The Green Onion Blog is back in full form as of… now. After an extended hiatus through the month of November, I am now completed my efforts on NaNoWriMo. As expected my manuscript is not fully completed, and will require some extra work to finish the first draft. Pushing myself to complete 2k words a day was tough, but a wonderful experience in seeing what I am capable of producing. The story is awesome, and I love it, full of great elements. Most importantly, I learned a lot in many aspects of writing, and I believe this wonderful blog shall see some immediate benefits.
Honestly, I missed blogging. The consistent production with immediate results cannot be beat. I feel like I have missed out on so many good articles to read, and great topics to discuss. Speaking of which: seriously America, what is going on down there?
In lieu of new followers that I have yet to meet and the addition of the new Green Onion Blog Facebook page, I thought it important to break down how I organize a week in blogging. Additionally, I do not think I have ever truly explained the schedule before. So:
Monday – Book review day. Reviewing whatever novels that I have been reading. Usually, I enjoy adult fantasy or scifi, but I do try to expand that, most recently with breaking into the wildly popular YA genre.
Tuesday – Free Discussion Day. There are many ongoing series at The Green Onion Blog including, top tens, archetype breakdowns, ranking upcoming movies, etc. or I may just compose an article of whatever fits the motif of the blog. These are posted on what I refer to myself as ‘free days’.
Wednesday – Comic Book Review Day. Specifically placed on Wednesday because it is new comic day and many of you are making the migration to your local stores. So check in before you head down to see if there is something you should be picking up, or avoiding at all costs.
Thursday – Children’s Literature Review. Or what I like to call ‘Kidlit’. Breaking down some of my own children’s favorite books as we read together nightly and as they grow up and learn to love reading for themselves.
Friday – 2nd Free Discussion Day. See Tuesday.
Saturday – Green Onion Day. Saturday is the day I usually include any tags or awards that I am involved in, or if I have a personal story to tell about life, the universe, and everything. If I do cut the week short Saturday would be my day off from blogging.
Sunday – Sunday Mise en Place. Where I like to keep you and me up to date with what is going on with the blog. Including weekly breakdowns, and teasers for the upcoming week. This is also the day for any blogging announcements, so be sure to check in.
I try to have my posts prepared and posted before noon, mountain time, but things do happen and I am not adverse to posting later in the day. Also, if for whatever reason I miss a review or anything I will usually include it later in the week. I have also been known to throw in some book news articles as they happen.
Okay, with that out of the way, let’s recap the November on the blog up to this point…
This Months Posts-
A very special thank you to my great friends who have supported the blog this month. Back in October when I announced my involvement with NaNoWriMo, I had openly asked if anybody would be willing to support the blog and compose a guest post during my writing hiatus. Some very special people immediately joined the call, and the results were amazing. Adding perspective and diverse points of view to the blog, each guest blogger adding something different. How cool is that? Unfortunately, my wonderful partner Jenn, got pretty wrapped up in supporting me in the real world when I would have to leave the house to cram in my words for the day. One day we’ll get a post outta her.
- The first guest blogger of the month was the multi-talented Dean Kealy, with an introspective breakdown on graphic novel The Boys volume one by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson.
- The fantastic Nancy, one half of Graphic Novelty2 happily shared her wonderful book review on Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell. Proving that we need more book reviews out of her.
- Dr. Seuss and social justice was the theme from guest blogger Michael J. Miller of the amazing My Comic Relief blog, and he knocked it outta the park.
- The young and talented, Marta, The Book Mermaid shared her thoughts on Rick Riordan’s two series’, Percy Jackson and the Olympians and The Heroes of Olympus.
Thanks again, all of you, I absolutely appreciate how quickly you all supported me, and the amazing posts you shared. I am so proud and happy to be a part of this community of wonderful, talented people and I am honoured to share your articles on my site.
That’s right, we’re back, so what do we have to look forward to this week. A book review on a 2016 scifi book of the year finalist. What I am looking forward to in December, although I’m not sure if there are any cool movies coming out? A look at book one of a new series by two of my favorite comic creators. Some December history lessons. And, I need to get my votes in for the 2016 blogger awards. All this and more, so be sure to check in.
Thanks booknerds,… damn, I missed saying that.