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Year of No Fear – 2014 Manifesto – July Progress Report

This one’s going to be a bit sparse. I’ve been working on the Grave Touched Revision like a fiend.

In July:

~Revision: Wrote 16k on Grave Touched
~Diet: Have been working toward eating healthier, watching my dinner choices when we go out to eat, which has been a problem for years. I also have been adding 1 low-cal meal a week to our dinners at home.
~Poetry: Ah, have been thinking about it again. Need to find the time to write some!
~Gratitude: Been thinking of 3 things daily most of the time, just can’t keep up with the journal. May switch to monthly posts instead of daily.

And that’s really it. I hope to get more done as we go.

Year of No Fear – 2014 Manifesto – May Progress Report

May was the month where I finally made some awesome headway on conquering my fears. Here’s what I did:

~Poetry: Wrote 10 (!!) drafts, edited 2 old drafts, and 3 of the 10 poems written were about a subject I haven’t been able to write about for 5 years. I’d say that’s progress!

~Photography: First shoot done on 5/10. Low light/Church. Beautiful pictures. 😀

~Erotica: I started Awaken Me on 5/4, a novella about cat shifters. Still in progress.

~Self-portraits: Been taking them hit and miss. Still nothing artsy, but I have been keeping my eye out for something cool to wear that won’t break the bank.

~Revision: Restarting Grave Touched today or tomorrow.

~New project: Although it’s not technically part of my Year of No Fear, I did start a new novel called Soulfire. It has a cool concept. Usually, I’d wait till I finished something, but I feared (!!) the enthusiasm and ideas would just vanish. Or it would take over and I’d mess up my deadlines. Well, no. I decided to start on it anyway and work on it when I could. I am trusting that I can do this without screwing things up.

So I’m pretty happy with what I’ve done so far. Here’s to much more!

Grave Touched First Pass Complete!

Last night, I crossed the finish line.  I have been worried about this revision taking longer than I thought, and maybe having to frantically finish it like I did with Fey Touched at the end (lots of rewritten scenes, oh my!), but I’m happy to say that I think I’m gonna be okay.  What I finished last night was the first pass of the revision.  Should have be the final pass, but I ran into some problems that need fixing before I call it done.  Which necessitates another pass.  I believe (*crosses fingers and toes*) that this will be it.

My deadline is December 1st.

So, today it begins.  Today, it will begin its transformation from a wee little inkling of an idea to an epic, thrill ride of a novel that will leave you breathless.  (Okay, I’m being dramatic here.  But I am hoping to take it from here to where I visualized it all those months ago).  Also, I have been working on this book for going on two years.  On and off.  By the time it’s published, it’ll be just shy of two years.  That’s how long this story has been in my head.

I have also firmed up the entry point and circumstances for Fey Touched book #3, Ever Touched AND I have the last book figured out, too.  Might have a book in the middle.  Not sure yet.

As for future projects, I might shift gears to either Flamebound, which needs a rewrite, or Survivor, also in dire need of a rewrite.

And Covenant has been niggling at me, too.  So many stories, so little time…