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Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Mine was productive. I took Saturday off and spent it with my hubby. He added a new table to my office and a couple of storage bins. I spent Sunday cleaning and organizing the office. It felt great.

Let’s see what else I did last week…

1) LAST WEEK’S PROJECTIONS:

*Continue work on the rewrite of Rebel.  I will attempt to finish Act Two. Many of the chapters can be re-purposed from the original draft so the actual rewriting should be minimal. Almost done with Act Two. I’ve got two more chapters to rewrite.

*Continue plotting/planning All Things Dark and MagicalDidn’t even glance at it.

*Rewriting book descriptions for all published books. I rewrote the one for Regress over the weekend. All done.

2) THIS WEEK’S PROJECTIONS:

*Continue work on the rewrite of Rebel. I’ll finish the chapters for Act Two, and move on to Act Three.

*I have the idea for a prequel for the Alliance Chronicles. I might explore it this week.

*Go over the outline for All Things Dark & Magickal. 

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

“And there’s the problem, sheereen-am. I have thought about what you meant to me,” he admits in a quiet, forlorn voice. “For years, it’s all I thought of.” His eyes close for a moment. They pop open abruptly, and Venter shakes his head violently. “It makes what I must do difficult, but not impossible.”
He kisses her on the cheek and steps away. [scene between Venter and Taaliba, Rebel: the Alliance Chronicles]

Even villains can have a little tenderness. It’s a fleeting moment, but it is all Venter can offer Taaliba.

4) THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE I FACED LAST WEEK: Staying organized. My desk, an old table I commandeered, had become completely unmanageable. Little scraps of paper, post-it notes, paper clips, etc. cluttered the top of it. Without drawers to put things in, I resorted to piles of crap every where. But I didn’t want a desk. I opted for a second table to make an L-shaped desk. Then, I added a couple of storage drawers to clear off the desk. Now I have a workable space for the room I’m using.

Office Update

5) SOMETHING I LOVE ABOUT MY WIP: I figured out the perfect ending for the rewrite. I recently finished reading another book that left me with all sorts of warm fuzzies. I saw it as a challenge to craft my own heartfelt moment between two characters. So, Tru and Zared will get that time. It’s a nice way to end their story.

How I’m feeding my soul this week…I just started a steamy romance by Nikki Belaire. So far, I’m enjoying it.

That’s it for now.

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