Holiday Updates

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season.  I must say that I have spent much beloved time with my family.  During this time I have taken a break from writing, which has caused withdrawal!  A new paranormal project is in the works now, as I have received inspiration!

Happy holidays, and happy writing, reading, and creating.

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Tolkien and the Norse

As an anthropologist and Tolkien enthusiast, I came across an essay written by someone with similar interests.

Old Norse elements in the work of J.R.R. Tolkien by Martin Wettstein is a fascinating read that holds much academic truth.  I enjoyed reading it very much and would be pleased to share it with my followers.  Let me know what you think about the piece too!

https://www.academia.edu/228734/Norse_Elements_in_the_work_of_J.R.R._Tolkien

E-Book in the Works

Lately I have been discussing options for publication on Amazon Kindle with fellow writers.  After rummaging through old files and papers I located some of my better poetry pieces.  I am considering compiling a poetic anthology, which would include several old pieces and possibly some newer ones.  However, I became immediately reminded of how young I was when they were written!  Several of my favorite pieces are from 2007, 2008, and 2009–when I was in my final years of high school!

I also located dozens of anthropological, archaeological, and historical pieces I wrote during my time in college.  Additionally, I located some plays, poetry, and fiction works from my English minor pursuit–including a rather dashing compilation of children’s poems about dinosaurs!  Perhaps someday I will publish parts of those as well.

Either way, I will keep you posted on my progress!  Thanks again for your continued support!

TriloWriYear…The Start of a New Trend?

Setting an annual writing goal is an idea I believe to be a helpful one for keeping myself active in the writing community.  Writing takes motivation at times, and these goals I have decided to set for myself for 2015, while ambitious, will encourage me and help me push myself.

It is my goal to write 1,000 words every day.

That means that for the 7 months with 31 days I will need monthly goals of 31,000 words.  For the 3 months with 30 days (excluding November) I will need 30,000 words.  For February, with 28 days, I will need to manage 28,000 words.  And November will require me to accomplish NaNoWriMo standard goals of 50,000.

This results in an annual goal of 385,000 words.

Compare this goal to the likes of Tolkien’s The Lord of The Rings Trilogy, which has just over 481,000 words, and the count of 576,459, which includes all three LOTR books and the Hobbit too.

Perhaps we can make TriloWriYear (Trilogy Writing Year) an ongoing event, or perhaps I am crazy!

After NaNo: 2014

Now that NaNoWriMo has come to a close, I would like to offer my services as an editor and literary reviewer.

If anyone has a piece, from NaNo or not, that they would like edited for grammar, spelling, punctuation, and other content, please inbox me, or contact me through one of the following email addresses:

Comments, Questions, & Concerns E-Mail: hobbitualliterature@gmail.com
Reviews E-Mail: hobbitualreviews@gmail.com
Editing E-Mail: hobbitualediting@gmail.com

Reviews are free at this time, and writers have the option of having their piece’s review placed on my website publicly.

Editing services are priced on a case by case basis and will be discussed prior to submission of the pieces.

I look forward to offering my skills and services!