Ready or not… Conference Time

Japanese Botanic Garden, Ft. Worth, Texas
I’ll be headed to my first writers conference in seven days.

I am attending the DFW Writers Conference.

7 Days.

I’m a little freaked out.

I need a zen place.

I am not ready. I am so not ready.

I don’t know what clothes to wear. Do I have to get my nails done? I think it’s been fifteen years since I’ve had my nails done. My book proposal is a mess, and don’t even get me started on my manuscript.

Everything is unfinished.

It’s all a good start. But I’m terrified it’s not enough.

I am woefully inadequate, and the odds are not in my favor.

Everyone assures me that conferences are worth it. I pray they’re all right.

And I’m going to pitch anyway.

I’m going to try anyway. I would be murdering a dreamer if I don’t.

My goal press for July 24-26, 2015: Anaiah Press Surge

Statistically, this time will fail. That has to be okay. I have to be okay with failing. The half gallon of ice cream is already waiting for me in the freezer, and I’ve already picked the next goal: #PitchWars on Twitter August 17, 2015.


man sitting alone on the beachI have an indie release with Blazing Indie Collective and their Falling in Deep Collection on August 4, 2015. Releasing with these brilliant, business minded authors has been a crash course of learning. I’ve made over fifty connections. They’re always ready to give advice. Cold Water Bridegroom is my debut. I’m pretty stinking proud of it. (:

Back to my zen place…

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Japanese Botanic Garden, Ft. Worth, Texas

30 Days of #MamaWriteLife

Have you tried Periscope?

I found a new platform – actually, Bethany Jett of tried it, posted in Jon Acuff‘s 30 Days of Hustle group, and I grew curious. Several members use the mobile app, and it has been great fun. It’s a lot like people watching, but more specific and a lot more interactive than Youtube.

On this Monday, June 1, 2015, I’ve decided to give Periscope a try – for the first time… EVER. I’ll look like a dork, but why not?

Over the next week, I’ll decide on the best daily time to Periscope, and I will try to stick to that time from there forward. I’ll let you know when I know.

Periscope uses Twitter handles, so find me – @msbbrumley

Today begins 30 days of a daily #MamaWriteLife Periscope broadcast.

Next month, via Periscope, I’ll be counting down to my first ever writer’s conference, and everything I will be doing to plan for a pitch session.

Invariably, we love platform. We’re writers. We have the audacity to believe that we have something to say. So here we are: saying it. And with Periscope, I can say it and read commentary – and answer what you say or ask.


Find me – I’d love to meet you!



Every Friday.

This happens every Friday. 🙂

I get sucked in to all the Flash Friday invitations.

I never win the contests, but it’s like wind sprints. I’m awful at those, too, but I’m a huge fan of wind in my face… and the challenge… and dumping everything you’ve got at that moment.

Besides, I’m a writer. I have an obsession with doing the same thing over and over again. The no’s are just another challenge, right? 😉

If you, too, are feelin’ flashy on this fine Friday, here are some of the contests I’ve found.

This is what it looks like when I write - two monkeys on my back. (:
This is what it looks like when I write – two monkeys on my back. (: #MommyWriteLife

Flash!Friday Goal: 200 words (190 – 210 allowed)

Splickety’s Lightning Blog Goal: 100 words or less

#FlashMobWrites Goal: 300-500 words

See you in the flashies!