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R-Y is for… #AtoZChallenge

See what I did there? ๐Ÿ˜‰

I’m pretty far behind on my A to Z challenge. With going out of town to Sign N’ Sip, things are a little out of whack. With, not only, my blog posts but with my 2nd draft of Runaway Road.

So, first, let me tell you about Sign N’ Sip. It was AMAZING. Seriously, amazing. I stopped off in Wilmington to pick up my friend and aspiring author, Bree. Now, Bree is a bit more involved with the online groups surrounding the authors we were meeting. Me? Not so much.

When we got there, a group of them were downstairs, chatting. Our roommate, Allie, and Bree walked over to introduce themselves.

And that’s when it hit me. I am socially awkward. I clammed up. Stunned and awe-struck.

Kim Holden, writer of Brightside and Gus, was standing up to give me a hug and introduce herself. My nerves were everywhere. Her book changed the way I look at life. I did a review of it here.

I sat off to the side and listened to the conversations, watched from afar with a silly grin on my face.

I needed to loosen up.

So what does one do when they need to do so? I got myself a small drink ๐Ÿ˜‰

It did the trick and I was able to open up a little. Just a little though. I was definitely not the talkative person I am in real life.

I’m still a little shocked on how scared I actually was. I used to have to talk to strangers for a living while hosting trivia in Charlotte. I can strike up conversations with most anyone. And this is while I’m sober! Hell, I do it at work all the time. That’s my job.

I wanted to use SnS for networking purposes, which I did a little of. I still got to meet some awesome people that got my juices flowing again. After walking around for a bit, I sat down next to this beautiful little pond and started writing. I had an idea for a three-part series just while standing in line.

But what I lacked in networking, I got in understanding. I have to be more open about what I do. That’s the difference between me and the successful people in the world. I don’t put myself out there enough. I find that I double back and blow off what I’ve accomplished, which is stupid.

I got to meet Hugh Howey at my store the other week. Super nice guy and he talked to me about what I wrote. I realized later how dismissive I was towardsย my own work. I’m not going to see much doing that, now am I?

Going forward, a new goal of mine is to be more involved in the online writing community. I have so much going to my advantage that I’m not using. Might as well throw money away.

Are there any things you’ve done to increase your persona on social media? Blogs? Help me out!

Much Love!

Day 9 of Nano

6,067 words.

That’s all I have in. ๐Ÿ™


But, on the flip side, I’m excited how Runaway Road is progressing. A few things keep popping in here and there and it’s so exciting to see.

Can’t wait to share a little with you all!

How’s your November going so far?

Playing House Blog Tour

Wow….just wow…

Playing House released 18 days ago. It’s been a crazy ride so far and I can’t wait for more to come!

(Print books are on their way!!)

Blog Tour Banner

I want to take a moment and give a HUGE thank you to everyone for their participation during my Playing House blog tour! You guys are awesome!

Corrissa James

Give Me Booksย – Along with all the Blogs that teamed up with Give Me Books (waaaay too many to list on here. Check them out by clicking the link below ๐Ÿ™‚ )
Thank you again everyone for your sweet reviews and helping to make Playing House a 4 star book!
Much Love!

A Quote

“No matter what your age or your life path, whether making art is your career or your hobby or your dream, it is not too late or too egotistical or too selfish or too silly to work on your creativity.”

Julia Cameron

The Artist’s Way

Couldn’t have said it better myself ๐Ÿ™‚ A great thing to remember as you travel along your own journey.