Part 2

Very excited to post that I have finished Part 2 in book 1!  Feels like a great accomplishment.  Looks like I’m on schedule to finish Part 3 by the end of January and start the editing process in February.

I didn’t get to work on the book as much as I would have liked this month, so that did put me a little behind schedule.  Hopefully the first month of 2013 will go much smoother, and have less unforeseen life obstacles 

Thank you to those that are starting to follow the blog.  It’s hard to get these things off the ground, so I appreciate the words of encouragement.

And last, but not least!

Be very safe tonight, and have a wonderful and Happy New Year!

Seasons Greetings and Stuff

Just wanted to wish everyone well today!  I know it’s a little late, but I’ve been doing stuff today.  All kinds of fun stuff.  Stuff that filled all my time from the moment I got up today until now.  Stuff.

Stuff. Stuff. Stuff.

Oh… you want details?

Okay, I was procrastinating.  I spent way too much time browsing all my funny sites, and little time doing anything productive.  I am still working through this horrible cold that turned into a respiratory infection, (cue coughing up a lung) but I HAVE been writing some.  Chapter 12 is coming along nicely, and I do expect to finish that this week now that all the big holiday stuff has died down.

I will leave it at that since it’s late and I do have to work tomorrow.  I just wanted to make sure to get a little update in there while I’m still trying to get this blog off the ground, and I missed my scheduled weekend posting.

What Didn’t Happen

So, the optimistic plans that I made at 8:05 am this past Saturday morning failed to come to fruition.  Instead, my exuberant feelings for completing the epic finish of Part 2 of After turned into a stuffy nose, sore throat, and just a general feeling of craptasticness all over my body.

And at 9 pm tonight, I am still not on the upswing yet.

I suffered through the dreaded ‘day job’ today, but over the past three days have manged to only get a little over 800 words down.  It’s been disappointing to say the least.  I just haven’t felt like tolerating that blank white screen staring at me expectantly, waiting for me to get my mind in gear and the ‘creative juices’ flowing.    Instead all I got was sinus drainage and a headache.  I guess SOME juices were flowing, just not the right ones.  Yeah, I’ll give you a second to marinate on that image.

Kleenex anyone?

I was, however, able to at least fill my time with something productive.  I was able to get caught up on most of the TV shows that I had fallen behind on during NaNoWriMo.  So that means my wonderful husband had to suffer through episode after episode of Supernatural, Vampire Diaries, and Glee.  (Don’t judge my guilty pleasures.)

Thank you for tolerating my emotionally stunted fifteen year old mind, Husband.  At least you can be assured I will always laugh at every “That’s What She Said” joke.

Also on a positive note, sometimes the story-line and characters benefit from a little time dancing around in the ol’ noggin, but that also means Chapter 10 and 11 will be facing a little bit (huge bit) of an overhaul.  I’ll catch that on the edit.

So I’m sure I’ll have the energy to pound this out soon.  I just need a little recovery time.


Chapter 11 is done, however I am not sure if Part 2 is done.  Perhaps just one more chapter.

I have also started to roughly develop some of the characters that will be introduced in Book 2, and can’t wait to see what happens when Ali finally meets up with them.  Now if only I can get the last half of After done before the first of the year!  It’s looking like I will easily be able to hit my goal of 100k words for book one.  Yay!

First Post


Still working on the set up process for the new blog.  My intentions are to keep those wonderful fans updated with the newest information on the stories that I am currently working on.

For starters, I plan to upload a few more chapters to the Smashwords website tonight that will put me over the 50k winners mark for the 2012 NaNoWriMo challenge this month.  I actually achieved my goal on November 25th, and promptly took a much needed break.

“After” is still very much a work in progress, and I’ve only been able to spare one very quick editing session on the project, so you’re barely getting a little more than the 1st draft.  My aim was to remove any horribly glaring mistakes, and I’m saving the final edit for once I have finished the book.

I will be working feverishly through the month of December to finish getting my words down on paper.  The story is now firmly in my head, I’ve just got to get through writing it all out now!  I expect to be finished, or at least close to finished, with Book One by New Years, and will use January to edit.  Plans are to have the finished revision, all sparkly and ready for consumption, in February 2013.

Please check back here every now and then for more updates!  And as always, feedback is welcome.