#ROW80 Check-in 7/23/14 – Lots of wordz

I missed both Sunday’s and last Wednesday’s check-ins because I was swamped with preparing for camping and then actually camping. It was wonderful, and the pop-up trailer we bought was a dream. We’re going to be camping in August (a weekend), September (week), and possibly even October, which will be a first for us.

Sooooo I’m finally getting back into the swing. I’ve managed around 1k a day for the past few days, and I’m very close to the halfway mark on Grave Touched. I’m having a slight crisis of faith with my outline. I’m considering veering in a totally different direction and while I think it’s a good thing, I’m not sure what it’ll do to the second half of the book. I think I can still fit certain things in (like the climax, for an example) but I think others may need to be shuffled. For now, I’m writing it as it comes. I’ll deal with the other stuff after I’ve finished this draft.

This will be my third. Hopefully last.

Stats!

Words rewritten since last check-in: 7,241 words (!!!!!)
Words remaining: 2,759 words (!!!)
Pages edited: 0 (no editing needed yet)
What’s happening: [Redacted] is taking over. Yikes.
What’s next: Bad things. Very bad things.
Eye report: Horrendous for the past two days. :( I think there’s a storm coming.
Back report: Not too bad. Twinge-y.
Chocolate consumption (everyone’s favorite :D ): A whole lotta chocolate, too much to list. Including s’mores, 3 Musketeers bars, Twix bar, WW snacks…today I get to sample some chocolate cake (and 2 other varieties) that were made by one of our Mediterranean customers. Should be interesting. (This is the benefit of working in foodservice. SAMPLES YAY).

New Release – Hot-Blooded by Kendall Grey

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Title:
Hot-Blooded (The ‘Ohana Series, book 1)

Author: Kendall Grey

Publish Date: July 14, 2014

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‘Ohana is everything…

Hot-Blooded_600X857 When an accident claims her mother’s life, Keahilani Alana must take charge of her `Ohana (family)  or risk losing what little they have. With an underage brother to care for and no education, she has few options. The door to a heavenly hellish opportunity opens when she stumbles upon a valuable secret her mother left behind on the slopes of an extinct volcano—a legacy that tempts the family with riches beyond their wildest dreams. But the secret is much bigger and more sinister than they realize. As reality unravels and exposes eerie truths about the ‘ohana that should have remained deep under the mountain, Keahilani must either resist the
call of her blood or risk being consumed by its darkness.

Blake Murphy is an assassin working to infiltrate a new Hawaiian cartel. His investigation reveals that Keahilani, the sexy surfing instructor he pegged as an informant, is much closer to the drug ring than he thought. Passion ignites between them in the bedroom, but their ironclad ties to opposing interests pit them against each other everywhere else.When tensions reach the breaking point and her
ohana is threatened, the only cure for Keahilani’s hot-blooded fury is a loaded clip with a body bag chaser.

They don’t call her Pele for nothing.

HOT-BLOODED does NOT end with a happily ever after. It contains drug use and graphic sex, language, and violence. The story is intended to entertain, not to condone or glorify illegal or immoral activities. This book is unsuitable for sensitive readers and those under the age of 18.

*Written in 3rd person with multiple POVs.

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22319105-hot-blooded?from_search=true

 

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10495025_10152517628472520_5867235127450749614_oHere are 5 fun facts about HOT-BLOODED:
1. HOT-BLOODED is a cross between Point Break, The Sopranos, and Twin Peaks. So, if you like surfing, gangster-style grit with
a side of psychological suspense, this one might be right up your alley.

2. HOT-BLOODED’s heroine, Keahilani Alana, is a Hawaiian surfer chick with skeletons (and some other dark, bump-in-the-night baddies) in her closet. She’s strong-willed, independent, and more than willing to use force to get her point across.

3. The tagline for HOT-BLOODED “‘Ohana is everything” and boy is it EVER! ‘Ohana means “family” in Hawaiian, and this book explores the nature of family — good, bad, and deadly — on many levels.

4. It’s set on the lush island of Maui where every color of the rainbow rules — and where terrifying shadows exist in places you least expect them.

5. HOT-BLOODED is loosely connected to Kendall’s JUST BREATHE urban fantasy series. You don’t have to have read those books to enjoy this one, but JUST BREATHE readers who do a little digging may notice some subtle connections. There’s a reason for that. Stick with the ‘Ohana series to find out more!  :-)

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Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LS8G958?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creativeASIN=B00LS8G958&linkCode=xm2&tag=alisrewile01-20
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hot-Blooded-Ohana-Novel-Kendall-Grey-ebook/dp/B00LS8G958/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1405315204&sr=8-1&keywords=Hot+Blooded+Kendall+Grey
Amazon CA: http://www.amazon.ca/Hot-Blooded-Ohana-Novel-Kendall-Grey-ebook/dp/B00LS8G958/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1405315342&sr=8-1&keywords=Hot+Blooded+Kendall+Grey
Amazon AU:http://www.amazon.com.au/Hot-Blooded-Ohana-Novel-Kendall-Grey-ebook/dp/B00LS8G958/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1405315283&sr=8-1&keywords=Hot+Blooded+Kendall+Grey
Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/hot-blooded-11
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/hot-blooded/id895963192
Paperback from Amazon: http://bit.ly/HotBloodPB
Buy signed paperbacks directly from Kendall: http://www.kendallgrey.com/?page_id=4666

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Kendall Grey is the self-appointed past, present, and future president of the Authors Behaving Badly Club. A whale warrior and indie freedom fighter, she spends summers in the corner (usually with a dunce cap on her head) and winters hunched at the peak of Mt. Trouble, fiery pens of fury (complete with invisible ink) flying across the pages. She has a big set of cajones, and she’s not afraid to use them. In her spare time, Kendall speaks your mind so you don’t have to.

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Web: http://www.kendallgrey.com/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5108885.Kendall_Grey
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KendallGreyAuthor
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Kendall-Grey/e/B006BA1V06/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1405048362&sr=8-1

 

 

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#ROW80 Check-in 7/13/14

I’ve decided to do check-ins only once a week, as things are getting crazy busy at home. Hubby and I just bought a pop-up camper and have been working on cleaning it and outfitting it for our first trip which will be next weekend.

So, as you probably could guess, not a lot of writing or editing has gotten done. :(

So, here are my stats!

Words rewritten: 964 words
Words remaining: 9,036 words
Pages edited: 0
Pages remaining: 50-100 pages :(
What’s happening: Big, [redacted] stuff
What’s next: I’m not sure.
Eye report: Not too bad.
Back report: Okay so far.
Chocolate consumption: A lot! Especially yesterday at my mother-in-law’s birthday party – chocolate cake, chocolate brownie ice cream…and a few snacks I had before the party and the ice cream bars I’ve been eating all week. Yeah. Lots.

#ROW80 Round 3 Goals

Annnnnd here we are again with A Round of Words in 80 days. This will be my third round, and I find that ROW80 works well for me so I’m in.

This round will be a bit different for me as I’ve been doing a combination of editing and rewriting my WIP, Grave Touched. It’s technically a rewrite, but I am keeping some stuff and rewriting others, and adding new scenes. So it’s a bit difficult to track my progress using wordcounts only, as I’ve done for the past two rounds. So I’m going to try something else.

I will have two goals. The first one will be 10,000 rewritten words to cover the rewriting portion. And 50 to 100 pages edited to cover the editing. I can do either, or, or both, depending how things shake out. This is a bit of an experiment, so we’ll see how it goes.

And naturally, I will have stats as I have the past two rounds. I’ve got the chocolate ready. So here we go!

Year of No Fear: 2014 Manifesto – June Progress Report

Here we are again with another Year of No Fear Progress Report! I did some things in June, and I’m proud to say that I’m feeling pretty good about them.

Here’s how the month shook out:

Photography/New place: Went to the Clinton River Park with my hubby and took some awesome pictures! And, it was a new place, so it counts under my “Go to new places” thing.

Gratitude: Just started a Gratitude Journal at http://soulfearless.wordpress.com . (Ahem. I also need to update it, oops!)

Erotica: Made some progress on Awaken Me.

Diet: Integrating more veggies into meals. Also initiated a new rule: 1 low-calorie meal per week to start, and at some point, I’ll add at least one more. Trying to watch my portions.

Self-portraits: Lots of ideas. Just need to implement them.

Grave Touched Rewrite/Flamebound Revision: 46k into the Grave Touched Rewrite and going strong; I have a possible new direction for Flamebound which might prove to be better. I’m starting to get excited about it again which is cool.

A bit lean this month. I meant to try to write some more poetry, but it just didn’t happen. Still working on that. Life’s been kind of crazy lately, so once things calm down a bit, I should be able to focus on this stuff better.

#ROW80 Final Check-in Round 2

I’ve been so insanely busy that I missed the two previous check-ins. But I wanted to make this one for sure.

As you know, I’ve made some decent progress on several projects. I’ve finished just shy of 10k, which is 25k below my initial goal. Life took some big swings at me, and I haven’t been writing as much. I’ve been mostly editing, which I didn’t factor into my total numbers. I’m finally finished with Reaper Girl and all that’s left is copyedits on the other stories (and Reaper Girl at the end). After that’s put to bed, my next priority is the Grave Touched rewrite. That really, really, really needs to get going again. I think I wrote only once on it this month. I’m ~40k in, ~80k to go.

So next round, that will be the priority. And possibly a side project, just to keep my muse from gnawing on me too much.

Final stats!

Words written: ~10,000
Words remaining: ~25,000
Projects worked on: 4 (Reaper Girl, Awaken Me, Soulfire, and Grave Touched)
Times wrist was a problem: 2
Times used voice recognition: 1
Times FINIS: 1 (Reaper Girl)
Chocolate consumption: 29 mentions total, 5 mentions of “a lot” or “too much,” 2 mentions of “none.” (!!!)
Music: Adam Lambert, In Flames, Def Leppard, Within Temptation, Goo Goo Dolls, The Fray, Device, Halestorm

Annnnd that’s it for this round. Thanks for visiting.

#ROW80 Check-in 6/15/14 – More words

I’ve managed to work on the Grave Touched Rewrite some more. I’ve written 1,204 words in the past two days. I’m at a very tricky part, and I’m not sure which direction to take. I’m only a third in, and I don’t want to reveal everything just yet. But I still want to move the story forward. So that’s today’s task. Figuring it all out.

I also will probably be getting the Reaper Girl feedback from my editor very soon, so I may need to work on that, too.

I had some dental work done yesterday that messed things up a bit. Thankfully, the pain level has gone way down so I should be okay today.

My muse gave me a total new direction on an older project, and I’m currently trying to stay focused on Grave Touched and Reaper Girl. Crazy muse.

Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers out there.

Stats:

Words written: 1,204 words/9,596 written total
Words remaining: 25,404 words
What’s happening: The evil things are about to crash a party
What’s next: I’m not really sure.
Feeling: Mouth still sore from dental work, but otherwise okay.
Eye report: Twinge-y
Back report: Also twinge-y
Chocolate consumption: Ye Gods. Went a bit crazy yesterday with it. Oops?