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

It's been a week and I'm already trippin'! 🤦🏽‍♀️

Remember I said I was going to start my 90 Day Summer Challenge.  My three things were -  finish one of my WIPs, eat less sugar and post on my IGTV. 🥺

It’s been a week. 🙃

I think it’s funny that the WIP I selected to finish isn’t the one I’ve been excited about writing in the last few days. 😂  Go figure.  Today, however, I’m going to focus. ✍🏽  I don’t have far to go.  I need to feel the burn and pull through the last one third of this WIP! I can do it!  🌟

I knew trying to eat less sugar was going to be difficult. 🤯  I didn’t realize how many things I ate that were sugar laced or sugar bound or just plain sugar.  As a society we are surrounded by sugar.  I have to give up my morning fruit. 😭 I only eat it when I’m in the office and that’s two days.  I’m fine when I’m at home.  But it’s the dessert thing after dinner that’s killing the mood with this less sugar thing. 🎂🍰🧁🥧🍦🍩🍪🍫🍯🍭🍮🍨🍧

The best thing I’ve done is learn how to use the Spark Camera app and post my IGTV video. 👏🏽 Let me tell you about me and Spark.  I do this allllll the time.  I did it with Snapchat.  A new app will drop, no one is remotely interested in it, I will download it, don’t know how to use it…get frustrated with it and then not use it.  Others will come along see the greatness that I saw months, or a year prior, use it and then I have to go back to learn to use it just so I can say “yeah I use it.”  That’s what happened with me and Spark Camera. 😒 They use to have two apps, I downloaded both.  I couldn’t figure out for the life of me how to use the apps, so it sat in a folder on my phone for months. Then I eventually deleted them.  Then I also went back some time later and re-downloaded it.  Now it was just one app. And now they’ve re-branded it as a way to do vertical video and edit for IGTV or IG Stories.  And because I want to dive into IGTV more than YouTube, I had to learn to use the app.  Of which I did, and I posted a video yesterday to my IGTV.  I’m way proud of myself.  I’m also kicking myself. Damn if the app isn’t easy to use.  Now, I need to think of some video ideas. 🧠

First seven days down.  And I’m making some progress.  The next seven days I’m going to focus more on my WIP.  The sugar thing…well that’s the sugar thing.

For now….

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

Let It Burn | Twisted | Aitch Que

I decided to take my book - Let It Burn - off sale at Barnes & Noble, Apple iTunes/iBooks, Google Play & Kobo.  The only place I was getting sales & reads was on Amazon, but that was under the Kindle Unlimited program.  In order for my book to be in that program, the book had to be exclusively sold on Amazon.  I had it listed through Kindle Unlimited for three months, then I took the book wide (other online book retailers) and I didn't see any sales that matched Amazon on those platforms.  So why keep it there? 

Starting Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - Let It Burn will be listed only on Amazon. 

Twisted is still on track for publication - March 2018.  I haven't decided if this book will be available at all retailers as the first two books - Church Chick & Blair X.  

And support a new author Aitch Que - Amazon author page  

All short stories with an erotica flare. 

Be Free....

~MC