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Happy Monday! How was your weekend? The cold air has finally descended upon Atlanta. We got our tree up and cranked on the heat. The first of the Christmas presents have arrived as well.

Let’s see how I did on the writing front last week…

1) LAST WEEK’S PROJECTIONS:

*Continue with the rough draft of Renegade. By week’s end I should be at 28,406 words. I hit 33, 244 words! I’ve completed 51% so far.

These items weren’t on the list but I worked on–

*Start revisions on Cursed Hearts. I’m halfway done.

*Do final read through on short story, Impact, before submission. Submitted.

2) THIS WEEK’S PROJECTIONS:

*Continue with the rough draft of Renegade. By week’s end I should be at 38,398 words.

*Continue with the revisions on Cursed Hearts.

*NEW PROJECT: Planning/plotting a new short story for an anthology with a circus theme. My story is about a freaky, terrifying circus with a ringmaster who has the ability to turn people into living dolls.

*NEW PROJECT: Planning/plotting a novella for an anthology with a rags to riches theme. My story is a gender bender version of Cinderella. There’s dark magic in this tale.

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

Kapernecki and I exchange a look. She’s a soldier first, medic second. I don’t need to tell her to be prepared, but I feel like I need to protect her. [Mark Carter, rough draft of Renegade]

Dr. Leslie Kapernecki is tough as nails. There’s a softness about her but it takes a special person to uncover it. She’s let her guard down a bit with Mark. She accepts who he is and has no issues with it. This passage sums up the back and forth between these two—she’s strong and doesn’t ask for help but he’s compelled to give it anyway.

4) THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE I FACED LAST WEEK: Living with a schedule. So I bought a three-year planner. I laid out as much as I have in mind for the next two years. It seems doable and then the opportunity for two new projects popped up and I jumped. At some point I’m going to have to learn the power of the word ‘no’.

5) SOMETHING I LOVE ABOUT MY WIP: There isn’t much I don’t like about this project. Don’t get it wrong. I love Tru and Zared, but I think Asher, Rihana, Mark, and Leslie are my hands down faves. You have the broken man, the woman who accepted him and put him back together, the loyal friend with his own set of issues, and the woman who accepts him regardless. I’ve already warned Leslie that she can’t have a book. (LOL!)

News…

The December newsletter is coming soon to email mailboxes (anticipated release 12/21). Have you subscribed yet?

How am I feeding my soul this week… 

I am completely done with ARCs! I’m reading the third book in Cambria Hebert’s Gearshark series (love these books!).

That’s it for this week.

Keep reading!

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