Sunday, August 1

OMG, I published my novel! The sweet and the challenging

Tempted By Light goes live Oct. 17th, though its currently up in print here and in ebook on Apple. (Oops!).

I discovered myself feeling a bit spacey and began cleaning my house– a good idea! However I also felt a bit lost.

Rather of indulging self-pity (fine, I went there for a sec), I paused, acknowledged my sensations, then asked myself something I use when I feel spacey and unmoored.

Recently I settled a novel and submitted it to the suppliers. Hurrah!

I ask, “What am I focused on?”.

I understood that I required some downtime– I just released my unique!

Now it is time for me to let the book find its method in the world– with my marketing help of course.

On the advantage, my beta readers liked the new unique and my critique partners had great things to say, too.

Since this is the 2nd book Ive released this year, I found out from the first one in the spring, Im providing myself the month of October to not be editing Book 3. I intend to dabble, to play, to meander, and to replenish the imaginative well. If that involves some story backstory brainstorming, so be it.

Then after that, I recognized I was focused on fears and worries, like, “Will individuals like my book? Is it any great at all?”.

I love the deep dive into my book however I likewise need this light and like, spirited time.

When you find yourself unfocused, and may be down on yourself about that, ask yourself “What am I focused on?” and see what emerges and have compassion for whatever it is.

How can you take care of your concerns and give yourself what you require?

Let me understand how it goes!

If you d like assistance around preparing your novel, particularly for pantsers, take a look at the brand-new book I just launched:.

Given that it is the Plan Your Novel month in advance of Novembers National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and in years past Ive taught our course on that material, Im discovering other ways to share our unique preparation tools.

7 Essential Keys to Planning Your Novel.

A sweet and brief guideline pamphlet to assist you prepare your novel so you can write it with confidence, clearness, and compassion.

I have a huge ask concerning this book!

I d enjoy evaluations for this book. If you d like to evaluate this 34-page book, just sign up here and Ill send you the link to download an ARC copy.

Register to evaluate 7 Essential Keys to Planning Your Novel:

Upcoming Summit: Get Ready to Write Your Novel! Nanowrimo is coming!


If youre a member of our Fellowship of the Pen (and if you registered for a course, program, or webinar , then you are!), then join us for our month-to-month Q&A zoom call Wednesday, Oct. 21st, 3pm.


A Master NLP Practitioner and accredited imagination coach for writers, Beth runs Barany School of Fiction, a complete suite naturally created to help genre fiction authors experience clarity and get writing, so they can modify and happily publish their books to the delight of their readers.

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Upcoming Community Q&A Call.

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Based in Oakland, California, Beth Barany has provided at Ithra Center (King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture) in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, at the Womens Fiction Festival in Matera, Italy, at Romance Writers of America National Conference, at Emerald City Conference in Seattle, Washington, at the San Francisco Writers Conference, and at San Francisco Bay Area chapters of SCBWI, CWC, and RWA.

This is an excellent opportunity to get hands-on assistance and gather in the company of similar writers.

Author Branding Statement Resources.

Story Planning in advance of Nanowrimo Resources.

The very first book in the series, Into The Black, is a Page Turner Awards ebook Finalist. She has actually likewise composed books for writers, consisting of Plan Your Novel Like A Pro, co-written with her partner, thriller writer Ezra Barany.

She is the acclaimed author of Henrietta The Dragon Slayer, the well-known paranormal love author of the Touchstone series, and is proud to launch her most recent books, science fiction secrets about Janey McCallister spaceport station investigator.

Given that Im not teaching my own course this year, I chose to speak at the Escape the Plot Forest: The Online Plotting Summit that begins Oct. 22– the online top for plotting your story:.

Your Author Branding Statement.
Planning Your Novel (in advance of Nanowrimo).


Acclaimed author, Beth Barany composes magical tales of love, secret, and experience that empower females and ladies to be the heroes of their own lives.

Bring yours statement in for feedback. Or bring your story preparing questions, shares, ahas, and check-ins.

Our Q&A call on Oct. 21st will have 2 focuses:.

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