MC Houle Looking for that Happy Ending Wed, 02 Jan 2019 00:46:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Winter 2019 Quarterly Goals Wed, 02 Jan 2019 00:44:27 +0000
  • Write 20 minutes for 90 out of the 92 days for the quarter (gywo goal).
  • Finish lessons 3 to 5 of Holly Lisle’s How to Write a Novel course (Writing goal)
  • Make a list of the books I want to read (reading challenge)
  • Read at least one book of the list. (reading challenge)
  • Review the books I love.
  • Test out different recipe for soaps (etsy goal)
  • Test out different body butter recipe (etsy goal)
  • Research Canadian supplier for affordable necklace bases and decorative trinkets (etsy goal)
  • Unclutter and keep the craft table clean. (life goal)
  • Make a career plan.
  • Revamp/update the website
  • Clean my email box
  • Total: 12 goals

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    2019 Wed, 02 Jan 2019 00:17:00 +0000 My mind is pretty much always buzzing with grand ideas of what I want to do, but the start of a new year not only amplifies it, but adds a small layer of shame for all of my unfinished projects, writing or otherwise. This year is no exception, though I am trying to be nicer on myself.

    notebook and pen on wooden desktop with 'GYWO 2019' printed in large white letters with a black shadow. under that, 'writing decathlon' in handwritten white letters with a black shadow.

    This year again, I am participating in the Get your Words Out challenge (if you want in, inscription closes January 15th). This is an active community of writers with numerous pledges for the year, both in word count goals and days written goals depending on your preferences. I broke an escalating stride with a lost this year, with only 231 days written on my 240 days pledge, so of course this year I went for the next pledge with 350 days. It could be a disaster. 🙂

    18 diverse books and author reading challenge

    I will also participate in a diversity reading challenge. If you have a book that fit it the categories, don’t hesitate to drop a comment. It can be yours or someone else.

    I’m also hoping to open an Etsy shop for some craft I’m doing. More on that later.

    I am also going to attempt to do a Jenna Moreci inspired quarterly goals list. To summarize, every three months you set 10 to 20 goals. To count the quarter as a success, you need to accomplish at least half of your list. I am going to make a separate post on the blog for this.

    I may not have accomplish everything I wanted, but I think I did some groundwork so that I will this year, and I am hopeful for 2019.


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    Am I back? Sun, 14 Jan 2018 17:30:07 +0000 Hello Friends,

    Long time no see. I meant to take the 2018 resolution of being more regular on the blog, but here we are, half way through the month and still nothing.

    But I am nothing if not resilient and I will try again. One attempt is bound to stick at some point, right?

    I’m not going to make a strict schedule in here, but I am aiming for at the very least some weekly writing updates. What I’ve been writing, editing, submitting, and what I am considering.

    The last I made any kind of step forward in my writing career was back in the summer of 2015 when I published Three Musketeers and a Jester. I want to change this in 2018.

    Here’s a few project I am working on…

    In November 2016, I wrote this short christmas story, Once upon a Christmas Day in which Jef and Mason are taking a step forward in their relationship. I am planning on revising it this year as well as writing it’s prequel, Once upon a Winter which follows Jef’s ex husband in his very own, very queer M/F romance.

    I also want to finish a short erotic short for an anthology call with a looming deadline. Blessing, Dionysus is a big whole party featuring satyrs, and I really like the world I created there, so I’ll possibly rewrite in that world in the futur.

    Those are my main project for the first part of 2018.

    I also have plans to start a patreon, so if there is anything you would like to see over there, please let me know. I am still figuring a lot of what I want for the platform and other responsibilities it involves.

    Happy 2018 and happy writing and reading.

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    Into the wood Fri, 18 Nov 2016 13:59:00 +0000 0 Wheat Tue, 13 Oct 2015 14:26:40 +0000 0 One Stop For Writers: An Online Library Unlike Any Other Wed, 07 Oct 2015 12:19:49 +0000 Every once in a while, something comes along that changes things for the better.

    And in the world of writers, this is especially welcoming, because we all know just how much sweat, courage and persistence it takes to write a book and then release it into the world.

    Today I’m pointing you toward a new website which I hope will help writers brainstorm stronger characters, craft deeper, more compelling plots, and teach us how to be more effective with our description so we draw readers in.

    One Stop For Writers is a collaboration between Becca Puglisi and Angela Ackerman, authors of The Emotion Thesaurus, and Lee Powell, creator of Scrivener for Windows. This powerhouse online library is filled with one-of-a-kind descriptive thesaurus collections, tools, tutorials and much more, all geared to provide the resources you need to strengthen your prose and write more efficiently.

    Want to check One Stop For Writers out?

    Hop on over to Writers Helping Writers for their Launch Week festivities (October 7-14th)! If you know Angela, Lee and Becca already, you probably can guess there will be some great prizes, and probably a bit of paying-it-forward too.
    I will be reviewing the product somewhen in December, once I had time to explore and be past the Nanowrimo frenzy.

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    Oporto, Portugal Tue, 06 Oct 2015 21:24:34 +0000 0 Three Musketeers and a Jester Mon, 05 Oct 2015 21:35:18 +0000 Four Best Friends. New loves and new discoveries, and the changes that follows.

    Lisboa Tue, 01 Sep 2015 17:59:42 +0000 Photography by MC Houle

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    I’m taking back control of the Blog Tue, 25 Aug 2015 18:21:33 +0000 I’m really feeling like I’m back into the rythm of things, and it starts with making sure I actually do the things I set out to do.

    With any other resolution, I have to hope it’ll stick this time.

    And to put all the chances on my side, I’m starting slow this time, instead of coming up with a million post a week. First, the photograhy are back.

    The main reason they’d stop coming was because I had some trouble with the wordpress application on my tablet.

    Believe me when I say I took enough pictures in the last few months to last me a lifetime.

    The only other post on the schedule right now is the Flash Fiction which are still on the occasionnal for the moment. I really want to concentrate on my longer work for the moment.

    So from now on until my return to Canada in October, the photographs are your only sure value.

    I shouldn’t mess that up.


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