Progress Report: New Classes, New Story, Site Upgrades, and More

The nice thing about writing your plans down is that you then don’t lose track of them.

The nice thing about writing them down on a blog is that neither does anyone else.

So, because I’ve been head-down and grinding for some months, and will continue to be for some months yet, I wanted to take a moment to let you know what’s come of all this grinding.

There are some new writing classes

How To Write A Series has reopened, and I’m writing a brand-new, much better VERSION 2. IMPORTANT: If you owned a previous version, you own this one.

I’ve brought out the new workshop 24-Intensive: Find Your Writing Voice. If you’ve struggled to find your own voice in fiction, you’ll see significant improvements in both your writing and the ease with which you do in in 24 working hours.

I’ve finished the first draft of Longview 4: The Vipers’ Nest. I’m now giving it a cool-off before revision.

I’m writing Lesson 9 of How to Write A Series, and will have that finished tomorrow.

Dan and I are now working on the final front end layout for I can’t give you a date for the site moving out of beta, but we’re close now. This is the last step.

We have the affiliate program, and are integrating it in with the site.

And the finished version of what we have now will become the basis for the site. Not gone, not forgotten.

My dreams have not changed. Some of my paths to reaching them have. But that’s a story for another time.

I need to go work on finishing a lesson now, and then go in and talk to some writers, and then see what Dan has done on the stuff he installed for me yesterday.

But I wanted to take a moment to say that when I get really quiet, it’s usually not “nothing going on.” It’s usually “working too hard to talk.”

Read with hunger, write with joy, live with passion.

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About the author: Novelist, writing teacher, on a mission to reprint my out-of-print books and indie-publish my new ones.

10 comments… add one
  • Storm May 21, 2017 @ 8:03

    Thank you for being there — both in person some twenty-plus years ago, and virtually for the last couple of decades. Thank you for working so hard, and for finding your way, and for inspiring me to do the same. *snugs*

    • Holly Lisle May 22, 2017 @ 4:41

      I’m glad and honored that I could help.

  • Charlotte Babb May 18, 2017 @ 18:16

    You are amazing…maybe I can be like you when I grow up….oooops! maybe I should grow up now. 🙂

  • Connie Cockrell May 18, 2017 @ 14:49

    Good for you. Glad to see you “back”.

  • Michelle Miles May 18, 2017 @ 8:58

    Your classes saved my writing life once. I’m hoping they will do it again. 🙂 Thanks for all your hard work and for giving so much of your time to help fledging writers like me. You are really an inspiration.

  • Anna May 18, 2017 @ 8:05

    Yay! Thank you for working so hard on this.

  • Marie-Claire Allington May 18, 2017 @ 8:04

    WOW – I wish we could all have a party to celebrate the achievements you have pulled off this last two years especially – but I guess a busy website IS a party 🙂 HUGS MC

  • Tuff Gartin May 18, 2017 @ 5:40

    Thanks again for all that you do for the writing community Holly. No one has had more of an impact on my writing than you. If I achieve success with my writing as a business venture, it will be in great part because of you. You’ve taught me logical steps I can use to create and revise my stories. But even more than that, you’ve taught me how to keep persevering and pushing even when life knocks you down; which it will over and over again. And every time I read a blog entry like this one, it simply reminds me we all have the same amount of hours in a day. It all comes down to choices and what we choose to do with those hours. You have certainly forced me to learn the skills of self-discipline too, which has always been a struggle of mine, especially during the not-so-fun parts of writing.

    Thanks for all you do! I can’t wait to get my hands on Longview 4!


    • Holly Lisle May 18, 2017 @ 7:23

      I’m really looking forward to seeing what you write. Keep going. 😀

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