynn.  My last post was on July 2nd. On the 11th of July, my mom entered the ICU at the hospital for what ended up being a month and a half stay. Her temperature dropped to 87 and her BP bottomed out. I was told unexplained hypothermia. It was July, unless she was sitting naked on an iceberg, I don't know how her temp dropped that low. She spent 3 1/2 weeks in ICU and the rest at a skilled nursing facility. She came home around the end of August and the next day was doing the laundry. LOL. Did I mention she is 86 and feisty as all get out?

I actually did get some things done.  The website has been completely redone with a new look. Check it out at Carly's Website.  I am in the process of getting my rights back on my previously published books.  I have had new editing done and have plans to get the Forest of the Mist series and the Retired Slayer series, new cover art. In addition, all three books from each series will now be in one book. There will be added bonus materials too. I don't have a relaunch date yet but am hoping for early 2023 for both series.  My middle-grade book, Levy Jupiter Kincaid will get new cover art also. Hoping to have that launched by the end of this year.

I am currently working on two young adult fiction books tentatively titled, Thornewilde and the other The Reunion. I also have a non-fiction book in the works, Born to be Mine. It is a project near and dear to my heart. 

I also have a plan for this blog. I am thinking of doing a series of mini lessons on writing and the industry. I will update when I am ready to launch those sessions.

I will still host guest bloggers who want to be on Carly's View. Just reach out to me at carlyjordynn@gmail.com and we will get a date for you.

That's all for now. Thank you for your patience and for being a fan.

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Carly Jordynn is an author of adult, young adult, new adult, and middle grade fiction. She resides in Kentucky with her family and two cats, Harley Vivian Cat and Evie Storm Cat. Carly is the author of the young adult series, Forest of the Mist and the young adult paranormal series, Retired Slayer. When Carly isn't writing she likes to travel, read, go out with friends, and people watch for the next great story idea. Follow Carly on social media on Facebook at www.facebook.com/carlyjordynn777 or visit her website at www.carlyjordynn.com.


Saturday, July 2, 2022

Hello!

 Hey It's Carly and I'm back. I have been down with a bad case of writer's block for the past six months. I have three WIP's and have barely written a word on any of them. Today, a story jumped into my head that actually got me excited for the first time in a long while. I have made some notes and hoping this will finally lead to the thaw.

Do you guys ever get to the point in your creativity where everything just suddenly stops? I love writing and creating stories...it blows when that dries up. You kind of feel lost. Over the past six months I have had story ideas come to mind, but they would not produce a full book. Some are funny, others serious, but all great little stories. This got me to thinking...not everything has to be a book. That made me step back for a moment. My whole writing career has been about books, which I dearly love. Getting to share my vision with my audience is a wonderful feeling. That thought though, "it doesn't have to be a book" has stuck with me.  The writing industry is forever changing. Authors have more opportunities than ever to get their work out there for people to enjoy. 

One of my most successful blog post was when I wrote about a local landmark that was being torn down. There were so many positive reactions to that blog. I just re-read it the other night and three things happened. First, it brought back a lot of memories. Second, Thinking of those memories made me remember other great stories from that time. Third, I wrote what I enjoyed. Don't get me wrong, I like writing for young adults and the silliness, humor, fantasy, romance, and down-right unbelievable you will find in Carly Jordynn books, but that blog post was real. The memories were real and I realized, I have a lot of great stories bottled up inside me.

What does that mean? It means this blog is going to undergo another change. I am not going to pressure myself into sticking with a schedule. I am so not a schedule keeping kind of girl. If somebody want a guest spot on this page, they are welcome to participate, but for me, when it is just Carly, I will write about what I am feeling passionate about, I will write about a cherished memory, or I will tell you a story...one that's too small for a book or as a short story. It may be a couple of paragraphs or it may be a couple of pages, either way, I hope you will enjoy them.

Keep checking back. I plan on posting at least once a month (don't want to pressure myself too much, LOL). It may be more depending on what is going on in my world. Until then, have a great July and a safe and happy Independence Day.

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Carly Jordynn is the author of young adult fiction. You can keep up with all things Carly at the below links.

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