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A WRITER’S SOUL: My Weekly Goals & Such

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A Writer’s Soul is a glimpse into my thoughts and process as an author. A chance for you, the reader, to check out the progress of my current work-in-progress and find out what I’m reading.

Last week was all about catching up. Let’s see how I did.


1) LAST WEEK’S GOALS:

The only goal this week is to finish he revisions on Delivering Sin. I’ve pushed the deadline back a smidgen to accommodate by progress. I should be able to finish by Tuesday. Wednesday would be the latest.

Once I finish the revision, I’m taking a mini-break before tackling a new project. I’ll tell you about this one in a minute. DONE!

2) THIS WEEK’S GOALS:

Return to the draft of Finding Me. Currently 21,052 words are written. I’m setting a goal of 1,997 words per day for a total of 9,985 for the week.

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

I typed THE END and thought I was done but my muse tapped me on the shoulder. I needed to write another critical scene.

A breathy moan escaped my mouth. All the memories shuffled back at me, but there was one—the time I spent with Amun—that gave me clarity. Both of us were under the influence of two spirits. Our actions didn’t really belong to us. [Sinatra, Delivering Sin by Nadirah Foxx]

Sinatra and Jake needed an intimate moment where they were both aware of the other.

4) THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE I FACED LAST WEEK:

Taking a break. On the first day I admit to feeling lost. I did catch up on “Orphan Black”. Any fans here? I loved the series but the finale was kind of meh.

5) SOMETHING I LOVE ABOUT MY WIP:

I successfully wrote a standalone! These characters won’t appear in another book. The story doesn’t cross into another. It’s complete. Delivering Sin is part of a series of standalones all about Finding Love. Each story will be unique to itself.

I have to admit writing a standalone is challenging. There were many days I wanted to cut Sinatra and Jake’s story down and have a sequel. Happily, it all fit into one novel.


How I’m feeding my soul this week…

I’m reading a couple of books at the moment:

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So far it reminds me of Kami Garcia’s Beautiful Creatures. It has that haunting quality to it with characters that seem innocent but you know they’re hiding secrets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This one is an intriguing, sexy read with a main character I’m not sure whether I should love him or hate his arrogance yet.

 

 

 

 

 

That’s all for now.

Keep reading.

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