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The Soul of a Writer

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Happy Monday! How was your weekend? We didn’t get much by the way of snow, but we did get some frost. Parts north of me got real ice. Since I had so much time indoors, I spent it getting caught up.

Let’s see how I did with my goals from last week.

1) LAST WEEK’S PROJECTIONS:

*Finish world-building for a new project (a novella for an anthology). This one is a magical rags to riches story. Done.

*Finish first round revisions on Rebel. Almost done. 

*Start next round of revisions on Cursed HeartsAlmost done.

It wasn’t part of last week’s goals, but I started the rough draft for Blessed Hearts, Book Two of the Hearts Duology.

2) THIS WEEK’S PROJECTIONS:

*Complete character development for novella.

*Finish first round revisions on Rebel.

*Finish second round of revisions on Cursed Hearts.

*Continue writing rough draft for Blessed Hearts.

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

Okay, maybe folks think we’re a biker gang because of my Ducati Multistrada 950. I won it off a werewolf passing through town. His loss, my new love—the only type of love deserving of an incubus. [Cash Martin, Blessed Hearts]

This passage sums up Cash. He’s a bad boy incubus who firmly believes that love isn’t for his kind, especially him.

4) THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE I FACED LAST WEEK: For once, I didn’t really have any major challenges to contend with. I laid out a plan of attack and just did it. If anything, boredom entered the picture on Saturday. That’s why I started writing the rough draft of Blessed Hearts when I did. I’m not a big fan of revising. There’s a lot of rewriting and cutting words. When you’re done, you hope there’s something left resembling the idea you started with.

5) SOMETHING I LOVE ABOUT MY WIP: [Blessed Hearts] I discovered that I like writing male POV. For this second book in the duology there won’t be any alternating POV. The entire story is told by Cash Martin, Kelsie’s older brother. For some reason, it’s been easier writing the few stories I’ve done in male POV. I haven’t figured out exactly why, but it is a happy discovery.

News this week…

Sketch Combo Sale

How I’m feeding my soul this week…

I’m trying to get back in the reading groove. I think I did it with my latest find:

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I have a couple of other books I’m reading as well.

That’s it for this week.

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