Michelle Carey

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Update: JINXED

 

Jinxed is about 95% complete. I’m waiting for the last line edit to finish.

The beta readers had positive things to write about the book, so I’m really happy with that.

In all, I’m really proud of this book. I’m happy with the outcome. This book started as a screenplay. I wrote it in 2005. 2005! I had so many things to change and bring up to date. It was the first screenplay I had ever written.

But it worked out well. This was one of the books that I’m anxious to get out, but I didn’t mind reading it over and over again. Sometimes, you can just get tired of seeing the same material. But I fell in love with these characters. I feel like I know them. I’m now thinking about expanding their stories. I don’t know how just yet, but it’s a possibility.

I’ve already started to move on to my next project - The Crofton Triangle. I need time to work on this WIP. I have to make sure everything connects.

Be Free….

~MC

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I’ve also made some updates to the Jinxed book cover. I think it stands out better now.

Update: Jinxed

Jinxed is now with the beta readers! Whoo hoo! Getting some good feedback coming in. 🌟🌟🌟 See below.

”This was funny, poignant and in the end a story of empowerment which is something that a lot of romance books fail at.”

“ I really loved this and you had me laughing out loud in places. They characters were well written and I could immediately connect with them and the lead Jinx was just fantastic. I liked that she had a group of friends that she could rely on and I hope they are all getting their stories in the future.”

 “You have a knack for creating rich and intriguing characters as well managing multiple plot lines.  Very well written and well done.”

I’m coming down the home stretch! I’m really happy with how this story turned out. I feel like I have some additional characters that could possibly get their own stories one day. 🥰

In all, I’m ahead of schedule.

Be Free…

~MC

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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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

Thanks Kate Cavanaugh @CavanaughWrites

I found this writer on YouTube by the name of Kate Cavanaugh. She’s a young writer who wants to be an author. A writer who makes a living. A paid writer. I’m a paid writer, but I don’t make a living off it yet. YET!

I like her videos because she’s genuine. I discovered her during April’s NaNoWriMo Camp. I think I would like being in her cabin for July’s camp.

It was because of watching her videos, I decided to be more purposeful with my writing. At the time, I came across her videos I was working on The Crofton Triangle. But it was her that made me see I could work on multiple projects at the same time. Not that I didn’t know I couldn’t do this, I just chose not to. I felt like I should dedicate my time to getting one thing done at a time. No wonder it takes me such a long time to get a WIP out that status and into completed.

Now that I’m working on multiple writing projects at a time, I feel a sense of accomplishment. I’ve set daily word goals for each project and now I don’t feel overwhelmed about getting it all done. If I write more than the daily, then I feel like I’m a step closer. If I only write the daily goal, I feel I’ve still worked on my project instead of thinking about working on my project, than feeling guilty that I thought about working on my project, but didn’t. LOL

I started writing short stories as a kid, but my interest became greater when I learned screenwriting. I love writing screenplays, but I didn’t think I would get anywhere with it, so I switched to writing books/novels. Of which I’ve been successful as a small independent writer. But it was Kate C, who made me want to write screenplays again. I saw her video on attempting to write a screenplay based on one of her book writing projects. And I was like HEY, I CAN DO THAT! Two of my books are base off their screenplay counterparts! I’ve had this idea swirling in my head for years, but it being a book just didn’t seem to fit it. I’m going to write it as a screenplay. Back to my old stomping grounds, one could say.

So THANKS Kate C! I appreciate you and your videos!

Here’s her website: https://katecavanaugh.co/ & Twitter: https://twitter.com/CavanaughWrites

Be Free….

~MC