I fell behind (obviously) on doing my weekly writing plan… when I released all three books of When Darkness Falls, plus the boxed set, in quick succession in June and July, it was pretty wild, with all the thing to follow up on, marketing and so forth. I was just getting it together in late August, when I came down with bronchitis, which pretty much killed any writing (or anything else, either) for a full month! I’ve been back to writing this last week or so… not much, as I’m recovered from the illness but still get exhausted really fast. Still, it’s getting better every day and I’m back in the saddle now as far as writing goes 🙂
While I only got a little writing done this week (1,532 words), what I did get done was characterization work on my WIP, Coveted Mate, which I plan to release in March 2022. I went in and chose Archetypes (Best Friend and Waif) for my hero and heroine, went over the Archetypal interactions, and then proceeded with the long, detailed Character Interviews for each.
Um… I also have to admit, this last week I was sidetracked, by revisiting the original CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) series with Gil Grissom (my heart-throb!) since a new CSI: Vegas is premiering this coming Thursday, I wanted to kind of get the feel of the original before then. I’m up to Season 3, but I promise to focus more on writing this week! I swear!
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!
- CSI: Vegas is premiering on October 7th on CBS!! With the original CSI leads of William Peterson and Jorja Fox, as Gil Grissom and Sarah Sidle… and also some of the others, I’m assuming!
- 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)
- An Almost Marriage: A Short Story
- 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)
- 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
- NaNoWriMo Prep!