Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Sweet Dreamland Wheels by JM Scott FREE in all Kindle Markets Through Dec 16, 2017

Hey all, It's another free book. I suppose there are people other there who are thinking why does someone always give away their books? Trust me, I would love to make money selling my work. I occasionally do sell books. But I also know, in this day and age,  I'm building up my fan base one at time. If I provide free books to potential readers, then maybe I will have fans that will spend their money in the future.

Anyway...Sweet Dreamland Wheels is FREE in all Kindle markets through December 16, 2017. This chapbook contains 30 experimental and found poems.  Some source authors I used were Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, Dean Koontz, and RL Stine. In fact, enjoy this sample poem sourced from an RL Stine Fear Street novel.


Friday, December 8, 2017

Tryptophantasia and Other Poems FREE By JM Scott Through Dec. 11, 2017

Hey all, Look! I'm posting twice in one week. I truly aim for three times a week. I was trying four but every week, I came up short. Anyway... who cares.

Trytophantasia and Other Poems is FREE in all Kindle markets through December 11, 2017. Yeah, I'm going to toot my own horn here, I think these are some of the best poems I have written to date. Of course, in five years I may not think so.

This chapbook contains 22 poems that are either language based, surreal, stream of conscious, or other poetry styles. Think of it like a sampler for my poetry.

If you love poetry, why not grab a copy, take a read or two then leave a review, if you are so inclined.

Enjoy this free sample:




Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Frost Moon

Upward fading

on treetop tendrils
I spiral the limelight
hollow.

crystal frost navigates
an icy hollow, moon music
rides the wind and spores on the
full window.

Belong and down
into fading night.

***
Hey all, it has been awhile since I posted a poem. This is used to be three different haiku. I ran it through a Dada generator to make a new poem. Several years ago, I wrote three haiku every day for a year. So I have a lot of bad haiku. I have good haiku too. The bad haiku, I recycle. 

Till next time...

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Crossing 50K- Winning 2017 Nanowrimo

I crossed the finished line on November 28, 2017 with 50, 187 words.  When I got my 2500 in for the day, I just kept on going.

And since then, I haven't written anymore. It's not like I am stuck because I'm not, my grad school work took longer than I thought it would. I also had the flu or something like the flu. All of this compounded on the last few days. I finished my school work this morning and I was going to write but I wound up napping instead.

This weeks looks a little light on the school work load so I should get ample writing time in. I still have plans to finish the first draft before 2018. I also am going to work on a Christmas story.

Actually, it seems like the last couple of weeks have been a bit chaotic for me. Let's hope it slows down.

Till next time...

Friday, November 24, 2017

Passed 40K- Week Three of Nanowrimo

As of this writing, I have written 43,894 words. I have a little more than 6,000 words to make it to the 50,000 word goal for November.

I am not sure how much more it will go over 50,000, but it will go over. I'm in  panic mode. As I am starting to tie up loose ends, I'm hoping not to forget any. I have some great plans for the end of the novel.  I am looking forward to finishing the first draft because I am looking forward to the revision stage. Once it is completed, I will put away for at least a month or more and start revisions early 2018.

Of course, I would get a cold right now. I started writing at 7:00 pm,  but at 8:00 I dozed off for an hour. Then I finished up my word goal for the day.

The writing is going well most of the time. I struggle;  I skip the scene and work on another. That is what revision is for.

I hope you had a good Thanksgiving.

Till next time...

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Forever

The fire grew and touched the sky. My friends opened more beers. Someone lit a joint. It was like old times. They planned this trip for me, in hopes I would be happy.

I saw her come from the flames. Beth.  She was all flames but I never could forget how her body looked in that dress or her face no matter how we old got.

Smiling, Beth motioned for me. I stood up and reached my hand out. I passed through the flaming veil. Somewhere in the distance, they screamed my name as my mouth joined her sizzling lips.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Ask Me Anything- November 24, 2017 1:00 PM EST

Yesterday, I was invited by someone via Facebook to host a Ask Me Anything event on their website.

So mark your calendars and get  ready to ask me anything about writing, Kindle formatting, what it's like to be a writer, how I get my ideas, etc. OR you can post a poem or flash fiction (1,000 words or less) and I will give an honest critique. I'm not an expert or anything but sometimes it is nice to get someone else's thoughts on your work. Personally, this what I love about college writing classes- someone, at least one person (not including the professor), has to critique your work. If you're like me and want some fresh eyes you know where to find me.

You can  post questions early or on the day. I have two days to answer all questions after the event is over.

If you can't get enough of my writing rants or maybe you want to see what makes me tick click here, register and ask away. I am looking forward to your questions.

"See You" Friday.

Till next time...