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Say…

Still working on the last installment of the Say What You Want series. I wrote another 1100 of it so far today and might not get a chance to add much more to it, either. However, it’s a start, and tomorrow I have my full child-free time. My first day on the job is Sunday night — I’m working 12-8am, every other night for my first week. I’m sure my second week’ll be a little different. Training and all that needing to be done and all. 

I am starting to figure out exactly how this piece ends — though I’m a little surprised it’s ending that way. Then again, this is what my characters do, so I shouldn’t be that surprised. And then once it’s complete, I’ll start trying to compile everything together. Vicky & Mordecai part 3 should go up tomorrow — just have to get the title page and the copyright page done and then it’s going up on Amazon. 

Part of me is borderline freaking out about this huge upheaval in my schedule, but I’ll find a way to work around it. I’m going to have to figure out how I’m going to write on the days where I have work — and how I’m going to get enough sleep. I’m sure I’ll figure something out. If I have to like permanently keep myself awake at night or keep weird wake-up times, I will. 

But I will keep writing and I will keep producing stories. I just need to figure out what my next erotic romance piece will be. 🙂 Until then, enjoy this chunk of Say… (still untitled) I wrote today. 😀

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Ah, time to think of another title…

So this morning I decided I was going to work on the next piece of the Say What You Want series. This will definitely be the last piece. And I’m not entirely sure how it ends — though I suspect the characters will inform me soon, since I’m roughly 2.5k into this chunk already. I struggled a bit getting started, though.

I’ve been struggling again, in terms of writing, anyway. Once I get enough inertia, I’m good, but over the weekend it was a struggle to hit 750 words on Saturday and on Sunday I scraped together 300, with three separate 100 word drabbles. Life is hectic. I was out with the local high school marching band all day Saturday; the words I wrote were all written while I was on the bus. And they weren’t very good words, either. Oh well.

I still haven’t quiiite figured out things for Gray Morning, which I think is going to have a title change to Seize the Day. I don’t see it being a trilogy anymore — Ryin’s story and dropping aspects of the world that pertained mostly to him (Natural Borns, and the genetic engineering, etc) seemed to cut the overall story quite short. Which is fine — I don’t mind it. I prefer stand-alone novels, anyway.

I’m just undecided whether I want it to BE a stand alone novel, or if it should have a sequel — and if I did a sequel, what the sequel would actually BE about. But, I’m filling the pieces together. And I really, really want this to be my NaNo project. And then after I finish this book, I’ll move on to finishing Stellar. Once Stellar is finished, I’ll go back and edit Seize the Day. Or well, maybe not editing it, but reading through it, picking out which pieces need to be changed and making revision notes. It’ll be a bit tedious, but I want to go the traditional publishing route with these novels. Once I’m done with making notes for Seize the Day, I’ll do the same thing for Stellar. 

In the meantime, I’m also going to have to balance those projects and my erotica, not to mention the short stories I’ll also be attempting to get published. All while likely managing a part-time job on top of it all. It’s going to be work. It’s going to be tough. But I know I can do it, and I know that I’ll find a way to push through all of the obstacles that are in front of me. Writing is my passion. It’s what I really, truly want to do with my life, and I will make it work. 

I want my writing income to become my primary source of income. Of course, learning to balance the writing job and the part-time real world job and the childrearing job is going to be exceptionally difficult. But, I will find a system that works for me. The goal is 50k words a month from here on out. More is great! But that’s what I want out of me, minimum. In 75 minutes, I can write 2000-2500 words — that’s what I did today. So I need to set that aside every day. Or twice that, every other day. 

But enough rambling, here’s a piece of what I wrote this morning:

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Desperation

With the knowledge that I would be screwed out of not one, but three days of writing time this week, I decided I would skip helping with the marching band and go to Panera Bread this evening and write for several hours. I didn’t get to write this morning. My son is home from school tomorrow (as there is no school), so I will not get to write tomorrow morning, and Monday’s have fallen to the Therapy Gods, as I have therapy during the 2.5 hours the child is in pre-k. 

I wanted to write 4k to make up for the words I’m going to lose tomorrow, but I ended up with 3.3k. I do not work as well in the evening as I do at 9am in the morning. Like 9-11 is my sweet spot. I can punch out over 2k words in 1-1.5 hours easy during that window. It is amazing and I love it.

The project I’m working on at the moment is the next piece of my Vicky & Mordecai novella. It’s taken a turn I didn’t quite expect, but that’s what happens when I just put words on the page and don’t really plan and let the characters guide me. It’s always a surprise when I do it. Mordecai’s becoming more…unappealing by the minute, really. He’s controlling, and possessive, and he admits to both faults, and I think Vicky might actually go through character development to realize she doesn’t NEED to be controlled and walked all over and can stand up for herself and speak up for herself.

In a way, I am once again working my own issues out through writing, but in a different way. It’s incredible how I keep coming back to certain themes. Of course, there is sex, and plenty of sexual tension — which Vicky will also have to learn doesn’t mean anything. It’s an erotic novella, after all. 

Will he change? Will she end up leaving before that happens? I don’t know. But I’m certainly ready to find out for myself. 🙂

Cleaning

I’m still adjusting to the new routine around here, so I don’t always manage to post at night. I did, however, manage to clean up my Erotica Bibliography

I also wanted to announce that Just as Human is free today. 🙂 I have been doing several promotions but forgot to list them here (d’oh!), but I’m going to try to announce these things when they come up. I have a few more scheduled to start this week and some over the course of the weekend and next week. 

Warning, thar be sexual content in both them thar links. 😉 

My Twitter!

I broke down and got a twitter. I am so awful at this social media shit, but I’m trying to slowly ease myself into it somehow. Will do the best I can to figure out which ways of promoting myself work and which don’t. 🙂