Colby’s Epic, Fantastical Journey (7/10/17): Q2 Achievements, Q3 Goals, and Q3 Kick-off!


Sooo… HERE’S the mega- Creative Achievements Round Up for Q2 of 2017!

Q2 CREATIVE ACHIEVEMENTS

* 11,000+ more Offworlders gained (aka readers to my subscriber list)
* 6 masterclasses finished
* 1 play reviewed on the blog
* 1 book reviewed on the blog
* 8 signature courses finished
* 1 MAJOR giveaway completed
* 10 vlogs recorded and posted
* 1 horror film in progress (Sandman): worldbuilding, concept design, outlining script, planning budget, planning film concepts, blocking, themes, and cinematic look
* 1 book launch plan in progress
* 1 author box set collaboration wrapped!
* 1 new Rebel Ragdoll subsidiary opened and launched: New Adult Noir(e)
* Worldbuilding, plotting, and character development for The Books of Ezekiel series
* Worldbuilding, plotting, and character development for The Hitmen of Happily Ever After series
* Worldbuilding, plotting, and character development for the ASYLUM series
* Participated in a multitude of cross-promotion activities with fellow authors
* Maintained the author blog and vlog at Colby R. Rice
TOTAL Q2 WORD COUNT: 31,306 words

Q3 GOALS (July 1 – September 30)

* Stay on top of my daily writing habit
* Finish and PUBLISH HOLLOW POINT
* Finish Rose n’ John Does (Hitmen of Happily Ever After, Book #1)
* Finish Loosey, Goosey (Hitmen of Happily Ever After, Book #0)
* Finish and polish SANDMAN script
* Finish SANDMAN script breakdown and start pre-production
* Continue to grow New Adult Noir(e) by hosting giveaways, reviewing books, running free promos, and building a rabid reader base
* Keep working on my weekly Creative Achievement podcast, “The Epic Fantastical Journey of a Black Female Sci-fi Writer”
* Find a new template for my Colby R. Rice website
* Re-evaluate The Bohemian Badass, the B-Badass Podcast, and the goals of both
* Learn as much about filmmaking as humanly possible (w/ a strong focus on post-production, SFX, VFX, and graphic design)
* Survive grad school & teaching

Q4 GOALS (October 1 – December 31)

* Stay on top of my daily writing habit
* PUBLISH Rose n’ John Does (Hitmen of Happily Ever After, Book #1)
* PUBLISH Loosey, Goosey (Hitmen of Happily Ever After, Book #0)
* Finish storyboarding and concept design of SANDMAN feature film
* Create a viable business plan and marketing for SANDMAN film
* Re-evaluate the budget for the SANDMAN film (based on business plan)
* Continue to grow New Adult Noir(e) by hosting giveaways, reviewing books, running free promos, and building a rabid reader base
* Keep working on my weekly creative achievement / author podcast, “The Epic Fantastical Journey of a Black Female Sci-fi Writer”
* Launch new template for Colby R. Rice
* (Officially) incorporate Rebel Ragdoll, Inc
* (Officially) incorporate Rebel Ragdoll Press, LLC
* (Officially) incorporate Rebel Ragdoll Productions, LLC
* (Officially) incorporate The Bohemian Badass, LLC
* Learn as much about filmmaking as humanly possible (w/ a strong focus on post-production, SFX, VFX, and graphic design)
* Survive (and finish out) grad school & teaching

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Colby’s Epic, Fantastical Journey (6/28/17): HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!


It’s my birthday today, and it’s GREAT! Check out what I’ve got planned for the coming week! 😉

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4. 30 FREE Contemporary Fantasy & Urban Fantasy Books: http://www.eliciahyder.com/giveaway/free-ebooks/

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Colby’s Epic, Fantastical Journey (6/19/17): Feeling GREAT, Writing Free!


SO, last week I was feeling grungy, down, stuck, and slow in my creativity and creative output. THIS week, though, I’m feeling like I’m on FIRE! Find out why in my short update.

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4. 30 FREE Contemporary Fantasy & Urban Fantasy Books: http://www.eliciahyder.com/giveaway/free-ebooks/

5. The Ultimate Paperback Giveaway: http://sffbookbonanza.com/paperbackgiveaway/

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Book Review: “Long Night Moon” by S.M. Reine

Long Night Moon by S.M. Reine
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

SM Reine does it again! Long Night Moon is a great next chapter in the “Seasons of the Moon” YA urban fantasy series that Reine has built, and as with the other two novels, I was HIGHLY entertained.

In terms of plot, “Long Night Moon” wasn’t nearly as suspenseful as its predecessors, BUT the book certainly develops the larger world of the werewolf in a wonderful way. We get to see, bit by bit, who is actually a part of this world, and it’s not JUST werewolves! We also get to see all the challenges that werewolves, especially Rylie, has to deal with, especially in terms of dealing with the human side vs. the wolf side.

Reine does an excellent job of bringing a lot of humanity to her characters, and she’s also great at following human logic and natural reactions to the weird happenings around town. She’s also not afraid to trouble the relationships and loyalties of her characters, and that always makes for super engaging, never predictable dynamics surrounding love, loyalty, duty, and friendship.

Long Night Moon, as well as the “Seasons of the Moon” series in general is a great YA series, and I’m super excited to pass it on to my daughter when she gets old enough!


“LONG NIGHT MOON” VIDEO REVIEW



 

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Rock on, read on,
<3 Colby

Colby’s Epic, Fantastical Journey (6/13/17): The Battle Against Creative Isolation CONTINUES!


We’re getting really reflective today with my weekly journal update. The eternal battle against creative isolation… and the four actions I’m taking to fight it!

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4. 30 FREE Contemporary Fantasy & Urban Fantasy Books: http://www.eliciahyder.com/giveaway/free-ebooks/

5. The Ultimate Paperback Giveaway: http://sffbookbonanza.com/paperbackgiveaway/

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VIDEO NOTES:

00:39  CALLING ALL AUTHORS! Sign up for the upcoming New Adult Noir(e) Giveaway Opps!

03:02  The Challenges with Organizing an Author Giveaway & Some Solutions

04:45  Reflections on My Creative Challenges: Being a Creative of Color

06:10  Reflections on My Creative Challenges: Dealing with Creative Isolation

08:55  Potential Solution #1 to Killing Creative Isolation: Reaching out to Author Groups, Asking Questions, Finding Moral Support, and Recognizing Negative Self Talk

14:58  Update on My Graduate Program — My Roll Dogs are Leaving!!

16:32  Being a Single Mom and a Creative + Finding a Support System as a Parent

20:13  The Voices of Our Nation (VONA) Workshop for Writers and Creatives of Color

23:49  BEING Successful as an Author vs. FEELING Successful as an Author

25:45  My End-of-the-Year Goals for Content Creation & Building Community

28:00  My Four Solutions to Creative Isolation

SOLUTION #1: Forming a Writing Group
SOLUTION #2: Diversifying My Creative Projects throughout the Day (30:26)
SOLUTION #3: Traveling & Planning Trips… both Nationally & Internationally! (31:01)
SOLUTION #4: Replenishing the Creative Well — Upping Brain Input and Balancing My Brain’s Output by Reading More, Watching More Movies, Playing Video Games, People Watching, etc (31:56)

 

Colby’s Epic, Fantastical Journey (6/5/17): Giveaways, New Adult Noire, and Writing Updates


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VIDEO NOTES:

1:18 Awesome Giveaways for June!

8:54 How to Organize a MASSIVE Giveaway and Segment Your Reader Lists by Genre (for Authors): My Process

14:17 The Birth of New Adult Noir(e), a reader blog and giveaway host for dark & gritty SFF/H/ROM reads. Whether you’re a reader or author, check us out!

20:04 Working on HOLLOW POINT + Join the HOLLOW POINT Launch Team + Worldbuilding for the ASYLUM trilogy and the SENTIENT trilogy

Colby’s Epic, Fantastical Journey (5/24/17): Massive Reader Growth, Giveaways, Creative Updates!


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2. Win a $50 Amazon Gift Card + a FREE YA Boxset (All entrants get the free boxset at the end of the giveaway)

3. Taste of Darkness Giveaway (Grab FREE dark fantasy, dystopia, urban fantasy, and dark romance novels)

4. The Ultimate Paperback Giveaway

5. The Book Depository (Grab over 400 free e-books in ANY genre)

VIDEO NOTES:

2:25  Hosting Giveaways, Author Marketing, and Becoming the (Unexpected) Author Services Entrepreneur

4:50  Starting “New Adult Noir(e)”: a Dark and Gritty SFF/H/R Book Blog & Author Services Station

7:38  MEGA CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY I’m Hosting, the “25 Days of Box Sets” Giveaway

12:00  How to Sign up to a Giveaway as a Reader OR as an Author

12:40  Benefits to Joining a New adult Noir(e) Giveaway as an Author

14:30  My Upcoming Romantic Suspense / Paranormal Romance / Erotica Pen Name!!

15:40  Developing a Large Readership

16:17  Worldbuilding & Research for My Novel Series

20:05  JOIN THE HOLLOW POINT BETA READER LAUNCH TEAM!

22:35  Update on SANDMAN Horror Film

23:58  Creative Uni & Creative Classes I’ve Taken in the Past Month

25:45  Running The Bohemian Badass & Our Upcoming Writing Courses

28:00  Getting Back into My “Hollywood Camera Work” courses & Learning the Craft of Filmmaking

28:52  The Importance of Consuming What You Want to Produce

29:31  Still Working on Rose n’ John Does + Loosey. Goosey (the first novels of the Hitmen of Happily Ever After)

30:41  Turning my “Creative Achievements” Vlog into a PODCAST! (called “The Epic Journey of a Black Female Sci-fi Writer”)

32:00  Sitting in Gratitude, Counting My Blessings, and Staying Flexible in All Areas of Life in order to Uplevel Your Prosperity

33:45 Reflections on the First Year of Grad School — MFA Program in Generative Dramaturgy

— Admitting Who I Am and Who I’m Becoming as a Grad Student

— Skills I’m Gaining by Being in Grad School

— How Grad School is Helping Me to Understand Where My Body of Work is Going (especially as a Filmmaker)

— My Deepening Love of Shakespeare and Shakespeare in Sci-fi

— My Love for Adaptation (Thanks to Grad School + Akira Kurosawa)

39:07  New Directions for YEAR 2 in Grad School! — MFA Program in Generative Dramaturgy

— Dramaturging a Gothic Horror Musical: The Addams Family Musical!

— Studying My Eighth Language, RUSSIAN! + The Importance of Languages in Life AND as a Sci-fi/Fantasy Author

— AMAZING Classes I’m Taking Next Semester: Film Editing, The Dramaturg & the Classic Play, Contemporary Trends in Dramaturgy (for film, game design, and immersive theatre), and Combat for the Stage!

— The Artist vs. the Scholar: The Scholar Lost, lol

45:00  Self-care, Health, and Wellness

How to Write That Sci-Fi Novel You Always Wanted To Write

Let’s get one thing straight; sci-fi books are totally badass. They get to explore a place and space that has never been explored because everything – every last little detail – is brewed in the dark recesses of your freaking awesome mind. There is just one Game Of Thrones sized wall to overcome, and that is writing a sci-fi novel ain’t easy.


So, here’s my advice:


1. Never Try To Write A Best-Seller

The reason being, you can’t. It is impossible. Best-sellers are not only subjective and unexpected, they are part of trends that come and go, so if you are trying to write a best-seller that is part of a current trend, well, sorry sweetheart, but you are already behind. Anyway, it’s like we said, no one knows what is going to be a success and every successful author has had to fight for their place.

2. Write The Book You Want To Stay Up All Night Reading

There is one really quick way to failing as a writer, and that is to write a book that you wouldn’t read. There is just no point in it. Writing is a craft that needs love, attention, intrigue and bloodthirsty lust; so only write the things you want to write and the things you want to read. If you don’t love it no one else will. Simple.

3. Sit Down And Start Typing

So many people want to write a book but they don’t want to put in the work. They want to have written a book. Maybe they will try for a bit, before realising how long and arduous the process of writing is. But sitting in a chair and tapping away persistently and determinedly is the only way you’ll ever get that best-seller written. Write, write and then write some more. We get better with every page we sculpt, remember that.

4. Cardboard Characters Will Always Suck

Sure, writing a cool world with loads of cool stuff is cool, but it isn’t enough. What makes a story is the characters, people or things that we can bond with and care about and relate to. They are the main source of awesomeness when it comes to being sympathetic in a sentence, the thing that will get hairs standing up and tears rolling down cheeks and, maybe, just maybe, fists punching the air. If people don’t care about your characters then they aren’t going to care about the cool world you have created.

5. Forget About Anything But Your Writing

If you want to have a best-selling book more than anything then you may find you’ll be disappointed. This is because it is impossible to control all the variables that it takes to achieve that success; the marketing, the timing, the agents and publishers, the media and the landscape. Instead, focus on just one thing; writing a book that is as good as you can get it. Write a book that you are totally proud of. A book that you want to read and that others will want to read to. Forget the best-seller thing, it is out of your control. Just up your chances by writing something amazing.

 

Offworlder Update (5/9/17)


** A special lovey dovey update for my email subscribers! **

Hey Offworlders! Just checking in with an author update for you guys and a THANK YOU SO MUCH for being on my reader list! xoxoxo

And, as always, FREE BOOKS & SWAG with more giveaways! 🙂 Check out the newest ones below, and feel free to sign up to my giveaways email where you’ll get a solid heads up on the hottest giveaways every month.

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HOT GIVEAWAYS!!

1. TO GET A HEADS UP ON FUTURE GIVEAWAYS: you’ll get word on new giveaways before everyone else on the list

2. Massive Summer Reader Blowoutwin a Kindle Echo + 2 Kindle Fires + audiobooks + e-books + MORE!)

3. Taste of Darkness Giveawayget a free library of dark fantasy, dystopian, urban fantasy, and romance novels

4. The Ultimate Sci-fi Paperback Giveaway: win 52 sci-fi paperbacks, one for each week of the year!

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Colby’s Epic, Fantastical Journey (4/17/17): Writing, Surviving Grad School, and AMAZING GIVEAWAYS!!


I’ve just mostly been working on Hollow Point (for The Books of Ezekiel series) and designing the Sandman film. And, of course, surviving grad school (barely).

And, as always, FREE BOOKS & SWAG with more giveaways! 🙂 Check out the newest ones below, and feel free to sign up to my giveaways email where you’ll get a solid heads up on the hottest giveaways every month.

GIVEAWAY LINKS!!

1. TO GET A HEADS UP ON FUTURE GIVEAWAYS: https://app.convertkit.com/landing_pages/155198?v=6

2. The Epic Worlds Giveaway: http://www.brianference.com/epicworlds2/

CALLING ALL BETA READERS!

1. Want to be a Beta Reader for my next novel, “HOLLOW POINT”? Sign up here: https://app.convertkit.com/landing_pages/149478?v=6

2. Interested in grabbing and reviewing a FREE copy of “The Given”? Check it out here: https://www.amazon.com/Given-Ghosts-First-Ezekiel-Books-ebook/dp/B00H86G7JW/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1492464319&sr=8-1-fkmr0