Michelle Carey

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Jinxed - Preorder

I’m almost there! 👏🏽👏🏽

Hopefully, Jinxed will be up for preorder by November 1, 2019. With a published date of November 21, 2019. 🤞🏽

Stay tuned….

Be Free….

~MC

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 have a lot of things going on at the moment. Outside of my summer challenges.

I have my massage today with Yao. 90 minutes of peace and relaxation. Her hands are heaven sent.

I also have to finish packing for my trip to Detroit. I have a few items that need to be washed. I have my list of things to pack, but I feel like I’m waiting for the last minute to get anything done.

I then need to get the oil changed to my daughter’s car. We’re driving her car because it’s better on gas. 87 octane versus 93.

It’s also CAMP NANOWRIMO month. Every April and July. I’m working on getting to 10,000 words in one of my newer projects. In camp, a writer can work by words, minutes, hours, pages…whatever floats. Unlike NaNoWriMo in November. That’s all about 50k words. I have to be diligent and work on my project while I’m in Detroit. I’m taking my computer, so I should be able to stay on track.

Update:

WIP: I’ve been reading another book about Showing vs Telling in writing. To make sure I’m showing and not telling, I took another look at the first five scenes I wrote in Jinxed. It took me about two hours to rewrite sentences that could have been written better and/or stronger. I’m going to take about an hour today to do scene six. Slow and steady wins the race. I will make the December 2019 publishing date.

Less sugar: WHAAAAAAT, I’m crushing it! I’ve lost 10.2 pounds! Since June 9th! I feel better. I can feel the difference when I rise in the morning. I don’t feel sluggish after a night’s rest. This has prompted me to think about rejoining a gym. I listened to this audio book on nutrition. It was informative. As I age, I lose lean muscle mass. I need to get into a gym and start weight lifting to retain my muscle. I don’t want to be sack of fat and bones as I age. YUCK! LA Fitness? Gold’s Gym? Planet Fitness? What’s your recommendation? I live within a four mile radius of all three.

IGTV: I’m trash with this goal. I think it will be better when I leave for Detroit. I’ll have something to share. Right now, I’m not interested in getting in front of a camera and rambling. I want my content to have meaning. I want it to be interesting, so people will want to stay tuned. I haven’t posted any videos in two weeks. This will get better over the next two weeks tho!

Okay, that’s it for this week!

Be Free….

~MC

Update: Twisted

I'm pushing to have the first draft of Twisted done by June 30.  The goal is 50,000 words minimum.  It can have more than 50K words, but I have to get that minimum in. I'm going on 37K words now.  I've been writing about 1000 words per day they last week or so. 

Gotta go write! 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