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Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Mine? Enjoyable. Fall has finally made it to Hotlanta and I’m a happy camper.

Let’s see how I did with last week’s goals…

1) LAST WEEK’S PROJECTIONS:

*Work on the draft for Cursed Hearts. Projected goal for the week: 6,048 words. My projected goal was to add roughly 864 words each day last week. I added approximately 4,000 words for the week. 

*Work on the draft for the horror story. Projected goal for the week: 2,324 words. Nailed it! I’m at 3,525 words.

*Work on draft for the alien short story. Projected goal for the week: 1,491 words. Nailed it! I’m at 3,461 words.

2) THIS WEEK’S PROJECTIONS:

*Work on the draft for Cursed Hearts. Projected goal for the week:  6,601 words [roughly 943 words daily].

*Work on the draft for the horror story. Projected goal for the week: 2,156 words [roughly 308 words daily].

*Work on draft for the alien short story. Projected goal for the week: 1,491 words [roughly 213 words daily].

3) A FAVORITE LINE OR PASSAGE FROM MY STORY THAT SUMS UP WHAT I WROTE/REVISED:

“We both need time. I admit that I made a mistake, should have never tasted her. But we can’t make this right by forcing the issue.” [Victor Duquette from Cursed Hearts]

Don’t you love it when characters admit their flaws? Victor is a flawed vampire. He doesn’t behave like the others in his coven. Victor prefers a tasty glass of blood red instead of feasting directly from the source. He has an aversion to turning humans. He loves his solitude, writing music. Then he meets Kelsie Martin, a young succubus, and he makes mistakes. He places her needs before his desires. Who would have guessed a vampire could be thoughtful?

4) THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE I FACED LAST WEEK: No major challenges! I feel like I’m missing something or the Sword of Damocles will come crashing upon my head. I kept to my word count each day. I had a couple of days where I fell a little short, but I was good with those days. The words flowed, for a change, without trying too hard.

5) SOMETHING I LOVE ABOUT MY WIPs:

Cursed Hearts

So the characters are taking over the story (yay!). I’ve given them a longer leash to see where they’ll lead me. So far, so good. They’re listening to the outline and trying hard to stay within the spirit of the tale I’ve laid out. But fortunately, they have some twists and turns and I’m listening.

Short Story Submissions

I love how these have been some of the easiest stories to write. How is it possible? I completely plotted and planned them, more so than I normally do. I’ve even created a scene outline for them. I wrote out a summary and placed the paragraphs from the summary into the appropriate scenes. Each day I’ve been writing one scene. It’s been working out well. We’ll see how things pan out as I get closer to the goal word count for each project.

News…

I’m part of the Fall New Adult Scavenger Hunt, October 26th through October 30th.

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How am I feeding my soul this week…

I’m in the middle of an ARC by Tia Silverthorne-Bach (enjoying it!). I’ll be starting another ARC on my Kindle app this week.

That’s it for this week.

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