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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

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

The Crofton Triangle | Jinxed

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Now that Twisted has been published, I've been working on my next two books - The Crofton Triangle and In the Zone (Jinxed).  I'm still working out the title on the latter book. 

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I can't say which book will be published first and when. For the first time, I don't have any readers waiting on the next book to a series. Twisted was the final installment for Church Chick and Blair X. 

Now I have time to write and not feel pressured about a follow up.  I also have some other books I started - Carmen's Hot Dogs and Cherries, and Diary.  These books are within my character universe.  The Carmen book is kinda a continuation of Let It Burn, but not necessarily a sequel as it follows the main character of Let It Burn's sister.  And Diary also has a few characters that has popped up in my other books.  So I have some other things in the works, now I just gotta make them happen.

Be Free....

~MC

Twisted Release Date: October 31st or November 1st

YESSSS!!!!! The time is almost here where Twisted will be release either tomorrow or Wednesday on Amazon! It is done! 

I hope everyone likes how it wrapped up all the unanswered questions from Chuck Chick and Blair X.  Trust me when I say things really are TWISTED! Things are not as they seem!

The ebook will be exclusively on Amazon for the Kindle Unlimited for those who have subscripted to the Kindle Unlimited service. 

Thank you for your patience.  I know a lot of people waited a long time for this final installment. 

Be Free....

~MC