Michelle Carey

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Weekly 90 Day Summer Challenge Update

I’m here in Detroit. I’m at my daughter’s various bowling tournaments. It’s been a great and fun week so far. I have another week to go.

WIP - I’ve been getting brief opportunities to edit while I’ve been sitting in the bowling alleys. I’m lucky I’m getting in about 30 to 60 minutes of editing. I haven’t done any writing on one of my projects that I have for Camp NaNoWriMo. I have to get to 10,000 words by the end of the month. ***SIGH***

Less sugar - I’ve been eating less added sugar, but I’ve been heavy on the bread this past week. I will see on Sunday how much weight I’ve lost. While on travel, it’s been difficult to really keep within my parameters of what I’m trying to do. I’m still making the best decisions I can given the circumstances. Right now, I’m munching on my sweet green bell peppers. Good in Vitamin C and has fiber.

IGTV - I really thought my trip would help me do more IGTV content. The most I’ve done is do IG stories. I’m really bad at this goal. I have to overcome this blockage I have when it comes to posting these videos. Working on my internal so I can share my external. I guess.

Until next week.

Be Free….

~MC

Weekly 90 Day Summer Challenge Update

I posted an update last Sunday because I wasn’t able to do it last Friday. And yesterday, well I just plain forgot. lol

Here’s the update.

WIP - I’ve started editing Jinxed. I started with my paper copy, but because I’m also using ProWriting Aid, it’s just easier for me to edit there than on the paper copy. In the past, I’ve started editing on paper and then eventually ended up editing on the computer. I also listen to the drafts. I can follow along with the words. This way I know if I’m missing a word or things read wonky. I’ve done three scenes out of 100 so far. if I do two or three scenes a day, I will be finished before the summer is over. I’m making mad progress considering I wanted the first draft completed by August 31st.

Less sugar - Still sticking with it. I weigh myself on Sundays. So I don’t know how much I’ve lost this week. I’m feeling a little bloated so who knows. I just have to stick with it because I don’t feel tired all the time. I do feel like I have more energy. But I also have to do better. For the most part, I do not have added sugars. But like yesterday, I fasted for 20 hours, so when I did eat, I ate baked drumette wings (5), a small side salad, a piece of garlic bread (ugh) and meat lasagna (why?). I stayed within my calorie goal, matter of fact I was 300 calories short, but my goal is not so much the calories, but the carbs and added sugar.

IGTV - Not doing so well on this goal. I didn’t post any videos this past week. I’m struggling for content. At least I think I’m struggling for content. Maybe I’m not being creative enough, who knows. But this is my back and forth thing with social media. One minute I want to do it, the next not so much. I think I will talk about this in my weekly podcast - Introverted with Michelle Carey.

Okay folks, that’s it! Until next week…

Be Free….

~MC

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

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

Update

I finally feel like I'm getting things done creatively with my writing, my videos and my podcast.  I feel like I have a voice.  Not saying I didn't have a voice before, I wasn't taking advantage of the technology I had before me to assert what I wanted to say regarding the things I'm observing and feeling. Now the question is, is my voice being heard using the platforms I've been given.  I not sure, but it isn't going to stop me from voicing my opinions. 

Writing update:  I've been busying the family and completing some major upgrades to my house that has taken me away from writing Twisted for the last week or so.  Luckily for me, I'm still on schedule because during each writing session I write over my intended word target.  It's almost like I have words banked.  But Twisted is my number one priority when it comes to next books to be released. 

My podcast has three episodes up.  Please go take a listen!  It's much appreciated it.  I haven't made a YouTube video in a week.  I will get back to that this week as well. 

Thank you for your patience and your time! 

Be Free....

~MC