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February 2021

2021 Is Moving at an amazing pace!

After getting my legs kicked out from underneath me during 2020, it feels good to be back. And since I'm about to tell you how much better things are for me, why don't you share your 2021 victories in the comments?

Um, hello victory! I'm in my 6th year of this amazing authorship dream. Today met with a milestone as I taught my first workshop on the nuts and bolts of authorship. In the class, I showed the following image from the first photoshoot we did for the publication of Flowers In Winter. The roses represent the six Cash children and this photograph serves as a piece of nostalgia from those early, uncertain days. In order to honor these six years of growth and the coming sequel, I want to host a competition for the best fan art inspired by this image.



The competition will run from March 1st thru May 30th. The winner will have their art posted on my website and social media sites along with receiving a certificate of appreciation and signed copy of Flowers In Winter. Total bragging rights, yeah? More details along with contest rules will post here on the Blog & Newsletter tab then.

Updates & Info

Here's a quick peek into the window of my world since last April (sorry for the elongated stealth-mode).

May 2020 - Inklings Publishing brought me on as their Vice-President with Developmental Editing responsibilities. It's been a blast so far and we have great things coming in 2021. This includes an open submission window on May 1st. Check out the Inklings Publishing website for details.

November 2020 - Authorology moved from a Facebook Group to an in-the-works non-profit organization. We launched our website and annual Anthology contest at the same time. There is so much going on with this now that I can't possibly put it all down. Authorology.org is full of information and you won't want to miss our annual Gala on March 27th.

2021 is the year of the novel! There was sure a lot of time to write during the Corona-cation. Cursed Dragon Ship Publishing has Huldah: Daughter of a King in the editing phase. The publication date is TBA.

As for the Cash Family Saga, Inklings Publishing has agreed to reboot Flowers In Winter with some bonus content I've prepared to be added. This new edition will release in tandem with the second installment, We Stand Together. The publication date is TBA.

Alright, those are the hot topics in the Degotoga Writing camp for now. I'll be back soon with updates about novel progress and live events coming this spring. Make sure to come back for the Art Contest details on March 1st.

Leave your 2021 Victories in the comments & enjoy your Spring! -jmj

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