Author: authormelanieray_pzk2zq

Focus

Ha, yep, simple title. This year (hopefully past this year) I want to go back to focusing on just a little at a time on my fanfictions. I had a lot of fun writing over the summer, and boy do I have a ton of new ideas and works! I also have a better look at what’s going on and what to expect in my future (hence my site coming back, I could afford to bring it back.) This year, I have anew job but I don’t get paid for it. It’s my daughter’s education. I am barred on my own work during school hours, and I am there to help her now. It’s not homeschool, it’s virtual, but it is similar in that I can’t leave her side. There are several benefits to virtual, but because I have a focus (I have to have focus now, to make sure her work gets done), then I have to refocus on my own work. Using my old writing tricks along with providing focus on certain stories to get them done instead of just randomly, I believe I have a much better option of getting my work back down to an art. I love writing in all fields, but just like a disorganized first time author, I have more than I should have chewed off. Even with those hours, I still...

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Spine Chillingly Tough

Releasing new work across my fanfiction platforms is easy. Releasing work across the publishing world is tough. I tend to cower and get scared a lot because of who I am. I am getting a lot more comfortable though. I think letting certain aspects go really helped in the pursuit of what I wanted to do, as well as not being afraid to let certain aspects in. I was going to release underneath a new pen name, but so much has been happening, even that seems daunting. It’s best to stay under Melanie Ray for everything, to avoid confusion in all directions. I don’t mind that my free writing and non-free writing and journaling are going to mix. I honestly should let them because keeping up will get increasingly difficult. I used to have all day and every day to write whenever I wanted, but now I have a great responsibility. Even though it isn’t a ‘job’, it is an important position I can’t shirk. My daughter is beginning virtual school and for the last two weeks I’ve homeschooled her (because her date of acceptance wasn’t close enough to the date of release of her first school.) With virtual, I will have to stay even more adamant to watching over her and the house. (Thank goodness I don’t cook now.) This means that things like publishing aren’t something I...

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