Announcement!

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If you were looking for another way to support my work without supporting huge publishers, I have posted my stories on Simily! Not all of them are available but I’m slowly adding them.

This doesn’t mean I’ll be removing my stories from other platforms. I know there are people who don’t want to or can’t use Amazon or other big retailers for various reasons. It’s a subscription type site so there are plenty of other authors to see as well! Click here to check it out!

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Writing Update: Cover Reveal!

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The rough draft of Dahlia is done and this is going to be the cover! I may tweak the font and I’m considering either a subtitle or series name but I wanted to show this off! And show that I’m not slacking on my writing or just talking about it without any results. 

I’m thinking this series will be three parts but depending on the flow, that my change. My original outline was four parts but I already changed that. That’s usually why I don’t outline… But I can’t deny my output has increased overall with a plan in place; even if I don’t follow it.

I don’t have a release date since I’m still editing to make sure it flows right and has no typos. I’ll post that as soon as I know.

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Writing Update & Why I Went Dark For A Bit

I hope I didn’t worry anyone by not posting after my last update but I wanted to say something good in all the mess that’s going on. While I’ve been adjusting to working from home, I finished a rough draft of the next Go Away Girls book; “Flight.”

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I’m working on editing it in between working from home and writing up more reviews so I don’t have an official release date. If you’re interested in this universe, check out the first book “The Mirror.”

As for a more personal update, we’re all still home, going out as little as possible, and blessedly still healthy. I am technically still employed but no longer getting the overtime I depend on to pay the mortgage. I count my blessings because there are people out there in way worse positions, but I will ask my readers to share and review my books and please, stay safe, stay clean, and stay home.

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Overdue Writing/Reading Update

Over the last few months, I’ve been slowly working on Emma’s book in the First Brood series and working on the next episode of Fruit of the Dead. I’m a little annoyed with how slow it’s going but progress is being made.

The main reason why things are slow going is I have been working very hard on catching up with all the ARC books I have around. So, expect more reviews this month as I try to clear off my ereaders and get rid of all those books I got from BookExpo and Book Con. I’m starting to trip over those and that’s not good at all.

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Overdue March Writing Update

Being home with a sick kid and all has left me with some time on my hands. So, I’ve been working pretty heavily on Emma’s book the last couple of days. I will likely have a rough draft of that ready before the summer and I’ll be posting little snippets over on my Patreon! 😀

I also have a bunch of reviews headed for the blog soon so look forward to those.

This is mostly just to remind my followers that I’m still alive and working on things. More upcoming later this week!

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Trying out Voracious Readers

In my ever going quest to get more readers and reviews, I’ve listed my first book in the First Brood series on Voracious Readers. If you’ve found your way here via them welcome and I hope you enjoy the book!

I’ve found some interesting books on there (which I will be reviewing) so I figured I’d offer my stuff on there, too.

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Writing Update: 500 Words a Day Challenge

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You could have seen this post earlier on my Patreon.

Since I’m signed up for his newsletter, I went ahead and opted into Jeff Goins’ 500 Words Challenge. And so far, I’m doing pretty good! I think the only day I’ve missed was January first since I signed up for the challenge on the second.

I have been focusing on book 4 in the First Brood series since that’s the one I want to finish the most. Don’t worry. I’m still putting around with my other projects but First Brood 4 is what’s really been on my mind.

I know on the blog it says blogging counts but I haven’t been counting it because it’s the stories that will hopefully be providing me with the income I desperately need. Since I’ve built the momentum, I hope I can complete this challenge!

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Writing Update: Bad News/Good News

I was reading through some reviews on my books – which I tend to do when I feel blocked or like I suck – and looking at the reviews on Go Away Girls: The Mirror, I decided to check and see where I left off with the novel I’m working on in that same universe. I plug in the flash drive, I double click the file and get a happy little message that the file is corrupted and can’t be repaired. I check my Google Drive? No backup. I had backups of every story BUT that one.

Then I think “Well, that’s fine. I’ll just get the notebook I wrote it in. I’m sure there’s a printed copy in there.” I spent the next 20 minutes tearing through things to locate it thinking I’d lost that too.

But the good news is, I did find it. I’m glad the worst thing about all that drama is the fact I have to retype the whole thing. Not a big deal at all. I have lost stories before (mostly because I’d trusted someone to give me the damn disk back and of course they lost it) and it’s devastating.

I’ll be adding that book into my rotation.

Right now, Emma’s story is up to 6375 words and I see plenty of potential in it now that I’ve spent the weekend editing it. I did consider scrapping the project thinking it would just going to be too short but I changed my mind.

That’s all I have to report for this week!

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Writing Update? Other Priorities.

Not gonna lie, not much writing got done this week. After selling out my shop TWICE, I had to shift gears and put my effort where the sure money is coming in. And that’s my shop.

Can you blame me? I got a mortgage to pay and right now my needlework is selling much faster than my books. Perhaps that will change and I’ll have to switch focus again but for now, that’s how it is.

Now, this does not mean I’ve stopped writing. Muse does as muse do and I make sure to get my words in before I forget them. I haven’t given up on Emma’s story or any of my other projects.

As the shop fills back up again, more writing will happen. I have so much yarn to use up, filling it won’t take long. So, don’t despair! More stories will happen.

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Writing Status

In lieu of an update, I suppose I’ll just fill you all in on where things are at now.

First Brood 4 is up to 3736 words typed up so far and I have 20 pages written.

The next chapter of Fruit of the Dead has just been started and is giving me a little trouble. I’m having trouble getting into a flow here.

As for my other two projects, I put them aside to focus on First Brood 4 and Fruit of the Dead. I don’t want to drive myself crazy by working on too many things at once. Then nothing gets finished.

I don’t have an ETA for anything as of right now. The holidays are always a strange time when it comes to writing so I don’t wanna make any promises. Just know I’m working as hard as I can.

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