Michelle Carey

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WIPs

Thinking about making some changes to my WIPs.

I just can’t seem to get it together for one of my stories. It has some structural issues. I added a character and now I have to figure out how this character fits into the second act. Once I figure that out, it will be smooth sailing.

Then my other project that I planned to release next year, I could probably get it out by the end of this year if went in on it like zero to 100 for 30 days.

I’m seriously considering rearranging my WIPs. Whatever I do, I have to KEEP WRITING. I’ve been known to take breaks…usually long breaks. LOL

I have to go where the writing takes me. And right now, it’s telling me finish Jinxed and fix The Crofton Triangle. Make it right.

A plan…

Be Free….

~MC

2019 🍒 90 Day Summer 🌝Challenge

This will be the third time of me doing my 90 day summer challenge. 👏🏽👏🏽 I did it in 2017 and last year, 2018.  Each summer, on June 1st, I pick out some goals to work on for the next 90 days. Basically to August 31st/September 1.  

This year I’m going to focus on finishing the first draft of one of my WIPs. 🤔  I’m thinking Jinxed. 🖋

The second thing is lessening how much sugar I eat. 🤯 Through a lot of prayer and meditation I really hope to make progress on this goal. It seems like everything we consume has sugar in it. I haven’t decided if I’m going to give up my fruit in the morning. 🤭🤦🏽‍♀️

The third thing is making sure I vlog on my IGTV channel. 📹 I’m over YouTube. 😒 😂 I have two IGTV channels. One is specifically for highlighting my writing efforts. I’ve been looking at editing apps for vertical video.  I need to get that and I hope to post my second video sometime over the next few days. I haven’t posted video to my main IG channel. Not sure if I want to. But I’m definitely going to post on my writing channel. 💙

These are three goals for the summer of 2019. Next up date will be in two to four weeks. For some reason this year I’m being very lose with how I’m doing this. I’m feeling free with it. 💃🏽 

Let me know if you have some summer goals you plan to pursue for the next 90 days. 

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

 

Twisted First Draft Is Done!

I did it!  Yes!!!!  I've finished the first draft of Twisted!!!!  Whoo Hoo!  Four days before my target date of September 2, 2017. 

Twisted clocked in at 52,235 words for the first draft.  

The next steps are revision and editing.  I won't start revising until October.  I need to look at it with fresh eyes.  I will have it to the editor by December.  My goal is have it out by March 2018.

It's always a good feeling when I finish the first draft, especially ahead of schedule.  

Be Free....

~MC