Wattpad & WriteOn: Chapter Ten

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In which Alex and Treyan have some much needed conversations over food.

And wine.

Lots of wine.

A second chapter revised in the same week?  MB is on a roll!

Well, I had a window of free time this morning, so I brought myself to Panera to write, as I often do, and four (4) hours later, I was done revising Chapter Ten.

Amazing, it’s it?

I think the hardest part with this particular revisions was one of two things – first, I didn’t want Treyan to come across as a complete creeper, and two, I didn’t want Alex to seem so readily accepting.  Whether I achieved either of these through this draft, you’ll have to tell me, otherwise it will be revisited come Revisions Round Three.

Wattpad is here.

WriteOn is here.

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But more of all, enjoy!

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Wattpad & WriteOn: Chapter Nine

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I changed my mind- I tend to do that a lot.

Last weekend I had posted the first part of Chapter Nine to Wattpad and WriteOn because 1) it was done, and 2) I knew the second part would take me a lot longer to revise, so better to get something up than nothing at all.

But the more I think about it, the more I consider what’s to come, story-wise, and I’ve decided that Chapter Nine is remaining as it is, and the remainder of the draft will become Chapter Ten.  There’s a lot of heavy dialogue coming up, and I think I need to centralize that more.

So yeah… Chapter Nine is up, Chapter Ten will post this weekend.

Wattpad is here.

WriteOn is here.

Happy Reading!

Now Playing: Two Thousand Years

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One thing that has always motivated me is music.  And not even when it comes to writing.  I’ve always been a music love, having been a member of the school band from 4th grade to my senior year of high school.  And I always have to have something playing in the background, whether I’m driving my car, taking a shower, or just hanging out around the house.

When I write, it’s not much different, though I tend to let the music play to what’s going on rather than remain in the background.  A HUGE example of this is Two Thousand Years.

Initially, the premise for my novel was inspired by Billy Joel’s Two Thousand Years from his River of Dreams album.  It’s a little-known song but something about it called to me for yeas, and when the time came for me to start something new for NaNoWriMo in 2014, that was the first true inspiration I had.

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100 Words: Chapter Nine

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I changed my mind.

100 words is a much better tease than 1,000 words.

1,000 words is practically a whole chapter!

100 words is a decent paragraph.

Yup, from now on, 100 words it is!

So here you have the next part of Chapter Nine – the first part is already up on Wattpad and WriteOn, mainly because it’s done, and I don’t know how long it’s going to take me to finish Chapter Nine.  It’s not necessarily a long chapter, but it’s a dialogue-heavy and a major relationship-building point for Alex and Treyan, so there’s a lot of pressure to make sure it’s done right.  Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry

Flash Fiction: Seven Deadly Sins

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This week, Chuck Wendig asked us to write based on one of the seven deadly sins- the post is here for your viewing pleasure.  And of course I couldn’t pick just one, so Lust and Greed and Envy it is!  Could also contain spoilers for Two Thousand Years as this is snagged from my Reylor-centric novella, Reylor’s Lament, which begins after the events of Two Thousand Years, so please read  at your own discretion.  Also, could potentially be NSFW… you’ve been warned!

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Flash Fiction: Her Shattered Heart

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So, I’m trying something new today.  I’ve been a follower of Chuck Wendig’s blog for a few months now, and every now and again he posts a flash fiction challenge.  This week’s can be found here, where we’re instructed to choose one of 10 sentences from his list and use it as the first line of our 1,000-2,000 story.  Well, here goes nothing!

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Who’s Who: Treyan, Crown Prince of the Empire

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Treyan believed he had everything in his life planned for once the Empress arrived in the Empire, but when his banished brother, Reylor, takes it upon himself thwart his predestined plans, he begins to question everything his life has been built upon.

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Wattpad & WriteOn: Chapter Eight

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I was feeling motivated this weekend.

Chapter Eight has been revised and is now live on both Wattpad and WriteOn!

Wattpad is here.

WriteOn is here.

More to come!

Who’s Who: Alexstrayna, Queen Empress of the Empire

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Alex was a pretty average young woman living in Boston until the stranger, Treyan, brings her to the Empire.  It’s not until she’s tested and tried to her limits that her true potential is discovered.

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1,000 Words: Flags on the field

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Just a sneaky peek of what’s to come in Chapter Eight!

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He pulled away from her, and suddenly. With his hand remaining behind her head, he dug in and pulled her hair, bringing her head up to him as close as the restraints would allow. Alex let you a silent scream as the tears came to her eyes. His red eyes penetrated hers as a look of complete disgust came over his face.

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