Posted in NaNoWriMo, Writing

Kindle Version!

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The Dragon Deals the Cards

The Kindle Version of The Dragon Deals the Cards is now available!

You can check it out on Amazon HERE

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Posted in Attic Notebook, Word Tickets

Word Tickets

I have a collection of #wordtickets that I have been adding to for decades. (Literally. I have been making these since I was a teenager and now I’m old AF 😂)

I have moved them from apartment to house to apartment to house.

I have moved them from a lunchbox to a pretty zippered bag and finally they live in this upcycled spaghetti sauce jar that I glitterified. I love that I can see them in the corner of my desk. I use them almost daily. The #wordtickets idea is not mine. I got it from a book called poemcrazy by Susan Goldsmith Wooldridge that I have owned since 1996 and have reread it at least 100 times. I love her writing, her style, everything about this book. That is not an affiliate link. I make zero dollars if you buy her book. I just wanted to shout out an amazing author that has had a huge impact on my life.

I have used the #wordtickets to write poems mostly but lately I found another use for them.

Laini Taylor posted about her #atticnotebook on Instagram the other day:

“The idea is that you freewrite every day in a notebook without ever looking back or reading what you wrote, and you finish the notebook and STILL don’t read it for at least a month. And when you do–at least when I did this before–I remembered almost none of it and it was like discovering a notebook in an attic, hence the name.”

Laini Taylor

Find her original post HERE

I was massively inspired by this! I decided to start using my #wordtickets to fill an #atticnotebook. About a month from now you will start seeing the results of this. I plan on posting the raw fiction straight from my notebook with no editing. I will include the original prompts as well. If you want to follow along with the prompts, you can find me on Instagram: KLAUDIA GRADY

Posted in NaNoWriMo, Writing

I did it!

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The Dragon Deals the Cards

In the middle of December, right before Christmas, I took a giant leap towards my dreams. I did the scary thing. I indie published my first book. It was terrifying and exhilarating. If you would like to check it out, you can find it on Amazon HERE

Thank you to everyone who has been so tremendously supportive of my dream of being a writer. I hope you enjoy the book as much as I enjoyed writing it.

💜💜 – Klaudia

I love TV

Rant time!

Why does everyone hate television so much? There are constantly posts about the dangers of screen time. And I hear fellow moms admitting in a hushed voice that they like to watch a tv show at night as a form of self care. Taking an hour to themselves to immerse themselves in a world that is not their own.

Um. How is that a bad thing? How can getting immersed inside a character and living vicariously through them be something people should feel shame over? How is this any different from reading books? It’s smacks of ableism in my opinion. If you happen to have a brain that can sit down and devour 800 pages of a novel in one sitting…good for you! My sons would claw their eyes out if they had to read an 800 page novel. I would spend every single moment reading if I could. People find joy in different forms of stories. No one ever accuses someone of being a book addict, do they? There are no posts shaming  people for immersing themselves inside a character and living vicariously through them when it is READING. Newsflash people. Those characters on the screen are WRITTEN by a flesh and blood person somewhere who just wants to pay their bills and share their stories with the world. Why can’t we just let people enjoy things?

I love TV.

I love reading.

Not everything is good or bad people. Go relax and enjoy your stories in whatever form you like. Binge watch that series. Read 10 books in a single day. Whatever floats your boat.

/end rant.

Posted in NaNoWriMo, Writing

Dragon Deals the Cards Update

Dragon Cards Word Count 6.14

Making progress! I am getting closer and closer to finding ‘THE END’ in this story. I had a fantastic epiphany the other day about how to close a major plot hole that I have been chewing on. It fits perfectly and really amps up the stories tension. I LOVE when inspiration strikes like that! I jot notes down everywhere and I really have to get my shit together with a system that doesn’t leave me scrambling to find that genius plot fix in my three notebooks, four digital programs, and random voice recordings on my phone. UGH!

Right now I have a text file in Scrivener inside the project labeled FIXES and I try to put them all there. But it means I’m constantly editing the doc and it doesn’t sync quite right. I think I’m going to have to go down the Traveler’s Notebook rabbit hole for my next planner. Or order a custom planner with space for my brain dumps. LOL.

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Posted in Poems

Poem A Day #2

Voyage:

http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/2014-april-pad-challenge-day-2

 

 

 

The life of Dark

Once there lived a boy

Who dreamt of oceans vast

and deserts hot and dry.

He traveled these places

in dreams and in nightmares

Dark hoped with every breath;

To see them with his own eyes.

But he lived in a deep, hidden place

No desert sun on his face

No sea breeze to cool his brow

Just the sound

of  Gram’s voice

Telling him another tale