Willow, the Busy Bee…

Things are buzzing over here in the Croft realm! Busy, busy, busy! Hopefully, I’ll have some big announcements coming up soon!

I got into a great mini-discussion about organization and time management over at Goodreads via a poll hosted by a fellow author named Chrys Fey. (Check out one of her books, titled Keep Writing with Fey: Sparks to Defeat Writer’s Block, Depression, and Burnout https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50983917-keep-writing-with-fey)

Here’s the poll link, and discussion, if you care to join in: https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/222845-are-you-busy-enough-that-you-need-to-make-a-schedule-to-remember-what-to.

We can all use tips on this front, am I right, or am I right? *laugh*

And, I had the pleasure of being asked for a “writer’s tips” interview for NF Reads. https://www.nfreads.com/interview-with-author-willow-croft/

It’s a little strange to come out from my shadowy realm and stand in the spotlight, but I had not one, but two interviews conducted. The other’s up over at the Horror Tree: https://horrortree.com/an-interview-with-willow-croft-bringer-of-nightmares-storms/.  (Interview conducted by Angelique Fawns–who not only has guides for short story submissions and more, but also a new podcast series! https://www.fawns.ca/works/podcast/). If for no other reason, go look at the cute picture of my weirdo calico Moon Pie!

Speaking of writing tips, I do a monthly series of “writer’s inspiration” tarot card readings at Horror Tree as well. Please check them out, and let me know what you think! https://horrortree.com/?s=tarot

Also, I am always keen on tips around time management and scheduling and planning and such. For my life is not going to be any less “busy bee” in the time ahead.

Lastly, I would be remiss if I didn’t put in a plug for our actual bee friends. Here’s a couple of links on how to make a bee-friendly garden/habitat. (Ban Roundup!)

https://beespotter.org/topics/beegarden/#:~:text=Providing%20shelter%20from%20the%20elements%20%20%20,May%20to%20July%20%2014%20more%20rows%20

https://www.gardenersworld.com/plants/how-to-make-a-bee-friendly-garden/

(And I just discovered that Chrys Fey is also a bee and animal supporter–scroll down to learn about her adopted Queen Bee, Darkness: https://www.writewithfey.com/2021/06/causes-and-donations-books-animals-and.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+WritewithFey+(Write+with+Fey) )

And now it’s time for me to buzz off! But you don’t have to, of course! 

14 thoughts on “Willow, the Busy Bee…

  1. Wow you are a busy bee! Really enjoyed interviews by both NF and Angelique about you and your work. And I like how you ‘connect’ others so well. It’s so fun to read about authors’ progress (and it’s a joy to read about the things they care about, like nature and animals). Keeping this comment short so you can get back to work. 😊

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      1. What am I passionate about? Oof that’s a big question. I’ve been trying to narrow it down for years. “They” say, if you want to be successful, you should be really good at one thing (or only a few things). But I love so much about life – nature, animals (horses, cats…), the planet, space, superheroes, motorcycles, cars, planes, writing, people… I’m probably most passionate about equality, education, children’s wellbeing, and travel. Do you have a singular passion, or like many writers, do you have lots of passions (enough to fill books?) 🙂 and have a hard time choosing a few to focus on?

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      2. Definitely animals…was involved in animal rescue and wildlife rehab for a number of years! Hoping to get back into it as I get into a more settled living situation…I love space and quantum physics too!

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    1. Ha, yes, I love that movie!

      “[Jo is salvaging belongings from her crashed truck and looking at Bill’s new truck]

      Jo: You got full coverage on that truck?

      Bill: Liability only.

      Jo: [thoughtfully] Liability only…

      Jo: It’s a very pretty truck.

      Melissa: [smiling] Thank you.

      Bill: Don’t even think about it.

      [Jo keeps cleaning out her truck]

      Bill: No way.”
      — Bill Harding, Twister

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