Michelle Carey

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JINXED - First Draft - DONE!!!!

 

Feeling pretty accomplished right now.

I have finally completed the first draft to the Jinxed manuscript. This has been a long time in the making because I wrote the screenplay in 2006. So much has changed since that time in regards to technology. I had a lot to update. But I made it through.

I wanted to get to at least 50k words. I only clocked in at 47,151. I hoping through the rewrite and revision process I will make up for the shortfall. But the main thing is that the first draft is done, done, done!

Imma say it again friends, IT’S DONE!!!!!

Be Free….

~MC

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Jinxed Update

I’m so close to finishing. I should be done within the next 10 days, maybe even five, if I keep my word count up. I’ve been putting in words counts between 1000 to 2000 words every time I write.

Once I’m done, I will let it rest. And start the editing process of rewriting and revising in about a month or so. I need to read it with fresh eyes, make my editing notes and proceed to make any corrections before I send it off to the professional editors to review. I never understood how some authors, especially those in Urban fiction, get their books out so quickly or get so many books out in one year. They aren’t James Patterson and have co-authors.

This is the time I get excited; when the first draft has completed and I can read it like it’s an actual book. This book will definitely be out later this year.

Looking forward to the next steps.

Be Free….

~MC

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  

Books Update

I’ve been getting some significant writing in. I’ve been working to get The Crofton Triangle revised. Plus Jinxed is almost finished.

I’ve set some goals for myself and I’ve been sticking to them. Whoo Hoo!!! Sometimes, I set goals and within a week, I’m breaking the goal because my life gets in the way. But this time, I’m scheduling my life around my writing. I’m not trying to find the time to write. Writing is first and I work around that schedule. Much different than before.

I’ve even started doing some pre-writing - outlining a new book. I had this idea and I couldn’t let it go, so I had to just fit it into the schedule, despite the fact I have a laundry list of other books I slated to be written. Whew! Okay, I’m just going to go with it. No worries.

Be Free….

~MC