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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Holy Mackerel

Good gracious. All of these floods in the past two weeks are hammering home the meaning of the old, but true saying - 'Treat everyday as if it may be your last.'

China, Bangladesh, Brazil, Bosnia, Haiti, have all been hit with floods, all in a mere two weeks.

Plus here in the United States Of America, Arkansas had twenty killed out of over 300 people. Leaving families torn and grieving. In Oklahoma City, there was at least one death, and now Kansas City was hit by a flood.

Not to mention the tropical storms, and the 7.5 earthquake out under the Indian Ocean, which caused damage in the form of landslides in the surrounding lands.

It really makes a person think hard.

I'd like to send out prayers to all of the victims' families in their times of need.

Here in Missouri we've been suffering a massive heatwave. Temperatures over 100 degrees, with up to 95% humidity {If I wanted that, I'd have stayed in Texas.} and heat indexes of between 115-130 degrees.

At least today we got back to normal temperatures. The heat advisories have finally gotten dismissed.

Now maybe I can get back to a normal schedule. :P

Okay writing info:

I've updated all four of my current fanfictions in the last couple weeks.

I just need to polish it up, and then I can post the next chapter of The Caspians.

I've made headway hammering out more of the Story Treatment for Double Trouble.

That's about it. Between the massive heat, housework, and kids, I haven't had much time for writing.

Saturday, June 5, 2010


That's what life has been lately.

My sister is pregnant a 4th time {this time with multiples} She's in her 6th month and STILL hasn't seen a doctor yet...

My cousin's husband just yesterday had a scare thinking he had a brain mass {which turned out to be a blood clot due to his stroke} so now they are settling down.

Thank you everyone for the prayers. My cousin and the rest of us deeply appreciate them.

Plus, I'm looking for a part time job.

The weather has been crazy with storms hitting and missing every few days for the past 3 weeks.

The heat of summer {between the rain and tornadoes} keeps things so hot that I can only write in the we morning hours when it won't be too hot to run the PC.

All of this combined means I've barely had time to do any writing lately, let alone any of my normal critting.

However, I am going to do a quick update on all my current works in progress.

At least my insomnia comes in handy for something {finally}

So here we go:

The Caspians: {My Tiger/Shifter Race Erotica/Fantasy Novel}

- Research is almost completed.

- The Story Treatment is completed.

- Chapter one is currently being posted at my crit groups for it's turn of being ripped apart so I can rewrite it even stronger.


My Erotica Trilogy:

Double Trouble:

- Is currently under heavy revision for the first 14 completed chapters.

- The Story Treatment is also being revised for the newer and deeper plot.

The Second One:{currently untitled}

- Has the Story Treatment being smoothed out as I finish up the first novel.

The Third one: {currently untitled}

- Has ideas forming as I further write the second's treatment up and finish the first novel.

Over all the trilogy is shaping up nicely. I know the overall plot for the entire trilogy, now I'm just ironing each piece out to spread over the series. Focusing one book at a time for the nitty-gritty ironing out.


A Lifetime OF Trials: {My Western Romance Novel}

- Is still being planned out. It's currently under heavy duty research while I iron out the kinks and write up the Story Treatment. I have the overall idea written up, just need to flesh it out and get down to the smaller details.


So that's it for updates on my current Works In Progress.

I've also made a mental note to choose one and stick to just it until I have completed the Manuscript.

My main hinderance with this is that Plot Bunnies just won't leave me alone. So lists get added as they pop into my mind for each novel.

But my main focus {when I can write} for now is on just one novel. D.T. since it's the closest to actually being completed.

Caspians will be next. For this term of posting, I'm ironing out the first chapter of Caspians while it's fresh in my mind.