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Renley, Somnolence, WIP Wednesday

Eye of toads WIP… Thursday?

I’m a day late for WIP Wednesday because I just over adulted yesterday after I wrote, and I also had plans… I had to nap for last night (Go San Diego Gulls!). So, I did not get my WIP done in time. I suck. But you know, life is just like that at times.

Where are you on RENLEY, Ali? Why are you talking in third person?

I don’t know why I’m talking in third person–must be a sign of hysteria.

I am at the point where I invited my alpha readers in to look at the first half of the manuscript and the response has been, some chit-chat. Raylene and Bri were talking amongst one another last night while I was at the game.

All I will say is Shelby needs more love peeps. Love Shelby! He’s a sweetheart.

So my typo for the week is this… I need help, no one wants to eat toads. She was supposed to be making TOAST.

Jonah, Somnolence, WIP Wednesday

WIPs And Swirlies Excite Me

This typo made me laugh aloud, and my husband thought I was demented. I am demented, but give me a little credit. This wasn’t the only indication.

I am now on chapter 14 of my last draft. Next, it goes to betas, and then the final draft will be done before it goes to the formatter. I’m terribly excited now because JONAH is finally coming together. And this is how we come to a swirly…

Jonah, WIP Wednesday, Writing

WIP it… Just WIP it.

I’m on chapter 27… hallelujah! I have two days to write 13,000 words to reach deadline… whhhhhhhat?

Yes, both are true. I just wrote the pivotal moment of the book where the story comes to a climax, and now I need a resolution. Okay, easy peasy–or it would be if I knew what came next. If I had any clue.

But I do have something for you. My Alpha reader Abbie found this shining exhibit of my ability to describe one eyebrow.

Jonah, WIP Wednesday

WIP Wednesday – Elf It!

Started working on Jonah again and I’m chugging away at it like The Little Engine That Needs More Coffee. I have a little WIP Wednesday typo for you today, though. I apparently can’t write ‘eff that’ with the nearing holidays without an elf showing up.


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Teaser Tuesday, WIP Wednesday, Writing

Taking Up My Slack Thursday

I’m behind and literally treading water. In case you missed it, my life got crazy and I soon followed. I just got back from a trip home to my family because my dad was badly injured. I returned home to San Diego, read JONAH only to sink into a depressive dismay that demanded immediate action to improve where I was going with my story. It smells like a dung heap.


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WIP Wednesday, Writing

WIP Wednesday

Life…

So my dad was on a ladder on top of scaffolding, something he would kick our asses for doing, and he fell. He broke a lot of bones and has been through two surgeries now and has so much metal in him that he could be mistaken for a cyborg. His rib surgery alone took 8 hours because all of the ribs on one side were fractured. One of his lungs was punctured and they needed to clean the bone fragments from it. But it gets better, he broken ribs on the other side too. His pelvis was broken. His clavicle and his scapula were also fractured.

Good thing he didn’t bruise his brain–we already know that wasn’t working since he put a ladder on top of scaffolding.

Needless to say, I’ve not got much done because I’m all sorts of a mess. My family is on the other side of the country and we are trying to figure out if I’m flying out to gather my sister and bring her out here with me while my dad recoups. My dad and sister are like two cats in a bag they aggravate one another. If she comes out here then they can both relax and appreciate one another.

All this said… if you suddenly see a catastrophic fall with epic surgery pop up in JONAH I’m just writing what I know. 😆

WIP Wednesday, Writing

WIP Wednesday – How To Get Inspired

So no other way to say it.

WRITERS BLOCK!!!

Kill me now.

JONAH is the second time I’ve been novelly challenged. The first time it happened, I moved on and wrote RAIDEN in one week, but that isn’t a luxury I have right now. I have to find inspiration in this clusterfuck that I call JONAH. Luckily while at Books At The Beach, I was around other authors much more experienced than me and one of them blessed me with a suggestion that I’m taking to heart. I’m reading RAIDEN and TRACE to get a sense of Jonah’s voice and where Lizzy and he are in their story.

Thanks for all the advice, those authors I spoke with, your knowledge is invaluable.

Also, The Powers That Be bundle is coming out!

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Jonah, Somnolence, WIP Wednesday

Just WIP it. To Mow or To Moan

Yes! To mow or to moan, that is the question. I apparently think that they mow when they get sexy. A little gardening is appropriate during intimate times, perhaps? Maybe, man or ladyscaping?

I just wrote the book, I’m not sure what the sentence means!

Maybe in this book Lizzy’s a gardener, she could have take up landscaping arts. You can’t know if I don’t!