Michelle Carey

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Remember Y2K?

It just feels like it was yesterday, but 10 years have gone by since 2007.  When I purchased my home and moved in, thinking I would be here for life.  Now, I think about living the RV Life in the next few years. 

17 years have gone by since Y2K and thinking the world was going to end after 1999. (in a way it has - hmmmm).  People had stocked up on can foods and water.  Then I remember after 911 people stocked up on can food, water, duck tape and rope...I think it was. We've come such a long way. No one even talks about that anymore. 

It is going into 2018 already.  Time really does not wait for any one, any body for any reason.  You must take this moment, this opportunity to live your purpose.  I must take this moment, this opportunity to live MY purpose!

Some days I'm scared.  I don't know if I'm moving in the right direction. Some days I feel confident that I've found my purpose and I'm on track.  Other days, I want to give up, but most days I don't.  I feel a little lost among all the noise; watching people attempt to move to the forefront of life.  I don't put in enough energy to move myself to the forefront. 

In 2018 I have to establish the internal fortitude to be okay even on the most challenging days when I feel like I'm not. A goal to do better in pushing myself out of my comfort zone. 

This is a must.

Be Free....

~MC 

The Crofton Triangle | Jinxed

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Now that Twisted has been published, I've been working on my next two books - The Crofton Triangle and In the Zone (Jinxed).  I'm still working out the title on the latter book. 

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I can't say which book will be published first and when. For the first time, I don't have any readers waiting on the next book to a series. Twisted was the final installment for Church Chick and Blair X. 

Now I have time to write and not feel pressured about a follow up.  I also have some other books I started - Carmen's Hot Dogs and Cherries, and Diary.  These books are within my character universe.  The Carmen book is kinda a continuation of Let It Burn, but not necessarily a sequel as it follows the main character of Let It Burn's sister.  And Diary also has a few characters that has popped up in my other books.  So I have some other things in the works, now I just gotta make them happen.

Be Free....

~MC

October 1, 2017 & Aitch Que

Sunday is October 1st, ALREADY!!!!  I've got to say 2017 has gone by much quicker than 2016.  2016 was hectic and horrible year, 2017 was slightly better, but I'm hoping 2018 will really usher in the greatness for all. 

So my month of allowing Twisted to rest is almost over.  September went by faster than I anticipated.  Time to get cracking on revising and editing.  It will be a fresh look into this last installment of the Church Chick/Blair X series.  I'm going to have to find another name to call this collection. Hmmmm.  I might just make this a three book collection with an entirely new book cover. That will be for late 2018. 

Anywhooooo, I will miss Sabrina, Tobin and Blair, but I'm kinda glad they are on their way.  I've had a lot of success with that series of books, but I must admit, I get tired of those characters.  At some point I knew I couldn't take them any further.  They had nothing more to say.  

If you're new to my blog and my writing check out my novels page for my latest. 

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In the meantime, I'm promoting a new author on the scene.  Her name is Aitch Que.  Her stories are mostly short and in two parts.  These are the first of her published works.  Summer Days Summer Night is part one, Together Again is the continuation and conclusion of the story.  Quick and easy reads. 

Be Free....

~MC

 

Let It Burn & Twisted

The day has finally come! Let It Burn has officially completed its Amazon exclusive contract and will be available for sale at Barnes & Noble, Kobo, iBooks, Google Play and Smashwords starting this week. 🌟 

Twisted is now up to 23k words. Still have about 27k words to go. At the rate in which I'm writing I see the final book being release next March. 🤞🏽

Moving forward!  

Be Free.... 

~MC

James Patterson CoAuthor Competition

For the month of the February I took some time off from writing Twisted and my other projects to focus solely on the Second Annual James Patterson CoAuthor Competition.  

I submitted my entry last Thursday. The competition ends today.  The genre writers must write in are mystery/thriller. My hook and chapter I entered is based on a CIA Agent that witnesses the first female POTUS being kidnapped in daylight and now she must determine by whom and why.  

I learned a lot from the MasterClass. MasterClass hosts Mr. Patterson's tutorial videos and workbook exercises plus the competition.  The one thing I am most proud of is taking a leap of faith. Writing outside of my usual genre and feeling I have the utmost potential to live out my dreams. 

Semifinalists are announced the beginning of April.  

Be Free.... 

~MC