Monday Monthly Mop-up – Nov


Welcome to Monday Monthly Mop-up where we take a quick moment to look back on the last month’s highlights and give you a sneak peek into what is to come.

November Highlights

  • Sy & Silent Jei broke 425 followers
  • Most Popular Post: The 7 Deadly Sins of a Writing Community
  • Most Popular Tweet: DON’T BE ORIGINAL! BE AUTHENTIC! As you write you will have those moments of “well crap this is just this other story my way.” That’s okay! Tell your story. Your voice makes it unique! #authorconfession

Over the past month, 11 blog posts have been made

  1. NaNoWriMo – The Beginning! – The Chaos Begins!
  2. World Building – Drill Down Method – A closer look at my method of world building.
  3. Sunday Side Quest #26 – Jewelry making and a forgotten hobby.
  4. NaNoWriMo – Update #1 – First week update on NaNo!
  5. A Writer’s Haven – How to make yourself a space to write and create.
  6. NaNoWriMo – Update #2 – Second Week update of NaNo!
  7. Motivation Station – Finding that motivation and how to keep going.
  8. NaNoWriMo – Update #3 – Third Week update of NaNo!
  9. The 7 Deadly Sinners of a Writing Community – The 7 dreaded sinners.
  10. Sunday Side Quest #27 – Thanksgiving thoughts.
  11. NaNoWriMo – Update FINAL– Final NaNo update and numbers!

To Our Readers

  • We are still open to topic suggestions, author and book recommendations as well. Leave us a note here.
  • We have added the post topics of Character Development & World Building to help those looking for those two individual topics can find them easily. They are marked with CD or WB on the category when posted.
  • Due to a couple of requests, some posts will include Jei’s own writing and feedback or thoughts instead of a simple collection posted by Sy. We will mark it clearly for your reading pleasure!
  • NaNoWriMo ate a lot of our time this last month and caused a smaller number of posts in November. But we will be getting back to 3 times a week in December, life willing.

Next Month

With the cold month of December filled with family and busy schedules, our line up has already been decided and rough drafts are already in the pipe. We will be sharing our experiences and lessons learned from the marathon that NaNoWriMo offered. We will be tipping our hat to some awesome people and places this holiday season along with talking about our own memories of Christmas, winter and otherwise. We have a talk about the different types of writers there are, taking a stab at new genres, how to hook readers in, and the idea of not needing a love interest in your story. So stay tuned! Again, suggestions are always welcome.

Thank you to…

Salt Lake Genre Writers (LUW Chapter) – We recently joined the SLGW group and have found that their kindness and encouragement is the reason why we have accomplished so much in the month of November. We really can’t wait to work with them further.

NaNoWriMo Community – The forums, people and those participating in the great crazy of November have been a great resource of sanity for the both of us this past month and we are grateful for those who helped us out.

Our Readers & Twitter Friends – We could not do this without you. You guys are what keep us going and the blog coming out. The comments, likes, and just coming to hang out and take a look around helps. Thank you for everything this month and for your understanding as we go through the roller coaster of blogging and life.

February Friends

Below a few great writers/supporters and links to their blog/website. Please check them out! Show some love.

Mona Trimble – A great romance writer that I met while hanging out with the LUW group that I now belong to, Mona has an amazing personality and does all she can to encourage fellow writers in and outside of her own genre. She has a great blog here. An Instagram that she loves to play in here. And a Patreon that you can contribute to and read her great pieces here. Give her some love!

Jessica Julien – One of the hosts of the game #authorconfession, Jessica is an enthusiastic writer and a fun person to read or talk to. Check her out on Goodreads here or her Instagram here.

Jesse B. Booth – A fellow writer of fantasy and published author, I met Jesse through the writing crew doing their best to survive NaNoWriMo! He’s a really nice guy with some great books and ideas. Check out his blog here. Make sure to take a swing over to his Goodreads page to take a look at his awesome books here.

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