It wasn’t a really productive week, writing-wise. I think I’m having a wee bit of writers block, ugh. I stare at the open document and can’t think what to write! This week, I’ll be not only working on the current WIP, Coveted Mate, but I’ll be doing characterization on the 5th book in the Wishes & Dreams series (working title Runaway Rogue) as part of NaNoWriMo preparation.
My very first novel, Truck Stop, was first published 20 years ago, October 10, 2001! Wow, it’s hard to believe so much time has gone by!! In 2018 I revised it extensively, found a wonderful cover artist to do the cover (and she now does all my covers!) and re-released it, as well as an audiobook version on Audible.
Yes, it’s Preptober! National Novel Writing Month is coming up, and October is the prep month! I have a checklist on Asana that I save and use from year to year, of things to be done before November. This early in the month, however, the only things to focus on are meal prep… making individual freezer meals to use in November. I already ordered (and received) my 2021 official NaNo t-shirt, so yay!
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In Other, Non-Writing-Related News……
- Coronavirus, of course. I’ve been vaccinated, and am back to driving part-time (as the whim strikes me) for Uber, and having a blast!
- Season Two of The Equalizer, with Queen Latifah as the lead, is premiering tonight, October 10th on CBS!! I’m sooo excited, I am LOVING this series, and I swear, this role was custom made for Queen Latifah, she just rocks it!
- Truck Stop
- Wishes in a Bottle (Wishes & Dreams #1)
- A Gift of Jacinth (Wishes & Dreams #2)
- SwanSong (Sons of the Desert #1)
- Castles in the Sand (Sons of the Desert #2)
- A Cat for Troy (Wishes & Dreams #3)
- Wishes & Dreams Boxed Ebook Set (Books 1-3)
- When Darkness Falls: Book I: The Palace
- When Darkness Falls: Book II: The Dark Lord
- When Darkness Falls: Book III: The Prophecy
- When Darkness Falls: The Trilogy (Boxed eBook set)
- An Almost Marriage: A Short Story
- In-Progress Manuscripts:
- MICHAEL’S QUEST, Sons of the Desert #3
- COVETED MATE, Wishes & Dreams #4
- To Be Written Partial Manuscripts:
- RUNAWAY ROGUE, Wishes & Dreams #5
- BEHIND THE CLOUDS, spin-off of Sons of the Desert
- INTO THE STORM, spin-off of Sons of the Desert
- Planned Manuscripts:
- HATED MATE, Wishes & Dreams #6
- Short Story: Amanda & Julian, spin-off of Wishes in a Bottle
THIS WEEK’S WRITING PLAN
(Not in any particular order except if indicated)
- Work on Coveted Mate
- Characterization for Runaway Rogue
- NaNoWriMo Prep!